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NEWIEE Logo - Celebrating 10 Years

The NEWIEE Awards recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of women leaders in the fields of energy and environment. These women 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.

NEWIEE's 2018 Annual Awards Gala will feature five exceptional women leaders!

Lisa Szewczul, Vice President of Environment, Health and Safety, Pratt and Whitney – Leadership Award

Janet Coit, Director, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management – Achievement Award

Emily Reichert, Chief Executive Officer, Greentown Labs – Achievement Award

Kate Bashford Epsen, Executive Director, NH Sustainable Energy Association – Rising Star Award

Stephanie Pollack, Secretary, and CEO of MassDOT Keynote Speaker

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is an integrated, multi-modal transportation agency composed of Highway, Rail and Transit, and Aeronautics Divisions, as well as a Registry of Motor Vehicles. The Department of Transportation is led by Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, who also sits on the Board of the Massachusetts Port Authority. Pollack has been Secretary of Transportation and CEO of MassDOT since 2015.

As Secretary, Pollack has led efforts to establish project selection criteria and set investment priorities for a $13 billion, five-year capital plan that focuses on improving reliability for the traveling public by modernizing Massachusetts’ transportation assets. She has focused MassDOT on better serving its customers, with initiatives such as All-Electronic Tolling and reducing wait-times at Registry of Motor Vehicles. Since July 2015, the leadership of the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) has also reported to Secretary Pollack, giving her a critical role in steering the ongoing turnaround of greater Boston’s transit system.

Before being named Secretary, Pollack worked on transportation policy, finance, and equity as Associate Director for Research at the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University, where she has also served as an adjunct professor. Her academic work followed a distinguished legal career at the Conservation Law Foundation in Boston. Pollack also spent over a decade providing strategic guidance as a consultant on transportation, equity, and environmental issues to the public, private, and non-profit sectors, both nationally and locally.

Pollack received both a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Public Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School.

Sec Pollack

We hope you will join us for this inspirational night!

More information at www.newiee.org

Please feel free to contact The NEWIEE Gala Committee Chair, Jacquie Ashmore with any questions. You can reach Jacquie at ashmore@bu.edu and 617-353-7422.

If you have questions about your sponsorship, or you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact NEWIEE Administrator, Adrienne Lennon at adriennedlennon@gmail.com and 617-800-4164.

View the 2018 Annual NEWIEE Awards Gala Sponsorship Brochure


What is the refund policy?

Please note that we will be unable to give refunds for tickets after 5 PM on Monday, April 23, 2018.

To request a refund, please email adriennedlennon@gmail.com.

May I pay for my Gala Ticket by Check?

Sure! Please make your check out to "NEWIEE". Include a cover letter for how many tickets you would like to purchase and the name, title, company, and email address(es) of the person/people using the tickets. Mail to P.O. Box 374 Amesbury, MA 01913. Once your payment is received, we will enter the names and ticket quantities for your purchase into Eventbrite and send you an email confirmation. Please allow 10 days for processing.

NOTE: If you are purchasing a ticket by check within two weeks of The Gala, please send your name, title, company name, email address and the number of tickets to adriennedlennon@gmail.com and make sure we receive your check at least three days in advance of The Gala. We can not hold seats for which tickets are not paid.

Can I buy tickets at the door?

Tickets may not be available at the door as we expect to sell out and have to give a food headcount several days in advance. If you are unsure, please email adriennedlennon@gmail.com to see if tickets are still available.

Is there a Discount Available for Students / Government / Non-Profit Organizations?

NEWIEE is a non-profit organization and the Gala is our major annual fundraiser to support NEWIEE programs throughout the year. There are no discounts offered at this event. Your support allows us to offer discounts at other events, as well as a reduced price annual membership. Thank you for your support!

What is the "Rising Star" Award?

NEWIEE created a new award in 2016, in honor of Allison Smith.

Allison Smith, who was well known to many in the energy community, lost her life in a car accident in February 2015. She approached her work on regional electric matters with confidence, respect, and grace. She cared deeply about the climate implications of our energy choices, and this passion influenced her choices about her education, her personal pursuits, and her work. She is remembered for her intelligence, inquisitive nature and incomparable ability to create good cheer. In honor of Allison, NEWIEE created the “Rising Star Award” in 2016, to be given to a woman who has less than ten years’ experience in her field, and who has demonstrated a commitment to and positive impact on her field, both professionally and in her personal endeavors.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes, your registration/ticket is transferable, but we do request you contact us ahead of time so that we will have the appropriate name tag waiting for the attendee who is using the ticket.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, you do not need to bring your ticket with you.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

It is fine if you are coming in place of someone and your name does not match the original attendee who purchased the ticket. We ask, however, that you please let us know as soon as you can about this switch so that we may have the proper name tag waiting for you at the event.

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