Climate and energy policy professor Marilyn Brown has been named an inaugural ambassador in U.S. Department of Energy / MIT Women in Clean Energy Program for the United States.
Announced in April, the Women in Clean Energy Program is part of the U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment initiative (C3E) and is aimed at attracting more women to clean energy careers and supporting their advancement into leadership positions. As an ambassador, Brown is one of a cohort of distinguished senior professionals who share an interest in broadening the recruitment, retention and advancement of highly qualified women in the field of clean energy and are committed to acting as champions for the goals of C3E. She and her fellow ambassadors will also serve as the selection panel for the Women in Clean Energy awards program.
Also among the inaugural group of ambassadors are: Maxine Savitz, vice president of the National Academy of Engineering and member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology; Kim Saylors-Laster, vice president for energy, Walmart; Kateri Callahan, president of the Alliance to Save Energy; Dorothy Robyn, deputy undersecretary of Defense for Installations & Environment; and Nancy Pfund, founder and managing partner of DBL Investors.