On Tuesday, Mintz Levin sponsored New England Women in Energy and the Environment's (NEWIEE) Fourth Annual Achievement Awards, which recognized and celebrated the accomplishments of women leaders in the fields of energy and the environment. The inspirational night began with opening remarks by Erin Ailworth of the Boston Globe, who commented on the ups and downs of the energy industry. Karen Gordon Mills, Former Administrator, Small Business Administration, followed with a keynote speech that highlighted the need for women to step-up and embrace leadership roles because they are deserved and because this country will benefit when more women have a “seat at the table.” Finally, NEWIEE presented Alicia Barton, Chief Executive Officer, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center; Janet Gail Besser, Vice President of Policy and Government Affairs, New England Clean Energy Council and Elin Swanson Katz, Consumer Counsel, State of Connecticut with Achievement Awards and Patricia Stanton, Senior Vice President of Policy & Advocacy, Conservation Services Group received the NEWIEE Leadership Award.
Katy E. Ward practices environmental law and corporate and securities law at Mintz. Katy's environmental law practice includes litigating in state and federal court. Her corporate practice focuses on the venture capital space, representing venture capital firms and emerging companies.