Open CWEEL Governing Council Position

The Governing Board of the Council on Women in Energy & Environmental Leadership (CWEEL) is seeking to fill one CWEEL board position effective March 1,  2024.  Each CWEEL board member ... Read more

Exciting Launch of CWEEL – NJ Group: A Celebration of Collective Achievement!

It brings us immense joy and gratitude to announce that CWEEL – NJ CWEEL Group launched on November 2nd, 2003. We extend a profound appreciation to Laurie Weigand, Deb Lenny, ... Read more

Farewell Letter from Laurie

It is time to wrap up my tenure as chair of the Governing Council for CWEEL. It has been just over 15 years since the concept of CWEEL was born.As ... Read more

2023 CWEEL Achievements

Milestones This year, CWEEL marks many significant milestones that require our attention and acknowledgment of their import, accolades for, and appreciation of those who have contributed to the advancement and ... Read more

Open CWEEL Governing Council Position

The Governing Board of the Council on Women in Energy & Environmental Leadership (CWEEL) is seeking to fill a CWEEL governing council position effective January 1 2024.  Each CWEEL governing ... Read more

CWEEL Jordan Energy Talks 2023 Webinar Series

CWEEL Jordan launched an Energy Talks webinar series in June and ended in October. Ms. Suhair Al Mhairat CEM®, REP™, CSDP, CWEEL Jordan liaison officer hosted male and female speakers ... Read more


Recently, CWEEL – SoCal chapter enjoyed its first Zoom presentation which was titled: “Above the Curve: Adapting Chat-Based AI Into Professional Workflows”. The presenters were Trevor Nelson and Kenza Nelson ... Read more


In the words of her nominator Amalia Cuadra, “I am proud to nominate Elizabeth Engoren, PE, in recognition of her commitment to building sustainability and her support to other emerging ... Read more


In Her Own Words What is a fun fact about you?I have a twin and I was once a professional double dutch jumper; a speed jumper to be exact for ... Read more


Seeing CWEEL Feature Member: Nathalie Osborn In the words of her nominator, “Nathalie has been a CWEEL speaker on Powering Positivity and joined CWEEL and began volunteering with the Career ... Read more
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How Submitting an Article to AEE’s Journal Changed My Career

In 2020, while I was a CWEEL Chapter Liaison, we were notified there was an opportunity to submit an article to the inaugural, all-woman authored version of the International Journal ... Read more
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Seeing CWEEL: Christina DiBeraRdino

In the words of her nominator, “Christina has served on our Career Advancement Committee and has made numerous contributions in helping us to plan and moderate our training webinars. She ... Read more
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9-Step Guide To Ask for a Promotion

Getting a promotion takes some convincing, so you’re going to have to use those storytelling skills to show your boss that you deserve it. Just try to make sure that ... Read more

CWEEL Governing Council Open Positions

CWEEL Governing Board – Solicitation for Applications for Open CWEEL board position 2023-2025 Term The Governing Board of the Council on Women in Energy & Environmental Leadership (CWEEL) is seeking ... Read more


Deanna serves on the advisory board of the CWEEL New England group. She has enjoyed connecting with other passionate women with similar interests through CWEEL. She shared, “We often get ... Read more

Seeing CWEEL: Kayla deCarr

In Her Own Words Tell us about your career journey. I started working in the energy space shortly after graduating college as an AmeriCorps volunteer in Connecticut. I worked on ... Read more

Seeing CWEEL: Maura Appleberry

Maura described her previous roles and professional journey below: I began my junior year of high school doing battery research after school at a university in my hometown. I focused ... Read more

Seeing CWEEL: Allison Muehe

In the words of her nominator, “Allison is knowledgeable in energy efficiency auditing and I am impressed with her entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to the energy efficiency field. She is ... Read more

CWEEL Uganda Participates in Podcast

GiZ, in partnership with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, organized a Clean Energy Expo 2022 at former Market Grounds in Arua City, Uganda. The objective of the Energy ... Read more

Engaging Male Allies in the Energy Sector

On October 25, 2022, CWEEL hosted a panel discussion titled “Male Energy Champions for Gender Equality.”  Bikash Pandey (Winrock International), Jay Doeden (Deloitte Consulting), Quintin Pastrana (WEnergy Global Pte, Ltd), ... Read more

Seeing CWEEL: Andrea Moshier

In the words of her nominator, “I’m nominating Andrea for her commitment to and leadership within the energy sector over her 20+ year career through participation and presentations in AEE ... Read more

Seeing CWEEL: Lauren Rueda

Lauren has numerous professional accomplishments, including speaking at national conferences like AEE World, volunteer work with the SLO Climate Coalition to advocate for a city-wide commitment to net-zero carbon emissions ... Read more

New Governing Council Member: Kiersten Washle

We are pleased to announce Kiersten Washle will be joining the CWEEL Governing Council in January of 2023 as the Career Development Committee Chair. Kiersten Washle, LEED Green Associate, LFA, ... Read more

Seeing CWEEL: Altramese Roberts-Tompkins

In the words of her nominator Altramese, “is a brilliant woman! She is very engaged in her role on the CWEEL board and outside of her professional role in working ... Read more

Seeing CWEEL: Alexa Stone

Alexa comes from a line of strong women and credits her mother as an inspiration, “My mom is an amazing woman.  An immunologist who was a Chief of the National ... Read more

CWEEL Governing Council Member Solicitation 2023-2025

CWEEL Governing Board – Solicitation for Applications for Open CWEEL Governing Council position 2023-2025 Term The Governing Board of the Council on Women in Energy & Environmental Leadership (CWEEL) is ... Read more

Seeing CWEEL: Hadas Webb

Hadas Webb is currently the Deputy Director of Browning the Green Space, a nonprofit that, “was born from the realization that people of color often receive more than their fair ... Read more

Seeing CWEEL: Nandini Mouli

Nandini is the president of the Association of Energy Engineers Baltimore Chapter and involved with the Baltimore CWEEL Group. She initially joined CWEEL because she appreciated its mission to empower ... Read more

Saudi Arabian Women in STEM Webinar

On June 7, 2022, CWEEL Saudi Arabia held a webinar titled ‘Saudi Arabian Women in STEM’ for female college students from Prince Nora University and King Abdul Aziz University.  The ... Read more

Congratulations to the CWEEL SCholarship Winners

We are pleased to congratulate the 2022 CWEEL Scholarship winners. Every year, CWEEL awards the top applicants with a scholarship to continue the growth of the energy field with diversity, ... Read more

Power Circle Program

  Save $250 on CWEEL Power Circles | A NEW Positively Powered Mastermind Coaching Program starting in June!   We’re excited to share we’ve partnered with CWEEL Member, Nathalie Osborn, with ... Read more

Empowering Your Career in Energy and Environment

On March 29, CWEEL New York Group hosted a virtual learning session, Empowering Your Career in Energy and Environment. We were excited to have Kimberly Giese, a veteran in energy ... Read more

CWEEL Jordan Energy Talks Webinar Series and Other Activities

CWEEL Jordan launched the Energy Talks webinar series on March 8th, 2022, celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD) 2022. Ms. Suhair AL Mhairat CEM®, REP™, CSDP, CWEEL Jordan liaison officer, was ... Read more

Member Spotlight:Deanna Sassorossi

In October of 2021 I began working as a Sustainability Analyst at Eversource, after nearly 4 years of supporting the Environmental Licensing and Permitting group, also at Eversource. I have ... Read more

Leveling Up Your Visual Communications

On March 24th, CWEEL New England advisory group member Kiersten Washle walked participants through the merits of visuals in communication, focusing in part on the perspective of how they’re beneficial ... Read more

When Switching Gears is Scary but Worth It

Last December, I became a statistic. I was one of over 38 million people in the US to leave their jobs in 2021, a trend that became known as the ... Read more

NY CWEEL Hosts Holiday Luncheon

On December 10, 2021, New York CWEEL Group hosted the first Holiday Luncheon to celebrate the group’s achievements in the past year, including: Created a Group Advisory Board Hosted 7 ... Read more

Women Leadership in Local AEE Chapters

We are thrilled to see an increase in women taking leadership positions in chapters around the world. Please help us congratulate the new leadership! From the Columbia River Chapter: President: ... Read more

New England CWEEL Hosts Panel For Resilient Together

The panel of women from Salem and Beverly behind the Resilient Together plan, a collaboration between the two coastal Massachusetts cities with complementary demographics, joined CWEEL on Jan 19th to ... Read more

CWEEL Announces New Board Members

Elin Shepard, Chair of Scholarships, Awards, and Student Enrichment Committee Elin has more than 11 years of experience engaging customers in utility programs. She provides targeted outreach and education for ... Read more

Nandini Mouli’s Outgoing Message

Nandini joined CWEEL as a Board member in 2015 when Maryanne Lauderdale was the Co-Chair. She has managed the Scholarship & Awards Committee and have streamlined the CWEEL Scholarship and ... Read more

Nicolette Sowa Joins the CWEEL Board

Nicolette Sowa joined AEE and CWEEL in 2019 as a Chapter Liaison for the Columbia River Chapter and, shortly after, joined the CWEEL Mentor Program, as well. She’s had a ... Read more

A Letter from CWEEL’s President

Dear CWEEL & AEE Family: It’s a new year that brings new opportunities to share your gifts and talents! Welcome 2022, and let’s get started! This year’s focus is “community, ... Read more

Unstoppable Women – Girl Scouts Edition

Introducing young girls and women to STEM is not only great, but necessary. Those of us who have forged the path and survived the ups and downs to success are ... Read more


The Governing Board of the Council on Women in Energy & Environmental Leadership (CWEEL) is seeking to fill one CWEEL board position effective January 1, 2022.  Each CWEEL board member ... Read more

Call for Papers: All Female Authors

We are thrilled to announce the special edition of the International Journal of Strategic Energy and Environmental Planning Journal (IJSEEP). This issue is geared towards female authors. There are no ... Read more

CWEEL-Ghana Hosts Panel on Male Allyship

A lack of diversity can have harmful impacts. Especially when only one group dominates planning and decision-making, there is less innovation, productivity, and sustainability. There are, however, men in the ... Read more

Celebrating Outgoing Board Members: Charlotte Wagner and Allison Shea

2021 was a pivotal year for CWEEL. Our incredible Board worked hard to create new chapters, expand mentorship, and spread the word of this division within the AEE and energy ... Read more
NY-AEE Chapter & CWEEL Sep Meeting

NY CWEEL and Chapter Host Meeting During NYC Climate Week

On September 21, AEE New York Chapter and New York CWEEL Group co-hosted a meeting focusing on the growth and interconnection challenges of the solar industry in New York State. ... Read more

From CFO to CEM

Maryanne McGowan has been in the energy industry for almost 25 years, but her career started in finance. As a CPA by trade, she loved working with energy engineers and ... Read more

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