This week's spotlight is on New England Women in Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE). This is a networking group of accomplished professionals working for environmental sustainability in both the public and private sectors across the northeast. The group is a non-profit that provides business networking, education, mentoring, leadership, career development, and social opportunities for New England's female executives, engineers, consultants, attorneys, academics, policy makers, and other professionals with an interest in energy and/or environmental issues.
I became a contributing member of NEWIEE this past spring, and it has been a rewarding experience, and has strengthened my ties to the local green community. I've attended a handful of events so far, including a mentoring cocktail hour, a lecture on nanotechnology, and a panel discussion on how social media is affecting environmental initiatives. I love the variety of topics the group covers, and am looking forward to attending future events. In particular, I am excited about their First Annual Meeting / Fall Fling, scheduled for early October. (Details to come soon!)