WASHINGTON, DC – The Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center announced today the selection of its inaugural class of fellows for its Women Leaders in Energy Fellowship. The Fellowship is a one-year, nonresident program for early to mid-career rising female leaders in the energy and climate field with an interest in policy.

“The energy sector drives the global economy and geopolitics, yet women make up less than a quarter of the workforce,” said Frederick Kempe, Atlantic Council President and CEO. “Our fellowship will serve to highlight and be a leadership accelerator for women in the energy and climate field.”

The Fellowship will begin in March 2019 and is open to women under the age of 35.Fellows will have the opportunity to learn from the experiences of senior leaders in the sector and have their voices elevated as female experts in the energy and climate space.The program offers fellows the opportunity to deepen their expertise, expand their network, increase their exposure through events and publication opportunities, and enhance and encourage leadership potential through mentorship and key professional development trainings.

The fellowship program is made possible by the generous support of RBC Capital Markets; RBC plays no role in selecting fellows. This first class of fellows includes rising leaders from a wide range of sectors and backgrounds, bringing a diverse set of perspectives to the Global Energy Center’s work,

The 2019-2020 Class of Fellows:

  • Lee BeckSenior Advisor for Advocacy and Communications, Global CCS Institute
  • Kelsey CallahanSenior Program Associate, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions and Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions Forum
  • Debra GreenspanVice President, The Glover Park Group
  • Cherie WilsonDirector for Federal Affairs, General Motors


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