The Atlantic Council Global Energy Center’s Women Leaders in Energy and Climate Fellowship is a one-year, unpaid, nonresident fellowship program for early to mid-career rising women leaders in the energy and climate fields.

The program provides professional development for young women by cultivating their leadership potential, facilitating mentoring sessions with senior women leaders in the energy sector, and providing opportunities for public speaking and writing. The program is open to women under the age of 35 with at least three to five years of experience in the energy and climate fields.

REFLECTIONS FROM 2023 FELLOWS

In March 2024, the Women Leaders in Energy and Climate Fellows visited Washington, DC for a study tour as part of the fellowship program to discuss women’s participation to drive progress toward a cleaner and more efficient energy system. Read their takeaways below.

Women Leaders in Energy Fellowship

Mar 22, 2024

The energy transition provides opportunities for more inclusive and sustainable global growth 

By Maitha Al Shimmari, Jeanette Gitobu, Georgette Udo, Lin Yuan

The 2023 cohort of the Women Leaders in Energy and Climate Fellowship traveled to Washington, DC, for their study tour, meeting with government officials and civil society groups to discuss the global energy transition challenges that leaders contend with today.

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commentary & analysis

Working with a wide-ranging community of experts and stakeholders, the Women Leaders in Energy fellows provide timely commentary and analysis on the geopolitical, sustainability, and economic challenges of the changing global energy landscape.

Women Leaders in Energy Fellowship

Mar 22, 2024

The energy transition provides opportunities for more inclusive and sustainable global growth 

By Maitha Al Shimmari, Jeanette Gitobu, Georgette Udo, Lin Yuan

The 2023 cohort of the Women Leaders in Energy and Climate Fellowship traveled to Washington, DC, for their study tour, meeting with government officials and civil society groups to discuss the global energy transition challenges that leaders contend with today.

Africa Americas

Press Release

Jul 11, 2023

Atlantic Council announces fifth cohort of the Women Leaders in Energy and Climate Fellowship

Fellows with diverse energy and climate sector experience will gain unparalleled professional development and networking opportunities WASHINGTON, D.C. — July 11, 2023 — The Atlantic Council Global Energy Center announced today the selection of its fifth class of fellows for its Women Leaders in Energy and Climate Fellowship. The fellowship is a one-year, nonresident program […]

EnergySource

Mar 31, 2023

Green investment takes the lead: Japan’s revamped approach in Africa

By Emi Yasukawa

Japan’s approach to Africa is becoming more investment-based, instead of relying just on aid. Japanese companies and banks have recalibrated their strategies and are looking to advance continent-wide development.

Africa Energy & Environment

EnergySource

Mar 6, 2023

Beauty and the beast: Implications of the US-China tech war on climate and energy

By Jennifer Lee

US-China tech tensions could have ripple effects on decarbonization efforts. Tech competition could provide benefits, but if left unmitigated, it could also hinder both countries’ energy transitions.

China Energy & Environment

EnergySource

Feb 21, 2023

The power of renewables: Productive use appliances as climate change solutions in sub-Saharan Africa

By Sharmila Bellur

Productive use appliances can mitigate emissions while encouraging climate adaptation and resilience in sub-Saharan Africa. They can push households up the energy ladder and stimulate economic development, if managed correctly.

Africa Energy & Environment

EnergySource

Aug 16, 2022

The Inflation Reduction Act gives carbon removal a big boost

By Calli Obern

The IRA sets the US carbon removal industry up for sustained, broad-based success. But its provisions must be accompanied by community efforts and more targeted policy.

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Press Release

May 31, 2022

Atlantic Council announces fourth cohort of the Women Leaders in Energy and Climate Fellowship

Fellows with diverse energy sector experience will gain unparalleled professional development and networking opportunities

Press Release

Jul 8, 2021

Atlantic Council announces third cohort of the Women Leaders in Energy Fellowship

The Women Leaders in Energy Fellowship welcomes its largest and most geographically diverse cohort of young women professionals across various disciplines in the energy sector.

Energy & Environment

EnergySource

Apr 23, 2021

Long-term US-China liquefied natural gas trade will bring strategic benefits to both countries

By Serena Su

Despite a wide range of challenges within the US-China relationship, liquified natural gas (LNG) trade is one of the few areas that brings strategic benefits to both countries. US LNG is well positioned to provide China with a clean, affordable, and reliable energy source. In turn, multi-decade investment in new LNG infrastructure will bring well-paying jobs across the United States and support much needed post-pandemic economic recovery.

China Energy & Environment

EnergySource

Apr 13, 2021

Carbon capture in Germany: Long-overdue momentum is building

By Lee Beck

As a world leader in innovation, Germany is well positioned to commercialize carbon removal technologies, and over the past six months, momentum and support for CCUS in the country has begun to build.

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

The Women Leaders in Energy Fellowship is sponsored by:

RBC Foundation

The Global Energy Center promotes energy security by working alongside government, industry, civil society, and public stakeholders to devise pragmatic solutions to the geopolitical, sustainability, and economic challenges of the changing global energy landscape.