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Blk Grl Businesses in Clean Energy Fellowship

The Protecting Our Energy Project: Mobilizing Black Women Business Owners to Be Champions of Energy Justice

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About The Opportunity



Unlock Your Power in the Clean Energy Economy

Affordable energy is essential for our success as business owners. Rising energy costs affect both our bottom line and our customers' ability to support us. With energy expenses consuming over 18% of income for many, the urgency for change is clear. The fast-moving energy transition is reshaping the economy, and Black women business owners deserve to lead and benefit from these changes.

Our transformative 6-month fellowship is designed specifically for you, regardless of your industry whether you own a bakery, a retail store, or provide personal or home services. This program empowers Black women business owners to discover and harness their role in the clean energy economy. Join us and be at the forefront of this exciting transition!

Apply To Be a 2024-25 Fellow

Am I Eligible?

  • I identify as a Black woman or I am non-gender conforming

  • I am a business owner with a LLC

  • I am based in Atlanta (or metro Atlanta)

  • I am at least 18 years of age

  • My business has been in operation for at least two years

  • Do I have to know anything about clean energy? ABSOLUTELY, NOT. NO ENERGY NERDS ALLOWED ;)

Deadline to apply is June 20th by 11:59pm

What Exactly Am I Signing Up For?

  • An invitation to our Blk Grls in Energy Social Gathering event

  • Participate in 5 Monthly Interactive Training Sessions on how you, your business and your community can engage in the clean energy economy

  • 1:1 Coaching Calls and Technical Assistance from our team to help you figure out your role in the clean energy economy

  • Funding and other forms of support to help you host a meaningful event for your customers, clients or community to educate them about energy justice

  • Join a community of Blk and Brwn womxn across metro Atlanta who are advocating for energy justice

  • Participants should expect to spend 4 to 6 hours a month during the fellowship for trainings, coaching calls, media opportunities and intersessions work

What Else?

The Benefits

  • Fellows receive $1,000 stipends

  • Media exposure & PR opportunities

  • Mentorship

  • The opportunity to connect with a network of other amazing Black and Brown womxn in Atlanta

  • The opportunity to really have a positive impact on your community and a say on what clean, affordable energy looks like in Georgia

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More About The Program

  • All training session are 2 hours and in person at different accessible locations across Atlanta

  • 1:1 coaching calls are all virtual

  • There may be additional (optional) fellowship social meet ups

Training Dates:

  • Trainings will be hosted monthly on Tuesdays (this may change based on the availability of the selected fellows)

  • July, Session 1: What’s Going On and Why Does This Matter To Me, My Business, and My Consumers Anyway?

  • August, Session 2: Why Am I Equipped To Be A Leader in This Space? Where Exactly Do I Fit In?

  • September, Session 3: Make It Matter: Messaging and Knowing your Audience

  • October, Session 4: Motivating Action across Your Community

  • November, Session 5: Sustaining The Momentum, Keeping It Going

Deadline to apply is June 20th by 11:59pm
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This project is proudly supported by

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