The Women in Energy program elevates women in energy by advancing equality and opportunity.  WIE seeks to address institutional barriers to entry, help organizations and companies to improve retention, and empower women to achieve career growth through educational programming, enhanced visibility, and broader networks.

Program Goals 

  • Increase interest in energy and increase the number of women entering the field
  • Offer enhanced educational programming
  • Establish programs and initiatives that can be replicated 
  • Build partnerships and collaborations
  • Raise the visibility of women

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

The Industry With the Most Female CEOs Isn’t What You’d Expect via the Wall Street Journal

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
Maria Korsnick
President and CEO of the Nuclear Energy Institute

Host Bill Loveless sits down with Maria Korsnick, the president and CEO of the Nuclear Energy Institute, to discuss the outlook for nuclear energy in the U.S.

Abigail Ross Hopper
President and CEO, Solar Energy Industries Association 

Host Bill Loveless seats down with Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association, and discuss the future of solar in the US.

Karen S. Evan
Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy 

Host Bill Loveless sits down with Karen S. Evans, assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy, to dicuss the DOE’s Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response.