New England’s Climate Readiness: Diverse Voices on Adaptation and Resilience – NEWIEE’s Fourth Annual Women Shaping the Agenda Panel

Boston, MA (June 27, 2018): New England Women in Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE) is pleased to announce its fourth annual program in the “Women Shaping the Agenda” series titled “New England’s Climate Readiness: Diverse Voices on Adaptation and Resilience.”  This event will be held on Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the UMASS Lowell Inn and Conference Center.

“You are invited to join our conversation!” said Mary Ellen Paravalos, NEWIEE President. “NEWIEE’s Women Shaping the Agenda panel series provides a forum for the discussion of topics that intersect energy and environmental sectors.  We are thrilled to have MA Assistant Secretary of Climate Change Katie Theoharides as our Keynote speaker this year!”


Keynote Speaker, Katie Theoharides, Assistant Secretary of Climate Change, Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

The panel discussion will be Moderated by Penni McLean-Conner, Chief Customer Officer and Senior Vice President of Customer Group, Eversource Energy (2016 NEWIEE Achievement Awardee)

Panelists include:

  • Alison Brizius, Director of Climate and Environmental Planning, City of Boston
  • Elizabeth Turnbull Henry, President, Environmental League of Massachusetts
  • Katherine Kemen, Program Manager, Emergency Preparedness, Partners HeathCare Sytem
  • Ellen Miller, Vice President, Projects, AVANGRID Networks

Please join us at 5:00 PM for a welcome reception with drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and networking. The speakers and discussion will kick-off at 6:00 PM and will be followed by more networking until 8:30 PM.

Tickets are $35 members / $55 non-members.  Ticket on Sale Now!

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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.