Women in Energy













Women in Energy Program

Vision: To build the leading global platform that increases the presence and leadership of women in energy and related sectors 

Approach: To help recruit, develop and retain women working in the energy space, the Women in Energy (WIE) program partners with senior energy leaders, Universities, energy employers and other related organizations to:

  • Build a "Women in Energy" community to support networking and other opportunities for students to connect with women professionals and leaders in the field 
  • Provide leadership skills training, workshops and mentoring
  • Facilitate opportunities for internships, full-time roles and related practical experience in the energy space 
  • Provide funding to exceptional students to support academic research and summer internships

Given CGEP’s mission of training the next generation of leaders, its affiliation with a top-tier global educational institution, Columbia University, and its location in New York City, it is uniquely positioned to have substantive impact upon women students working in—or interested in pursuing careers in—energy-related fields.

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Columbia Affiliates

The Center's Women in Energy Program works closely and is affiliated with "Women in Energy" sub-groups across Columbia schools and departments, including:


Our Partners

CGEP partners with organizations and companies that are dedicated to enhancing the breadth and depth of opportunities available for women in energy and energy-related fields. CGEP's corporate and organizational partners help support the Women in Energy program through both financial and in-kind support.

Upcoming Events

​Please note all events listed below are open to current female students only.


Affiliated Events 

For more information about CGEP's Women in Energy program or to become a partner, please contact jem2245@sipa.columbia.edu 

Women in Energy News

Empowering women in West Africa to advance energy access goals - by Peyton Fleming, Lead Writer, Sustainable Energy for All. Originally published on SE4All 

Venezuela’s Rebels With a Cause -  by Fabiana Perera, Women in Energy Member, PhD candidate at GWU, and 2017 Foreign Policy Intetrrupted Fellow & Anne-Marie Slaughter, former director of policy planning in the US State Department, President and CEO of New America, and Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affiairs at Princeton University. Originally published on Project Syndicate

Women’s Crucial Role in Combating Climate Change by Alina Tugend. Originally published on The New York Times