Why Join CWEEL's Mentoring Program?
The Council for Women in Energy and Environmental Leadership (CWEEL), through its affiliation with the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), offers a mentoring program to support men and women in their career development in energy efficiency, renewable energy, utilities and energy technology fields.
Both mentors and mentees apply by filling out the application listed on the Council’s website.
HOW TO JOIN
Your interest in finding a Mentor through the CWEEL Mentoring Program is a smart choice and we applaud you for reaching out for this critical support so necessary to women in our industry! We will match you with a Mentor who is looking forward to working with you.
*Please note, in order to participate as a Mentee in this program, CWEEL Membership is required.
Your interest in becoming a Mentor through the CWEEL Mentoring Program is a fantastic choice and we applaud you for offering this critical support to women in our industry! We will match you with a Mentee who is looking forward to working with you.
*Please note, in order to participate as a Mentor in this program, AEE Membership is required.
“The CWEEL mentor program has been such a gift. I reached out to Charlotte after learning of the program and was matched only a few weeks later. Debi and I have so many similarities, it was a breeze to form a bond. She is a terrific support. It's wonderful to have an ear external to your place of work to really look at your career and advancement plans.”
– Kiersten W.
“I’m grateful to be part of this program and it’s been incredible to have Kjrsten as my mentor. She gave me advice on courses I could take for professional development and I ended up taking an online AEE training course. She also gave me advice on how to do business development as we both are working in the similar function. Lately we started to catch up once a week to develop a project that hopefully we can present in the future AEE conference. It’s very exciting!”
– Cissy B.
“My mentoring experience has been absolutely great. I was unemployed and frankly very down on myself when I had my first phone call with her, and hearing her say, “I have been there. I know how you feel. You will get through this” was exactly what I needed to hear...In my down time, I was looking for ways to get involved in the community and sustainable energy and she gave me some great suggestions that landed me a spot on the team working to develop the City of Bethlehem’s climate action plan, which I wouldn’t have even known about unless she mentioned it and helped me research it! I am more than thrilled to be active in the community in this way...She recently took the LEED Green Associates exam... since my new position will be doing LEED consulting... I look forward to her help coaching me in those areas as well. I could not be more thankful for having come across this mentorship program– for me, it was really a game changer.”
– Elisabeth C.
"I am so happy to have been paired with Kiersten – ours is a mutually beneficial mentor/mentee relationship. Kiersten is a highly motivated, bright, and interesting woman – extremely dedicated to sustainability and reversing the effects of climate change. She inspires me to do more in my own life to protect our environment for future generations."
“I have been having monthly tag-ups with my mentor for several months now. I have learned a lot and have been inspired by other women in our industry.”
– Devan T.
“The Mentoring program was really good, we had the opportunity to talk a couple of times and was really an open eye experience.”
– Myrna P.
“My mentor was in Nigeria and very cool to talk to. We messaged a few times over Skype and she had great suggestions for where to look for recurring internships to find a heading/starting point in energy engineering. I am actually in Vermont doing one this summer! I like that CWEEL has people/mentors all over the globe–I don’t think I would have known about WRI’s postings had I been limited to talking to and learning from energy engineers who work heavily within the traditional US firms.
– Feibi Y.