NEW Leadership News

Minerva Award 2021

Cathcart receives 2021 Minerva Award

Mary Cathcart, a senior policy associate at the University of Maine’s Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, has received the 2021 Minerva Award. The Minerva award is presented annually by Maine NEW Leadership to recognize a Maine woman who exemplifies the values of the program, including leadership for the betterment of Maine; a commitment to civil […]

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Maine NEW Leadership Cancels 2020 Program due to COVID-19

Unfortunately, the 2020 NEW Leadership Program has been canceled. Due to social distancing guidelines from the CDC and Governor Janet Mills’ extension of the state of civil emergency we believe it is in the best interests of all those involved with the program. We understand the impact of this decision for students accepted into NEW […]

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3rd Annual Women of Power Reception a Huge Success

The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center and its nonpartisan student program Maine NEW (National Education for Women) Leadership hosted the 3rd annual Women of Power Networking Reception at the Senator Inn in Augusta on Thursday, February 13. Women of Power celebrates those individuals who serve the state of Maine in Augusta and beyond and those […]

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Women of Power to be Held in Augusta!

Women of Power is an annual networking event held to support Maine NEW Leadership (NEWL), a nonpartisan program of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center designed to educate and empower Maine’s next generation of women leaders. Women of Power celebrates Maine’s women legislators, our co-hosts, providing an opportunity to celebrate and interact with those who […]

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NEWL Alum, Courtney Allen, Publishes Op-Ed in BDN

N.E.W. Leadership Alum, Courtney Allen published an Op-Ed in the Bangor Daily News November 19, entitled, “We must improve child protective services for incarcerated women.” She notes that there are a lack of offered services to successfully reunite imprisoned mothers with their children. Oftentimes, the children of incarcerated women end up in foster care and […]

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Congratulations to Maine NEW Leadership Class of 2019

Maine NEW Leadership would like to congratulate its NEWL Class of 2019! This diverse group of 28 individuals represented 17 institutions from all over the state of Maine. This years class was the first to experience Maine NEW Leadership at the Schoodic Institute in Winter Harbor. Thank you so much for making it a great […]

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Maine NEW Leadership Alum Recognized for Revolutionary Work

Maine NEW Leadership and University of Maine engineering Alumna, Stacey Gomm Harris has been recognized by software company PlanGrid as one of 30 engineering in the United States who are fundamentally “changing the construction industry.” Harris works for Consigli, one of the largest general contractors in the Northeast. In her position as a construction superintendent, […]

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Maine NEW Leadership Networking Event

Save the Date Networking Reception in Portland Attention NEWL Alum in the Portland, ME Region! We are hosting a networking reception and we would love to see you there. Date: November 12, 2019 Time: 5pm – 7pm Location: Norway Savings Bank Space is limited for this event so please email Mariya Pominova by November 4th to express your […]

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