Celebrating and unleashing the power of the collective
to strengthen, inform, and transform our individual efforts.

This year’s annual “BIG WIG” networking breakfast is back in-person!



Women are driving the sustainability of the built environment. We are tasked with the most important mission of all: healing the earth. The Women in Green Roundtable creates opportunities for women to thrive in this work and to raise each other up. Once a year we get together for a larger celebration of powerful women reimagining and reshaping our world. This year, we are thrilled to be back in person for a dim sum breakfast.


Thursday, December 15, 2022 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
Hei La Moon
83 Essex St, Boston, MA 02111


9:00 – 10:00 am   | Networking Breakfast with Table Questions
10:00 – 10:15 am | Welcome by BE+
10:15 – 11:15 am | Panel Discussion
11:15 – 11:30 am | Closing Remarks
11:30 – 12:00 pm | Networking and Connecting on Initiatives



Katjana Ballantyne

Mayor of Somerville

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne, now serving her first term as Mayor of Somerville, MA, backs up her deep commitment to progress for all with 30 years of leadership experience in government, non-profits, start-ups, and international business. She previously served eight years on the City Council and two terms as Council President. Her tri-sector experience in government, business, and nonprofits qualify her uniquely to understand and align the incentives and strengths of all stakeholders to solve complex problems. Her leadership and life experience as an immigrant, engaged parent, and decades-long community advocate have taught her to value inclusive leadership.


Sumbul Siddiqui 

Mayor of Cambridge

Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui is currently serving her third term on the Cambridge City Council, and second as Mayor of Cambridge. Mayor Siddiqui immigrated to the United States from Karachi, Pakistan at the age of two, along with her parents and twin brother. She was raised in Cambridge affordable housing at the Rindge Towers and Roosevelt Towers and attended Cambridge Public Schools. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy from Brown University, Mayor Siddiqui served as an AmeriCorps fellow at New Profit, a then Cambridge-based organization dedicated to improving social mobility for families. Upon earning her J.D. from Northwestern’s Pritzker School of Law, she moved home to practice as a legal aid attorney with Northeast Legal Aid.

As Mayor, her priorities include increasing affordable housing, supporting local businesses, improving Cambridge Public Schools, and leading Cambridge through the COVID-19 pandemic.


Diana Fernandez

Deputy Chief of Urban Design

As Deputy Chief of Urban Design, Diana Fernandez Bibeau will elevate the importance of urban design, and champion the transformative power of sustainable and walkable communities for all ages and abilities. In partnership with Chief Jemison and the BPDA’s Urban Design Department, Fernandez will work to strategically transform existing BPDA urban design processes to promote predictability and quality for both the community members and the development industry. With over a decade of private practice experience, Diana has built a design portfolio that reassesses the policies that have perpetuated race, gender, environmental and socioeconomic inequality, and created design methodologies that can respond to and correct them. As part of her work, Fernandez will partner on the Mayor’s Green New Deal agenda with the City departments, including the Boston Transportation Department, the Environment Department, Parks, Office of Housing, Public Works, Public Facilities, Boston Public Schools, and Boston Public Libraries, to align urban design efforts into a comprehensive vision for Boston.



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Inquire about Community Stewardship opportunities that include event sponsorship. Give us a call at 617-752-2422 or email Eli Beckerman at eli@builtenvironmentplus.org


Don't let cost keep you from participating. Scholarships for our events and trainings are available. Apply for free admission. We encourage BIPOC professionals and students to apply.