Women in Green Power Breakfast

The Strength of Our Democracy to Shape Change

Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017

Location: Boston Convention Center

The day after the Inauguration, hundreds of thousands of women spoke up to exercise democracy. They poured into the nation's capital and in cities around the world, for the Global Women's March where they demonstrated strength and courage while demanding to be heard.

Strength also means the strength of the democracy, and in realizing that decisions that conflict with democracy can be stopped by people standing up for what is right. Democracy is about more than a country’s leaders, laws or constitution. It is also represented by a society’s culture and institutions, both of which are created by the people and shaped by history. Culture includes a society’s “moral universe,” it's unwritten rules of right and wrong, of acceptable and unacceptable behavior. Institutions include courts, political parties, government bureaucracies, schools industries and other organizations. The U.S. democracy offers a diffuse nature of power and a clear path for our voices and choices to shape society.

Women in Green will talk about how women are indeed shaping society and making change happen now. Women are change agents; in business, in education, in healthcare, in technology and cutting-edge research, in service of our common defense, in government and in our homes. We are the foundation of our country and we are the change. Join us as we hear from groundbreaking women who will call upon attendees to speak up as individuals and as a group to achieve change in the workplace and the country.

Kimberly Lewis
Senior Vice President, Market Transformation & Development, North America
U.S. Green Building Council

Taryn M. Holowka
Senior Vice President, Marketing, Communications & Advocacy
U.S. Green Building Council

Women in Green Presenters

Rev. Mariama White-Hammond

Minister for Ecological Justice Bethel AME Church, Boston

Mindy S. Lubber JD, MDA

CEO and President

Rep. Patricia A. Haddad

Speaker Pro Tempore
MA House of Representatives

Senator Patricia Jehlen

Massachusetts State Senate

Kathy Abusow

President & CEO, Sustainable Forestry Initiative


A portion of each ticket purchased to the Women in Green Power Breakfast go to a scholarship fund that provides complimentary, full-access breakfast tickets to eligible students and emerging professionals. Eligible scholarship recipients will be required to make a strong case for why attending the breakfast will benefit their professional and personal growth. Apply here

*Tickets are $75 if purchased by the Nov. 3 deadline.

Sponsored by

Thank you to the Women in Green Honorary Chairs:

  • Aminah McNulty,  Brown, Richardson + Rowe, Inc. 
  • Beth Wytiaz, Bank of America
  • Carolyn Day, Ellenzweig
  • Daniele Horton, Verdani Partners
  • Diana Gutierrez, Straughan Environmental, Inc.
  • Elaine Hsieh, GreenBiz Group
  • Elizabeth Heider, Skanska
  • Jackie Henke, TD Bank
  • Jennifer Taranto, Structure Tone
  • Judith Webb, International WELL Building Institute
  • Kathleen Smith,  International Living Future Institute
  • Marge Anderson, Seventhwave
  • Martine Dion, SMMA
  • Patricia Lloyd, Leopardo Companies, Inc.
  • Rachel Gutter, IWBI
  • Sara Neff, Kilroy Realty
  • Susan Heinking, Pepper Construction Group
  • Teresa Weatherall, Neal Grand Rapids School District