Nominations for the 2017 U.S. C3E Awards will be accepted from February 1, 2017, to March 20, 2017 at midnight, Pacific Time.
Nominees should be accomplished mid-career women who are leaders in the field of clean energy. Nominees should be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. More detailed eligibility requirements can be found on the Eligibility Page.
Mid-career is defined as past entry level and having expertise and experience with significant opportunities to grow before the end of her career. The C3E Awards are intended to contribute to advancing the careers of awardees into more senior leadership and executive-level positions.
Nominees should have a minimum of five years of professional experience working in clean energy and be mid-career (i.e., past entry level and having expertise and experience with significant opportunities to grow before the end of her career).
C3E encourages re-nominations. Previous nominations are not stored in the nomination system. Please submit revised and updated nominations.
Please read all the categories and select the category most appropriate for the person that you are nominating. Yes, a nominee can be nominated in more than one category. Each nomination must be submitted separately. Tailor the nomination for each category. For example, you may want to customize the description of the nominee’s outstanding leadership qualities and extraordinary accomplishments. A nominee can only win in one category.
In the case of multiple nominations for one person in a single category, only the first nomination is considered. If the nominee is nominated in separate categories, each nomination stands.
Nominators can only nominate one person per category. One nomination must be completed before starting another nomination. The nominator will need to reenter his or her information each time.
Yes, federal, state, and local government employees and contractors are eligible. This includes employees and contractors of the Department of Energy and the National Laboratories.
An initial eligibility screening is conducted to assure that the nominees are eligible and meet the criteria. Nominations are reviewed by the C3E Ambassador Cohort, and they narrow the pool to the top candidates in each category. The ambassadors meet in person to finalize the selection of an awardee and alternate in each category. References are contacted, and a vetting process is conducted to validate the information provided in the nominations. When the vetting process is complete, the awardees and nominators are informed.
Awardees are expected to attend and accept their award in person at the C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium in November 2017 in Massachusetts.
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