A Global Network for Women Advancing Clean Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy and the MIT Energy Initiative are excited to host the third annual C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium as part of their shared commitment to C3E as a Clean Energy Ministerial initiative. At each symposium C3E Ambassadors and award winners come together with women working in the sector, students, and representatives from partner governments for a professional conference intended to build a strong and interconnected network of women in clean energy. In addition to an awards ceremony with high-level keynote speakers, substantive sessions track the award categories. The event also includes small group discussions anchored by Ambassadors, student research presentations, and networking opportunities.
To find out more about this year's event and the lastest agenda, visit www.C3Eawards.org
To see coverage from pervious C3E Symposia, visit http://c3enet.org/page/c3e-symposium
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With that caveat, I offer four thoughts:
1) Leadership starts early in your…Continue
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I’ve worked in clean energy for most of the last decade,…Continue