(Now Online!) Women in Green: Culture of Courage, Built Environment Plus, March 30, Boston, MA

  • 30 March 2020
  • Start time : 09:00 AM
  • End time : 10:30 AM
  • Event Host : USGBC MA
  • Event Location : Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, 12th Floor Conference Center, 101 Huntington Avenue, 12th Floor, Boston, MA, United States
Women In Green Boston Massachusetts
Event Description


Monday, March 30th, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
This event will now be held remotely through Zoom web conferencing

IMPORTANT UPDATE: In response to COVID-19, this panel is being revised for an online setting. Built Environment Plus debated postponing this event (again) because we believe that the face-to-face networking that happens at Women in Green is such a critical part of the panel. On the other hand, quarantine and social distancing has left many of us feeling isolated–the staff at Built Environment Plus and the panelists believe that now, more than ever, we are in need of stories of courage. 

The panel is still scheduled to happen on March 30th, but will be completely remote and will occur from 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. To make up for the lack of in-person networking, Built Environment Plus will host a social event later in the year that will be complimentary to all Women in Green: Culture of Courage registrants.


This event is for professionals to network and connect with leaders in the field, promote women’s leadership across the environmental and built environment industry, and to channel our efforts to build a better world where all people have equal access to and are involved in leadership and decision-making.

At Women in Green 2019 we will share examples of when we’ve been courageous and hear from a panel of women as they discuss their own journeys and the need to be fearless.

Enjoy breakfast as we center ourselves and envision how together we can heal the planet.


**Women in Green: Culture of Courage was originally scheduled for December 3rd, 2019, but was rescheduled.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • USGBC MA
  • Agenda
    • 8:00 am – Networking Breakfast
      8:35 am – Welcome and Introductions
      8:55 am – Table Activity, with Discussion Led by Table Leaders
      9:40 am – Moderated Panel Conversation with Q&A

      11:15 am – (Optional) BCBSMA Office Talk & Tour with Carolyn Manoukian, Design & Construction Manager, BCBSMA, & Monica Nakielski, Director, Sustainability and Environmental Health, BCBSMA
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Carol Gladstone | Commissioner, DCAMM
      Carol Gladstone was appointed by Governor Baker to serve as Commissioner of the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) and started in that role on Feb. 26, 2015. She comes to this position with more than 35 years of experience in both public and private real estate and project management.

      Laura Keenan | Corporate Sustainability Officer / Vice President, Communications and Change Management, Fidelity
      As an experienced leader with a demonstrated history of working in the corporate, institutional and public sectors, Laura has leveraged her strategic problem-solving skills throughout her career to strengthen the communities that she has had the pleasure of working with.

      Kimberly Lewis | Sr. Vice President, Market Transformation and Development, USGBC
      Kimberly Lewis is Senior Vice President for market transformation and development in North America at the U.S. Green Building Council. Kimberly is laser focused on diversity, inclusion, equity, and advancing transparency and excellence within the green building market.

      Penni McLean-Connor | Chair, Eversource, ACEEE
      Penni McLean-Conner is the chief customer officer and senior vice president of Customer Group for Eversource Energy. She is responsible for providing Eversource Energy’s 3.5 million electric and gas customers with high-quality customer service and delivering a cost-effective portfolio of electric and gas energy efficiency programs.
  • Sponsors
    • Eversource
      National Grid
      The Green Engineer
      Soden Sustainability
      Revision Energy
      Elkus | Manfredi Architects
  • Logistics / Parking
    • The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, located at 101 Huntington, is not accessible from the street. Please proceed to the Center Court inside the Prudential Center Mall and then to the Back Bay Arcade where you will find the entrance to 101 Huntington. The lobby is located directly across from the Sunglass Hut and Johnny Was and next to Sam Edelman and the Boston Sports Club
  • Event type
    • Panel Discussion

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