Emerging Leader Award

The 2024 Emerging Leader Award is a beacon for the trailblazers of tomorrow in the energy sector. This award specifically recognizes a young leader who has not only shown exceptional promise and achievement in their own career but has also used their influence to uplift women and under-represented groups in the sector. Importantly, this award is open to both men and women, emphasizing the importance of diversity in leadership.

This award is unique as it focuses on the potential and promise of the future, rather than the established and recognized. It is about identifying those who are at the start of their journey but have already shown a commitment to making a difference.

The recipient of this award is someone who has shown that age is no barrier to impact. They have demonstrated that with passion, commitment, and innovative thinking, it is possible to make significant strides early in one’s career. They are the ones who are not waiting for change to happen, but are actively driving it.

This award is not just about acknowledging personal success. It’s about celebrating those who understand that true leadership involves lifting others as you climb. The Emerging Leader Award is a salute to those young leaders who are not just achieving for themselves, but are paving the way for others.

In essence, the 2024 Emerging Leader Award is about celebrating the leaders of tomorrow, today. It is about recognizing those who are already making waves in the energy sector and are set to shape its future. This award is a testament to the power of youth, innovation, and inclusive leadership in driving progress in the energy sector.

WHO CAN APPLY?

Globally inclusive: The nomination process transcends geographical boundaries, allowing individuals from any corner of the world to nominate deserving candidates. This accessibility ensures that exceptional contributions are recognized regardless of location.

Regular nominations of another individual or organization, as well as self nominations of an individual or organization may be submitted by an

  • Individual, association, university or college, professional society, for profit organizations, and non profit organizations

WHAT ARE THE UNIQUE CRITERIA FOR THIS AWARD?

  • A woman with 3 to 10 years in or directly contributing to the energy sector.

WHAT ARE THE GENERAL CRITERIA FOR THIS AWARD?

    • Role Advancement: Nominees should have made significant strides in advancing the roles of women or underrepresented groups in the energy sector.
    • Significant Contribution: Nominees should have made substantial contributions to the expansion and/or enhancement of the quality of life, either through their individual efforts or as part of an organization.
    • Excellence in Key Areas: Nominees should demonstrate excellence in one or more of the following areas:
      • Leadership: Displaying exceptional leadership skills and influencing positive change.
      • Policy and Advocacy: Advocating for policies that promote equality and diversity in the energy sector.
      • Technical Advancement and R&D: Contributing to technical advancements or research and development in the energy sector.
      • Project Development: Leading or contributing significantly to energy-related projects.
      • Community Engagement: Engaging with the community to promote clean energy and sustainability.
      • Promotion/Adoption of Clean Energy Technologies: Promoting the adoption of clean energy technologies and practices.
      • Volunteer Work: Contributing to the energy sector or related causes through volunteer work.
      • Role Model: Serving as an exceptional role model in the energy sector.
    • Innovation: Nominees should have demonstrated innovative thinking or introduced novel solutions in the energy sector.
    • Impact: The nominee’s work should have a measurable impact, either directly or indirectly, on promoting diversity and inclusion in the energy sector.
    • Future Potential: Consideration will also be given to the nominee’s potential for future contributions to the energy sector.

Submission Process 

There is only 1 way to submit a nomination:

  • Nominations can be made through the submission form below.
  • Supporting documentation can be emailed to info@womeninrenewableenergy.ca. If sending supporting documentation, it is very important to put the nominee name and award name in the subject line.
  • To increase a candidate’s chances of success, garnering endorsements through nominations is paramount. Whether you nominate yourself, or someone else, or an organization within your network, sharing the nomination form with a broader audience is crucial. By doing so, you accumulate support from others who also endorse your candidate. Each person who fills out this nomination form should consider it a powerful letter of recommendation that emphasizes the candidate’s qualifications and suitability for the accolade.

Nomination Form


APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN UNTIL 01.08.2024, 11:45 PM EDT!

WINNERS OF THE 2024 EQUALITY IN ENERGY TRANSITIONS AWARDS Will BE ANNOUNCED AT THE 15TH CLEAN ENERGY MINISTERIAL, 1-3 OCTOBER, IN BRAZIL.