The Atlantic Council Global Energy Center’s Women Leaders in Energy and Climate Fellowship is a one-year 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.

2022 fellows

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.


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


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


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


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


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


Apr 1, 2021

Increasing ESG practices can help Asia reach goals of carbon neutrality

By Songyee Jung

Although sustainable investment is growing rapidly, ESG investing in Asia is still at a nascent stage. To increase development, Asian governments should allow regulators to impose mandatory ESG reporting requirements, which evidence indicates is the most effective way to scale sustainable finance investment.

East Asia Energy & Environment


Feb 5, 2021

Charting a path towards net-zero: The importance of US leadership in carbon dioxide removal

By Anne Canavati

Under the Biden-Harris administration, the United States can and must reemerge as a global leader on climate action. Accelerating research, development, demonstration, and deployment of a range of carbon dioxide removal applications is a critical step to achieving US and global climate targets.

Climate Change & Climate Action Elections


Sep 15, 2020

Scaling CCUS: Catalyzing policy and financial innovation

By Emily Burlinghaus, Reed Blakemore, Lee Beck

Carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) is critical to decarbonizing heavy industry and meeting global climate goals. But significant roadblocks to financing have prevented the ability of industry to scale up CCUS projects. New financing tools and a coordinated approach by policy makers, industry representatives, and financial institutions can help CCUS drive the energy transition.

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.

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