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MISSION: The Council on Women in Energy & Environmental Leadership (CWEEL) provides a network for women in the energy and environmental industries that can assist in supporting career development for professional women, mentor young and aspiring women to pursue technical education and careers in the energy and environmental fields, and establish CWEEL as a forum for women to promote policy in the energy industry.
AEE HOME | AEE DIVISIONS | EMAIL 2017 Summer Edition


September 27-29, 2017
Atlanta, GA


March 21-22, 2018
Boston, MA


June 20-21, 2018
Seattle, WA


Join us for a FREE breakfast at WEEC to hear from Kim Greene, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for Southern Company.
Register & attend for your chance to win an Echo Dot!
For more details, click here.


We are pleased to offer sponsorship of the CWEEL Reception & Breakfast as a networking event at the World Energy Engineering Congress.


Women, AEE members, energy managers, architects, vendors, energy & environmental professionals and other industry peers – we invite you to share with other women articles about your project, installation, success story or tips for consideration in our CWEEL e-newsletters.

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Get Involved & Connected with the Chapter Liasion Committee

The Chapter Liaison Committee for CWEEL committee coordinates efforts between local AEE chapters and CWEEL on a number of topics, including scholarships, mentoring, fundraising, and membership. We are currently recruiting for CWEEL Chapter Liasions to help provide chapter support and promote CWEELs programs and goals including the development of a more prominent voice for women in the industry. Liasions will give visibility in AEE/CWEEL industry events and programs to improve leadership opportunities for women.

If you’re interested in becoming a local AEE CWEEL Chapter Liasion, contact Deborah Lenny.

Catching All People who are Looking for Guidance with their Professional Growth & Success

Have you been looking for direction and guidance on your career? Looking for professional connections who may help you achieve your goals? Maybe you’ve talked with your co-workers and boss, or friends and family members, but feel the need for input from an outside source? CWEEL’s mentor program may be for YOU!

CWEEL’s Mentor Program is dedicated to supporting career development of CWEEL members by pairing applicants with appropriately screened mentors. Our Mentors are successful professionals and leaders in the energy industry who are ready to share their experience and knowledge with their Mentees.

If you are interested in participating in the program as a Mentee, or to become a Mentor, complete one of the following forms on the AEE website and them email the form to the Mentor Committee Chair, Tahseena Kahn, at

Mentor Application Form

Mentee Application Form


Recognizing Women Working in the Energy Industry


For women like Shawn Fletcher-Clarke, working in the energy field can no doubt be challenging. The sector is still largely dominated by male workers and the majority of women who do have in jobs in the field, have lagged behind in assuming higher-level engineering and technology roles. Shawn is a Senior Process Engineer Supervisor working at Jamalco in the alumina refining industry in Jamaica. USAID CARCEP formed a strong alliance with CWEEL Jamaica Chapter to support women like Shawn with professional development. Shawn was awarded a scholarship of $2,000 USD, a fifty-fifty sponsorship from USAID CARCEP and Jamalco, to undertake training to become a Certified Energy Manager (CEM). This type of incremental push is necessary to motivate talented women such as Shawn who might otherwise defer on getting such qualifications. With the training and certification, Shawn is now well positioned to assess and develop initiatives to improve energy efficiency, diversify fuel source and implement alternative power generation technologies.  These in turn will not only improve the performance of the country, but also the health and economies of dependent communities in the rest of the country.

CWEEL Jordan Chapter Meeting & Awareness Seminar


The Association of Energy Engineers local Chapter in Jordan organized the Council on Women in Energy and Environmental Leadership 7th meeting in 2017 with a four hour awareness seminar about Jinko Solar PV Modules technical presentation.

The meeting started with a brief introduction from Eng Suhair AlMhairat, CEM®, REP™, CSDP® about the CWEEL Jordan activities and welcomed the two presenters from Jinko Solar. The first part of the presentation was delivered by Eng Ali Hamam about the company production and sales facilities around the world and its accomplishment in 2016 by producing more than 6.7GW bringing the total dispatched quantity to 20GW. And the 2nd part was delivered by the Technical Service Manager – Kevin Robinson. Jinko Solar already dispatched 94MW to the MENA region and out of this quantity was 74MW to Jordan. This quantity covered around 50 projects, with the largest project 23MW. Among these projects were 7 universities, mosques, and other type of buildings.


Women in Energy Sector Appeal for Funding

Businesswomen in the energy sector have called for more government funding and support to help them open businesses in the oil, petroleum and gas industries. They were meeting with Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi this weekend. At the end of Kubayi’s two day visit to Durban, she gave eight destitute families from the Amaoti area in Inanda north of Durban biofuel stoves and solar jars to light their homes. Kubayi has called on poor people from the area to use safer means of cooking and warming their homes, other than dangerous illegal electricity connections or paraffin stoves. “Most of the people don’t work, so it’s difficult to afford electricity at times. So we are saying when there are times they can’t buy electricity, then they can opt for a gel stove which is safer means to be able to utilize. We are trying to discourage communities to use paraffin for example, because it is not safe.” Continue Reading.