Dear Friend,
We are extending our nomination period for our Sixth Annual Four Generations awards through Sunday, October 27th at midnight EDT. See more below on our theme of "Alliances for Action: Coalitions, Collaborations, and Partnerships." We have made the nomination process as easy as possible. Help us find a great pool of candidates to choose from! Submit a nomination here.

I had the opportunity to participate on a panel for the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) Ministerial Dialogue Series at the Organization of American States this week. The topic was " Gender Perspective on Access of Energy and Gender Gap in the Energy Industry." See more below on the panelists. .
You can view the livestream recording from the event here. The panel starts at approximately one hour and 4 minutes into the recording. 
Photo from l-r: Ruth Spencer, GEF/SGP,United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Ariadna Martin, OAS: Charlene Solozano, OAS: Rachel Miller, Forbes Tate DC; Ambassador Elizabeth Thompson, Permanent Representative of Barbados to the United Nations; Anne Marie Horowitz, U.S. Department of Energy; Janine Finnell, Leaders in Energy and CWEEL; Juan Monticelli, OAS: Lauren Glickman, WRISE and RenewComm; and Rosangela Arbieto, OAS.
Panelists included: Janine Finnell, Executive Director, Leaders in Energy and Board Member of the Council on Women in Energy and Environmental Leadership (CWEEL), How can women help speed up the energy transition, and how can we enhance the access of women to leadership positions in the energy sector?; Ruth Spencer, National Coordinator for the GEF/SGP,United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), The process of getting access to funding for solar energy from her perspective as a woman; Rachel Miller, Managing Partner, Forbes Tate, DC. How can women support each other in a male dominated industry such as the energy sector?; Anne Marie Horowitz, Director, STEM Rising, Office of Public Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy. Highlights of programs for girls and women in energy and STEM and achievements to date; and Lauren Glickman, Women of Renewable industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE) and Managing Partner at RenewComm, The WRISE program and recommendations to achieving a strong diversified workforce and supporting a robust renewable energy economy.

Juan Monticelli, Section Chief, Sustainable Energy Department of Sustainable Development, Organization of American States (OAS) was the moderator. Audrey Marks, Ambassador of Jamaica to the United States and the OAS made welcoming remarks. Ambassador Elizabeth Thompson, Permanent Representative of Barbados to the United Nations, set the stage for the discussion as the keynote speaker.
In This Publication
  • Introducing the new PUBLIC SQUARE Section of our Newsletter!
  • Four Generation Awards Nominations Extended Until 10/27
  • Green Job Openings
  • Events
  • New Blogs
  • Bookmarked
This is a new section of our newsletter where we are developing a platform for announcements, content and more from our newsletter subscribers to share with the rest of our community.

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Four Generations Awards Nominations Extended Until Sunday, Oct 27th
We are excited to announce our 6th annual “Four Generations of Leaders in Clean Energy and Sustainable Solutions Awards” – The Four Gen Awards! The Awards Program and Holiday Celebration will take place on Friday, December 6, 2019, 6-9 pm (venue to be announced).

This year's theme is “Alliances for Action: Coalitions, Collaborations, and Partnerships."

We got this idea for our award theme after hearing Former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz talking about how we are currently crawling the talk and how we need to be walking to talk and accelerating action. He recommended doing this by building coalitions. We are looking for those building bridges and working across silos to accomplish this and bringing people together.

The awardees will share their insights at our event to help inspire action and leadership for others to be similarly encouraged to step up and make an impact. See more details on this year's theme and submit your nominations below. (See past awardees, themes, and previous events here).  Deadline: Sunday, October 27th, by midnight EST.  
Green Jobs Openings
USAID - Energy Advisor, Bureau for Asia (email for description and application details)
Business Council for Sustainable Energy - Communications Manager
Ocean Conservancy - Project Director (Cities)
Ocean Conservancy - Communications Assistant

Have a job opening you wish to share with Leaders in Energy? Forward a link and contact information to
Events of Interest
Energy in America: A Conversation with Senators Murkowski and Manchin
October 30th at 1616 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
Host: Center for Strategic and International Studies
Scaling Carbon Removal
October 31st at 1225 Eye Street NW Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20005
Host: Bipartisan Policy Center
Pitch Night
December 4th at Morgan Lewis, 1111 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20004-2541
Host: Potential Energy DC
Interested in Helping to Make an Impact and Meeting
Other Like-Minded Individuals?

We will be conducting a Leaders in Energy strategic planning sessions on 11/2 at the Arlington Westover Library. The session will focus on broader strategic planning to help us shape our vision and programs for 2020 and beyond. If you are interested in getting further involved with our LE community, come and join us! Contact to RSVP.
New Blogs
If you would like to write an article for our blog, please contact Miriam Aczel at: Visit our website to see even more great blogs!
If you have an article that is published or have recommendations on content that is relevant to our community, please share with Kyle Saukas at:
Learn more about "attribution science" and how it has played a vital role in recent climate change lawsuits again big polluters.
How many greenhouse gas emissions and wasted opportunities to provide food security lie inherent in our food systems? The latest report from the Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN provides insights and solutions we can apply today.
The latest from the excellent David Robert at Vox on the energy crisis in California in the midst of wildfire controversies.
We’ve all seen the climate crisis growing and wondered. What’s happening to the Earth? How will it affect our community? And what can we do? It’s time for answers with 24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action November 20–21. For one full day, Climate Reality Leader volunteers trained by former US Vice President Al Gore will hold public presentations and conversations on our changing climate across continents and time zones. Find or request a presentation near you here.
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Janine Finnell
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