CWEEL Offers Resources for Women in Energy

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In these days of high unemployment, it’s smart to stay smart in your field. And the field that seems to be growing is energy engineering. Here, it’s an equal balance of who you know and what you know. The technology and innovations are constantly changing. 

If you’re looking to advance your career in energy utilities, you might look into joining the Council on Women in Energy and Environmental Leadership (CWEEL). As a division of the International Association of Energy Engineers, they encourage women to advance their careers in engineering and the technical aspects of energy.
In view of the growing demand for qualified and trained energy specialists, CWEEL seeks to encourage women to pursue the technical education they’ll need to enter and move up in the field of energy. As previously mentioned, this is a rapidly changing industry, so keeping abreast of who is doing what can be key to your future.

Through extensive networking and a sense of connection, CWEEL provides encouragement and support to women who often feel isolated in the predominantly male field of energy engineering. 

CWEEL hosts frequent seminars and numerous educational events conducted by Association of Energy Engineers meetings. Both women and men are invited and encouraged to advance their technical careers by sharing information and contacts.
If you’re interested in networking, learning and advancing your career, CWEEL is sponsoring events at the West Coast Energy Management Congress (EMC) at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center in Seattle Washington  on May 23-24.

This Energy Management Congress is the largest energy conference and technology expo held on the U.S. West Coast. It’s designed for business, industrial and institutional energy users. And it attracts the best and brightest in energy to help today’s energy professionals map out a clear pathway to energy efficiency, facility optimization and sustainability. If you're already working in the field, EMC can provide innovative solutions to improve your ROI.

At this year’s EMC, you can explore exciting new technologies, evaluate energy supply and alternative energy options, and be “brought up to speed” on innovative project implementation strategies. The multi-track conference covers many region specific topics that can help advance your career in this emerging field. Here are additional details on how to attend the Energy Management Congress event .
CWEEL was founded by Laurie Wiegand-Jackson, President of North America Power Partners and is co-directed by MaryAnne Lauderdale, Senior Consultant at Lime Energy. Get more information about CWEEL, or contact Ruth Whitlock, Executive Administrator at AEE.  She can be reached at






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