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Rebecca	Pearl-Martinez
Maria Kingery
Kathryn Zyla
Shelee Kimura
Suzanne Tegen
Debora Rodrigues
Nicky Phear
Jodie Wu
Sarah Kurtz
Dear Colleagues,

Today, we proudly presented the 2016 Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Awards to eight mid-career women who have demonstrated leadership and high achievement in the field of clean energy. In addition, Sarah Kurtz—Research Fellow and Co-Director, National Center for Photovoltaics; Principal Scientist and Reliability Group Manager, National Renewable Energy Laboratory—was recognized as a Lifetime Achievement Honoree for her long history of clean energy leadership. The Awards were part of the Fifth C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy, and the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI). The C3E Symposium was held at Stanford University and was a side event to the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial.

C3E Award winners are an impressive group of women who are making a difference in the field of clean energy. Women are accustomed to being in the minority in the energy sector, and their contributions are often overlooked. By recognizing the leadership and achievement of these outstanding women, C3E helps promote career advancement and inspire women of all ages to contribute to the clean energy field.

Learn more about the 2016 C3E Award recipients whose achievements include developing the nation’s first Climate Change studies minor, developing strategic plans to increase renewable energy use in Hawaii, and leading efforts to verify over 25,000 homes to be energy efficient. The Awardees also have served as dedicated mentors to women of all ages to help them advance in their careers.

In addition, read the inspiring stories written by all the C3E Awardees in the book that celebrates the U.S. C3E program’s five-year anniversary.

The U.S. C3E program conducts a nationwide campaign for award nominations. The C3E Ambassadors—senior leaders who act as role models and advocates for women in clean energy—select the winners. The Symposium, Awards, Ambassadors, and are the pillars of the U.S. C3E program, which is part of the international C3E initiative within the 24-government Clean Energy Ministerial.

Please join us in congratulating these remarkable women for their contributions to the field of clean energy. 
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