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 Energy Externships

The Women in Energy externship is a month-long training program in a NYC-area energy start-up for our WIE student members to help them gain experience in the energy sector. See current opportunities here

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

Featured Research

In a new op-ed for The Houston Chronicle, Jully Meriño Carela and Amy Myers Jaffee explain why the energy industry needs more women and ways in which they can retain diverse talent. 

Building diverse, inclusive work environments has become a priority for businesses across the globe—bringing benefits that include higher productivity and improved performance, as well as increased creativity and broader perspectives that lead to better decision-making.

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