Expanding clean energy under the Biden-Harris Administration: Policy, finance, and women's leadership

The Biden-Harris Administration has named climate change and clean energy innovation as signature priorities and promised to build the most diverse Cabinet in American history. Beyond Vice President Kamala Harris’ historic election, President Biden has exceeded records set by Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush in the number of women he has nominated to his Cabinet. Even without gender parity, Biden’s Cabinet picks set records in diversity, including the first woman to serve as Treasury Secretary and, if confirmed, the first Native American Cabinet member.

Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy's Women in Energy (WIE) program in collaboration with the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) and the Climate Policy Lab, an initiative at Tufts University's Fletcher School, as we host a panel of experts to discuss the policies, finance, and leadership skills that will be needed to drive the energy transition in the United States, and how the leadership of women will shape the transition.


  • Amy Myers Jaffe, Managing Director of the Climate Policy Lab & Research Professor at The Fletcher School, Tufts University; and Co-Chair, WIE Steering Committee


  • Maria Jelescu, CEO and Founder, Ardinall Investment Management; CGEP Board Member; and Co-Chair, WIE Steering Committee
  • Barbara Kates-Garnick, Professor of Practice & Senior Research Fellow at The Fletcher School, Tufts University; and former Undersecretary of Energy for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Angeliki Diane Rigos, Associate Director for Graduate Programs, MIT Energy Initiative