Pictured: Dr. Malak Al Nory with U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz
Thanks to the support of the MIT Energy Initiative and Saudi Aramco, Ibn Khaldun Fellows Dr. Malak Al Nory and Dr. Areej Al Wabil were invited to attend the 2016 Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Women in Clean Energy Symposium. "The symposium is a platform for interdisciplinary discussion, networking, and collaboration with women who are global leaders in clean energy. In addition, the C3E awards program recognizes mid-career leadership and accomplishments in eight categories. The C3E Symposium and awards are organized by the U.S. Department of Energy, MIT Energy Initiative, and Stanford’s Precourt Institute for Energy."
"The Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) initiative was launched by the 24-government Clean Energy Ministerial in 2010. The initiative was born out of recognition that the ideas and talents of all members of society are essential to meeting our future clean energy challenges. Women make up substantially less than half of the workforce in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields and across the clean energy sector. Closing the gender gap and increasing women’s participation and leadership in these fields are the goals of the U.S. C3E program, led by the Department of Energy in collaboration with the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) and the Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy."