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Approaching Energy Access Differently


External Resources

Tools and Websites

  • is an active global online network for women advancing clean energy. Visit to learn more and join. 
  • The U.S. Department of Energy launched the STEM Mentoring Café in 2014 to help middle school students and their teachers engage with federal science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professionals through speed mentoring sessions and a commitment to ongoing mentoring from federal employees.
  • The U.S. Department of Energy’s WOMEN @ ENERGY highlights the current successes of women leaders advancing America’s clean energy future.
  • In 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy published a special timeline highlighting the work of women trailblazers at the Energy Department.
  • The National Science Foundation awards “ADVANCE” grants to increase the participation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers.

Organizations and Efforts

Women in Energy

  • POWERful Women works to showcase female leadership potential in the UK’s energy sector. Read POWERful Women's recent Shared Energy newsletter here.
  • ENERGIA is an international network working to involve women in both the development and use of modern energy, to enhance the sustainability of modern energy services and increase opportunities available to both women and men.
  • MIT Joules is a sub-community of the MIT Energy Club dedicated to promoting the participation, visibility, and growth of women in the field of energy.
  • The Renewable Equity Project (REP), launched by the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy (CIERP) at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, is an initiative to explore the impact of women’s advancement on the expansion of the clean energy economy. 
  • The Women in Energy (WIE) program, launched by the Center on Global Energy Policy, is building a global platform to increase the presence and leadership of women in energy and related sectors.
  • The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is a public-private partnership hosted by the UN Foundation to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and protect the environment by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions.
  • Solar Sister is a deliberately woman-centered direct sales network that brings the breakthrough potential of clean energy technology to even the most remote communities in rural Africa. Solar Sisters works to eradicate energy poverty by empowering women with economic opportunity.

Women in STEM

  • STEMNET is a UK-wide organization that encourages young people to understand the excitement and importance of STEM in their lives and introduces related career opportunities. STEMNET runs a nationwide network of more than 20,000 volunteers (STEM Ambassadors) from science, engineering, and technical companies or academia who work with schools across the United Kingdom to raise awareness of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers and subjects among children.
  • Educate to Innovate is an Obama administration effort to improve STEM education for American children, particularly girls and underrepresented minorities.
  • Change the Equation is the private-sector led effort in the United States to support the Educate to Innovate campaign.
  • Million Women Mentors supports the engagement of one million STEM mentors to increase the interest and confidence of girls and women to persist and succeed in STEM programs and careers.

Women in Business

Articles and Reports

Women in Clean Energy

Women in STEM

  • In August 2011, the U.S. Department of Commerce released its third report detailing the roles of women in American society, "Women in STEM: A Gender Gap to Innovation."  
  • In 2010, the American Association of University Women published the report "Why So Few?", which profiles research findings on the barriers to women's participation in STEM fields.

Women on Boards

Gender Parity