Exceptional Women in Energy and Environment to be Honored April 14


Contact: Jennifer MacNeil, NEWIEE Publicity
Email: [email protected]
Cell Phone: 774-258-0280

NEWIEE Celebrates Leaders in the Field

Boston, MA (February 24, 2016) New England Women In Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE) are pleased to announce their Sixth Annual Awards Gala recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments of leaders in the fields of energy and environment on Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 6-9pm at The Colonnade Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts.

“NEWIEE has come a long way since its beginning in 2008 – and its growth, impact and opportunities continue,” said Beth Barton, Partner at the law firm of Day Pitney, LLP and President of NEWIEE. “As we look ahead to our sixth annual Awards Gala, we are very pleased with and honored by the breadth and depth of involvement of so many who continually inspire, mentor and collaborate. NEWIEE’s members, taken together, afford an amazing network of New England energy and environmental professionals. I hope you are able to join us at this year’s Awards Gala. I’m confident it will again be a night of inspiration and good company.”

This year’s Keynote Speaker will be Mary Powell, President and Chief Executive Officer of Green Mountain Power. She will be joined by the following four awardees.

NEWIEE Achievement Awards:

  • Cynthia A. Arcate, CEO & President, PowerOptions, Inc.
  • Marion S. Gold, Ph.D., Commissioner, Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources
  • Penni McLean-Conner, Chief Customer Officer & Senior Vice President, Customer Group, Eversource Energy

NEWIEE Rising Star Award in honor of Allison Smith – New Award for a woman who has worked with passion and promise in energy and environment for ten years or less.

  • Abigail Krich, President, Boreas Renewables, LLC

Purchase your tickets for this inspirational night using this link.

If interested in sponsoring this event, contact Carter Wall at 617-519-6511 or [email protected]


Founded in Boston in 2008 by a group of eminently accomplished women in the sector, NEWIEE harnesses the passion, intelligence and leadership experience of New England women to promote and encourage public interest in the areas of energy and the environment. Comprised of members across the public and private divisions, as well as various age groups, NEWIEE is also a stimulating forum for networking, sharing of expertise, information and mentoring.