The Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Initiative was launched in 2010 as a platform for celebrating and enhancing the role of women in renewable energy professions, including technologists, policy makers, educators, and entrepreneurs. Globally, seven governments have created award programs and networking opportunities for advancing women’s leadership in the energy sector. In the US, the Department of Energy and MIT’s Energy Initiative lead the program.
At a two-day symposium held at MIT from 16-17 September 2014, Ashley was one of eight mid-career women recognized for outstanding achievements in their fields. The award included a monetary prize that Ashley will put toward business development in new cities.