Learn why WEST Membership means so much to me!
Please visit our membership webpage to view the video testimonials and new member benefits WEST has just added.
WEST is interested in offering an entrepreneurial series in the fall and we would like your feedback regarding your interests in this series. The entrepreneurial series is intended for those interested in starting a business and those interested in applying entrepreneurial thinking skills to their current or future job.
The WEST Board is very pleased to announce the affiliation of WEST and WITI (Women in Technology International) as both organizations have a very similar mission of developing women in the enterprise of Science and Technology.
WEST members will be able to attend the fine local programs and events provided by WITI at the WITI member rate (and vice versa). WEST members should email firstname.lastname@example.org to get the discount code.
Both organizations are hopeful that through this new partnership we will jointly find ways to encourage more women to enter science and technology professions and also enable our members to advance their careers and reach their full potential.
WEST offers lunch and learn opportunities to groups interested in getting to know the WEST organization.
We would like to hear what events and workshop topics you are most interested in, what time frames and locations work best, and what issues distract you from and/or preoccupy you in terms of developing your STEM career.
WEST is hosting an online silent auction. Get a great deal and support WEST.
WEST's 2013 Online Winter Silent Auction
WEST introduced a new webpage featuring WEST's Content Experts and Workshop Leaders.
Massachusetts Life Sciences Center announced the launch of the second round of their Fiscal Year 2013 Accelerator Loan Program. Eligible early-stage companies in Massachusetts are encouraged to apply. More Information
Pauline Hill, Robyn Marty-Roix, and Sandra Glucksmann were interviewed on Bonnie Marcus' GPS Your Career. Listen to the Podcast.
Three WEST members were recognized for their outstanding volunteer efforts for WEST at the recent 5th Annual "Giving Back" Awards Dinner on Dec 4th.
- Robyn Marty-Roix (Head of Silent Auction for the Signature Event Committee, and Member of Grant Writing and Fundraising Committees)
- Giulia Fulci (Head of Grant Writing Committee)
- Unee Washington (Head of Fundraising Committee)
Volunteer for Your WEST Community – Choose from a Variety of New and Expanded Volunteer Activities on our Volunteers Web Page! Committees include Fundraising and Development, Grant Writing, Marketing and Communications, Membership, Mentoring Program, Programming/Events, Signature Event Silent Auctions, and Social Media.
WEST has welcomed the following new Board Members: Alison (Ali) Farquhar and Bill Hewins. For brief bios/photos, please click here.
Implemented by WEST to enhance our WEST Community:
- ‘Personal Pitches’ at WEST events to get to know others more easily and timely – to facilitate connections and not just by chance!
- ‘Member Spotlight’ - WEST members are highlighted on a rotating basis on our WEST website and newsletter via a brief bio, photo and quote on why they joined WEST! Please submit anytime to be in the Spotlight by emailing details to email@example.com.
- View new photos in our Event Photo Gallery
WEST has two new Staff! Heidi Meisenkothen as Executive Director and Jaime Mayo as Operations Manager. For brief bio/photo, please click here.
WEST has welcomed the following new Board Members: Kathleen Hagan, Susan Riley Keyes, Deborah Smith, Abi Barrow, and Alice Koehn Benson. For brief bios/photos, please click here.
We have updated our Advisory Board Members! For brief bios/photos, click here.
WEST's goal of promoting women in science and technology is taken one step further as WEST launches a Ten-Month Leadership Program. Click here for more details.
WEST nominates from their board of directors for the E&Y award, and wins the New England Entrepreneurial Award for 2012. Click here for more details.
Congratulations to Connie Chow, Executive Director of Science Club for Girls, Carol Berry, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Asuragen Pharmacogenomic and CLIA Laboratory Services Division, and to Jeremy Perisho, Senior Partner and National Industry Leader for the Life Sciences & Health Care Practice at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP for joining WEST's advisory board.
WEST hosts a successful dinner for executive women on June 6, 2012, along with a panel discussing the economic impact of women on board. Click here or here for more details.