Promoting, Supporting and Inspiring Women in Clean Energy.

Colorado Women in Clean Energy is an initiative of CoC3E, a non-profit organization that is all-inclusive for women that wish to be involved in clean energy efforts. The organization relies on diversity in the workplace and creating a bigger networking opportunity for women who wish to become involved in sustainable energy consumerism.

Clean energy is the way the world is moving. These women are helping make that happen.

Generator Profiles

Judy Gates is a local retired physicist/engineer with a career that spans 30 years, primarily in technology development. As a developer and technology transfer engineer with Hewlett-Packard Company, she contributed […]

Dawn Putney considers herself a Minnesota country girl by nature, having grown up on the farmland her Irish ancestors homesteaded. She was active in 4H and the Future Homemakers of […]

Maury Dobbie is is the Executive Director for the Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory and the External Engagement Director for the Energy Institute at Colorado State University. Maury works ¾ of […]

Energizer Profiles

Julie Zinn was formerly the Chief Operating Officer at Spirae Inc. Acting as her first entry point for the clean energy sphere, she was with the company for 9 years […]

As the City of Fort Collins Sustainability Coordinator, Michelle Finchum looks at energy use at a municipal level. Her job is to look at how much energy the community uses, […]

Sara Emmons is the Senior Project Analyst Contractor to the U.S. Department of Energy Geothermal Technologies Office. Here, she provides non-technical project management/monitoring support to the Department of Energy Geothermal […]

Spark Profiles

Rachel Taylor is a junior at Colorado State University (CSU) pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Communications with a minor in Global Environmental Sustainability. She hails from Larkspur, Colorado, a small […]

Panel Pledge
If you’re invited to speak on what will be an all-male panel, please consider recommending a female alternative. This list is a great resource for including women speakers and expand your agenda for your next clean energy industry event.

Influential Women in Clean Energy

We’ve all attended clean energy events with a lack of women speakers. Colorado C3E is collecting an open list of inspirational women speakers in clean energy. From engineers to CEOs, experts in the field are worthy of a seat on the stage. We understand that the clean energy industry is full of women, but often in public representations of the industry – panels and conference speakers – women’s expertise is under represented. We can all contribute to representing diversity in our community by building and contributing to this open list.

Speakers included on this list are industry veterans, leaders, founders, technologists, researchers, teachers and more, with diverse backgrounds from business to technical.

The hope is that this list will create awareness and give pause to those who are the voice/face of the industry – conference organizers, universities, media – and empower those organizations to make use of this list and challenge leadership when there are only males represented.

If you’re invited to speak on what will be an all-male panel, please consider recommending a female alternative. This list is a great resource for including women speakers and expand your agenda for your next clean energy industry event.

Click here to add to the Influential Women in Clean Energy list.