On Wednesday September 17, 2019, E2Tech’s Adelaide Taylor attended the 2019 Mainebiz Women to Watch Reception, honoring Betsy Biemann (CEO, Coastal Enterprises Inc.), Mary Allen Lindemann (Co-founder, Coffee By Design), Liz Cotter Schlax (President and CEO, United Way of Greater Portland), and Kim Swan (President, The Swan Agency Sotheby’s International Realty).
Adelaide Taylor, Project Administrator
To this day, often unconsciously, women are often under-represented and overlooked in positions of power within companies throughout the world. Ruth Bader Ginsburg best represented this when in 2017 she is quoted as saying “There will be enough women on the Supreme Court when there are nine”. 11 years ago Mainebiz created a yearly reception to honor Maine’s leading women executives, recognizing the tireless work they perform strengthening their organizations, and Maine’s economy. All four 2019 honorees credited the support from their families as well as their peers and superiors throughout their careers which led them to determinedly endeavor to do more and led them to their current success. “We look forward to a day where we no longer have to single out women, and can simply celebrate Maine’s people to watch” Betsy Biemann said in her acceptance speech.
2019 Honorees: Mary Allen Lindemann, Betsy Biemann, Kim Swan, Liz Cotter Schlax
The evening was an overwhelming success filling the space at Halo at the Point in Portland with great networking and much laughter. Congratulations to all four 2019 honorees!