Alliance to Save Energy's President to Help Reduce Gender Gap

Release Date: Thursday, April 26, 2012

Kateri Callahan to Support Women in Clean Energy Field

Alliance to Save Energy President Kateri Callahan is one of 20 new “ambassadors” tapped by the Department of Energy (DOE) and MIT’s Energy Initiative to help attract more women to clean energy careers and to support their advancement into leadership positions.

On April 26, DOE’s U.S. Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) program announced the inaugural ambassador group [PDF] – consisting of eminent leaders in the clean energy field – at the Clean Energy Ministerial in London. The U.S. C3E efforts are part of a larger international initiative where nine countries are working together to close the gender gap.

Kateri Callahan: Female Energy Efficiency Leader

“I am honored to be selected as a U.S. C3E ambassador and to serve with a crowd of such impressive, talented and inspiring women,” Callahan said. “It is vital that women around the world are granted the same opportunities as men to catalyze change in any field – and the clean energy space is no different.” Callahan added, “I look forward to helping the U.S. C3E identify and recruit highly qualified women as the next generation of energy leaders.”

Callahan brings more than 20 years of experience in policy advocacy, coalition building and organizational management, as well as a strong commitment to the promotion of clean energy to U.S. C3E. In addition to the ambassador program, U.S. C3E will hold the Women in Clean Energy Symposium and awards program this fall.

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