Closing the gender gap and increasing the participation, leadership, and success of women in clean energy fields are the goals of the U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Initiative.

Sponsoring the U.S. C3E Awards and symposia allows your organization to directly impact and support diversity and leadership in clean energy. You will meet and mingle with top women in energy at all stages in their careers (board service and hiring opportunities!) and hear from leading experts in clean energy. You will support the minds that will help create solutions for our world's difficult challenges.


C3E Initiative, Symposium, and Awards

The U.S. Department of Energy, Texas A&M Energy Institute, MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI), and Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy collaborate to implement the U.S. C3E Initiative. The U.S. C3E Program is focused on developing effective ways to attract, retain, and promote women in the clean energy sector, as well as to extend its geographic reach across the entire U.S.
Mid-career women in clean energy are recognized at the annual U.S. C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium, an invitation-only gathering of approximately 250 people across the clean energy spectrum. A lifetime achievement award and mid-career awards in specific categories are announced at this annual celebration.

The symposium incorporates a range of perspectives, including those of seasoned and mid-career government representatives, researchers, entrepreneurs, and corporate leaders. A poster session gives students the opportunity to discuss their current research at U.S. universities.

Attendees gather to share insights regarding cutting-edge energy research, new business ventures, and successful career pathways. In addition to exploring current topics in clean energy and recognizing accomplished women awardees, the symposium builds a strong and interconnected network.

A live stream is typically made available during the event, and a recording of the event is posted to the U.S. C3E website.


Learn more

Texas A&M Energy Institute, MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI), and Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy are collaborating to recruit sponsors to support the U.S. C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposia and Awards. For more information, please contact Valentini Pappa, Martha Broad, or Leigh Limbach Johnson:

Valentini Pappa
Academic Program Coordinator of the M.Sc. in Energy, Adjunct Assistant Professor of the Agriculture and Biological Engineering, Texas A&M Energy Institute
(979) 862-9148 |

Martha Broad
Executive Director, MIT Energy Initiative
(617) 258-6084 |

Leigh Limbach Johnson
Associate Director, Communications, Community Building and Outreach Programs, Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy
(650) 725-5805 |


Thank you to our 2019 sponsors:

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Thank you to the following universities for in-kind donations: