In the latest episode of People Powered, Secretary Granholm was joined by entrepreneurs and innovators who are part of a long legacy of Black women making incredible impact on our nation and on the future of clean energy.
You won’t want to miss this conversation with Secretary Granholm on the ways Black women are at the forefront of the clean energy transition. You’ll hear from:
- Dr. Etosha Cave has a Ph.D in mechanical engineering and is the co-founder and Chief Science Officer of Twelve. Dr. Cave and her team are working to build a fossil-free future that creates chemicals, materials, and fuels from air – not oil.
- Jessica Matthews is the founder and CEO of Uncharted, a tech company building resilient, accessible, and cost-effective power access through infrastructure. In 2011, Fortune named her one of its “10 Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs.”
- Natalie King is the founder and CEO of Dunamis Clean Energy Partners, LLC, the first African American-owned electric vehicle charger manufacturer in the United States. Under her leadership, Dunamis has grown into a multi-million-dollar corporation with more than 150 workers throughout Southeastern Michigan.
Watch to learn more about their stories and how they are centering equity in their clean energy entrepreneurship.
Are you an entrepreneur? Innovator? Student? Check out our programs and resources to jump in and work with the U.S. Department of Energy:
- Intern with us: The Office of Technology Transitions’ Entrepreneurship Program is an exciting internship opportunity for undergraduate students looking to experience the Department of Energy’s (DOE) world-class National Lab system, boost entrepreneurial thinking, and explore market opportunities.
- Innovate with us: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) are U.S. government programs in which federal agencies with large research and development budgets set aside a piece of their funding for competitions among small businesses. Small businesses that win awards in these programs keep the rights to any technology developed and are encouraged to commercialize the technology.
- Work with us: Join the clean energy revolution by applying for a slot in the Clean Energy Corps. The Clean Energy Corps is a diverse group of talented individuals committed to public service and with a mission of supercharging the clean energy revolution. This is YOUR opportunity to join us in making that future a reality. Share your resume at www.energy.gov/cleanenergycorps.
- Do Business with us: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) encourages capable firms to consider doing business with the Department. Check out our Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization to get engaged.
Don’t miss our other episodes of People Powered, including a conversation between Secretary Granholm and climate mayors from Phoenix, Houston, and New Orleans, and one-on-one chats with people in the clean energy movement like a solar installer, an EV truck driver, and a city sustainability manager. Plus, more episodes of People Powered are on deck, showcasing informal, genuine conversations between folks at the Department of Energy and energy communities, innovators, activists, workers, and leaders.