Description

The Green Transition requires a broader involvement of women for a better future, where energy, climate and sustainability goals are to be achieved. In an effort to further gender mainstreaming in these sectors and highlight women’s role and achievements in the Green Transition, the Lights on Women initiative is proud to launch the LUCE Awards. 

The Emerging Talent category of the LUCE Awards is established to recognise the achievements of up-and-coming female academics, entrepreneurs, founders (also of non-registered projects), advocates and young civil society leaders working to advance the Green Transition agenda worldwide. 

The Awards

On 16 May 2024, the LUCE Awards will award prizes in recognition of two categories of women working in the energy, climate and sustainability sectors:

  • Emerging Talent 
  • Legacy Woman 

With these awards, the Lights on Women initiative aims to shed light on the careers of talented women conducting activities or projects meant to further the green transition everywhere in the world.

Potential areas of work and research of the candidates include the energy transition, climate emergency, energy access, energy poverty and sustainable development goals, renewables and more.

 

Emerging Talent category

The Emerging Talent category is established to recognise the achievements of up-and-coming female academics, entrepreneurs, founders (also of non-registered projects), advocates and young civil society leaders working to advance the Green Transition agenda worldwide. The selection will be conducted through an open call for applications

More information can be found below.

Available posts

1 post available

Languages
  • English
  • Fluent
  • Required

Details of the post

All candidates must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Up to 5 years of experience in the sector;
  • Age limit: none;
  • Geographical scope: world;
  • Have a proven interest in pursuing goals related to the Green Transition worldwide.

Suitable candidates have launched/created or significantly contributed to:

  • Specific projects, initiatives, solutions (including startups);
  • Research and dissemination activities (books, papers, podcast series, learning opportunities, awareness campaigns, etc.);
  • Volunteering programmes.

The ideal candidate’s background is variegated and includes the following:

  • For research activities: PIs, PhD researchers, post-docs and fellows, main authors;
  • For startups or projects: Founders or project managers in organisations and startups;
  • For volunteering programmes: Activists and volunteers for institutions with a social mission.

The Emerging Talent category is meant to give recognition to the candidates whose projects/initiatives/organisations match the following criteria:

  • Must be ongoing or recent (concluded in the last year);
  • Must be carried out by female energy, climate and sustainability professionals;
  • The types of initiatives may vary to include projects, volunteering initiatives, academic or scientific publications, innovative or tech solutions, scientific dissemination activities and more;
  • The candidates should be shouldering a considerable portion of the workload for the project/ research/ company they work on and have a leadership position on it;
  • Must be carried out in the context of the energy, climate and sustainability sectors and have the potential to push forward the Green Transition worldwide.

 

Applicants are required to:

  • Have their Energybase profile be at least 90% complete;
  • Submit an application form that includes a description of the activities of the applicant’s project/ initiative/organisation.

 

Only registered members of the Energybase can apply for this opportunity.

The selection process will consist of 2 phases. After the deadline, all applications will be assessed against the eligibility criteria. After that, all eligible entries will be presented to the Selection Committee. For this reason, in the second part of this application form candidates are asked to provide a shorter summary of all of their responses regarding their project/initiative/organisation.

  • The winner will be invited to the awarding ceremony in Florence on 16 May 2024 to receive the trophy;
  • One free seat in one community course, offered by the Florence School of Regulation Energy and Climate.