New England Women in Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE) are pleased to announce the success of our Fourth Annual Achievement Awards. These awards recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of women leaders in the fields of energy, environment, and the intersection of the two. Each year, the NEWIEE Achievement Awards honor women practitioners who have achieved professional excellence within their area of specialty and have actively paved the way to success for other women in similar or related professional areas. Details of the event are below.
Special Opening Remarks by The Boston Globe's Erin Ailworth
Karen Gordon Mills
Former Administrator, Small Business Administration
Karen Gordon Mills served in President Barack Obama's cabinet as the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration from 2009 until August 2013. She is currently a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Business School and at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at the Harvard Kennedy School focusing on U.S. Competitiveness, entrepreneurship and innovation.
2014 NEWIEE AWARDS
The NEWIEE Awards recognize and celebrate the accomplishment of women leaders in the fields of energy and environment who have achieved professional excellence within their area of specialty and have actively paved the way to success for other women in similar or related professional areas.
We are pleased to announce the 2014 New England Women in Energy and the Environment Award honorees:
NEWIEE Achievement Awards
- Alicia Barton, Chief Executive Officer, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
- Janet Gail Besser, Vice President of Policy and Government Affairs, New England Clean Energy Council
- Elin Swanson Katz, Consumer Counsel, State of Connecticut
NEWIEE Leadership Award
- Patricia Stanton, Senior Vice President of Policy & Advocacy, Conservation Services Group
The 2013 NEWIEE Awards Gala were held on May 8 from 6-9 p.m. at the Boston College Club in Boston. The event, anchored by a special keynote address from Commissioner Cheryl A. LaFleur of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, celebrated professionals who have had a major impact on issues of critical importance in the energy and environmental fields.
The honorees were selected by a committee of their peers from a wide pool of well-qualified and accomplished nominees from across New England. They were selected based on criteria such as: demonstrating professional excellence and leadership, influencing public policy, developing new concepts and mentoring other women in their area of expertise. Recipients of the 2013 NEWIEE Achievement Award were: Susan Coakley, Mary Beth Gentleman and Rebecca L. Tepper. Dr. Sue Tierney was be presented with the NEWIEE Leadership Award.