The Women in Energy (WIE) program seeks to grow the presence and leadership of women in energy and related sectors.

Our Approach

  • Build a "Women in Energy" community to support women and student access to networking opportunities with women professionals in the field.
  • Provide leadership skills training, workshops and mentoring.
  • Facilitate internship opportunities, full-time employment and related practical experience in the energy space. 
  • Provide funding to exceptional students pursuing academic research opportunities and summer internships.

 

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

Our Partners

Columbia Affiliates

WIE works closely with "Women in Energy" sub-groups across Columbia schools and departments, including:

Other 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.

Women in the 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

Podcast

Columbia Energy Exchange
Dr. Emily Reichert
CEO of Greentown Labs

Innovation has resulted in remarkable advances in clean energy technology with solar and wind energy systems becoming increasingly competitive in the U.S. And more breakthroughs are in the pipeline, as ambitious scientists, engineers and...

Paula Gold Williams
President and CEO of CPS Energy

On this episode of Columbia Energy Exchange, host Bill Loveless speaks with Paula Gold Williams, the President and CEO of CPS Energy in San Antonio, Texas, the largest public electric and gas utility in the U.S.

Lisa Murkowski
U.S. Senator (R-AK)

Host Bill Loveless sits down with Senator Murkowski, one of the leading voices in the debate to expanded U.S. drilling, to discuss new developments in the sector as well as other energy and environment policy under the Trump administration....