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Mission: WEST is a learning community that provides women in the enterprise of science and
technology with the inspiration, knowledge, and connections to reach their full potential.

Our diverse membership represents industries ranging from information technology and
biopharmaceuticals to cleantech and environmental sciences. WEST is a community and forum,
for early, mid-career, executive, and entrepreneurial women in STEM careers. WEST members
are committed to developing themselves as leaders through education, mentorship, networking,
and information sharing. WEST encourages women to cultivate entrepreneurial thinking and
creative risk-taking.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CORPORATE PARTNERS  
 
  

Beckwith and


Brown, CPA


 

  


 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC RELATIONS PARTNER

 

 

 

SCHOLARSHIP PARTNER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014-2015
EVENT SPONSORS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013-2014
EVENT SPONSORS

Beckwith and
Brown, CPA

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

2015

February 3 - Effective Transition from Academia to Industry (Cambridge)
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February 12 - Strength to Lead
(Cambridge)
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February 19 - CEO Panel Discussion on Company Growth: Thriving on Change
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March 10 - Using Mindfulness to Stay Sane in a Stressful World (Cambridge)
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March 26 - Independent Consulting (Cambridge)
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April 23 - Conversation about the Politics of Promotion with Bonnie Marcus
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May 12 - CEO Panel Discussion: The New CEO: Always Learning and Setting the Tone for Innovation on Day One
More Information and Registration

 

***Are you a full-time graduate or undergraduate student and a resident of MA? Scholarships are available. Please go to http://www.stayinma.com/calendar, select our event, and submit a registration form.

NEWS + UPDATES


JANUARY 2015
As many of our events take place in Cambridge and many of you are used to parking at the meters for WEST event, we want to make sure you know that beginning on January 12, 2015, the hours of operation for metered street parking will expand from 6 PM to 8 PM. Learn more.

NOVEMBER 2014
Local companies in STEM nominated the women we will be celebrating for our upcoming Giving Back AwardsWe received a large number of applications and will recognize many amazing women. The honorees are role models who balance job and personal responsibilities while making a difference in their community. Join us to congratulate them, be inspired, network, and support the career advancement of women in the enterprise of science and technology! 

OCTOBER 2014
WEST is hosting our inaugural Innovation Series with three panel discussions with biotech and technology industry’s most successful entrepreneurs and innovators on how they have created, nurtured, and inspired “Innovation Throughout the Company’s Life Cycle.”  Panelists will discuss their first-hand experience in developing employee careers and advancing more talented women into senior positions.

JUNE 2014
WEST is kicking off the first STEP UP Fundraising Campaign to grow and improve vital career advancement programs to support women in science and technology fields. WEST is asking all those interested in stepping up to support STEM women to visit our webpage at http://www.westorg.org/step-up-campaign to learn more and contribute. Thank You!

APRIL 2014
WEST is offering a discount for students and postdocs to attend all for sessions of the summer series for only $90. Help us spread the word.  Click here for the flyer.

MARCH 2014
You can now support WEST when shopping on Amazon.

WEST

 

FEBRUARY 2014
We have a new blog called WEST Wisdom- http://www.westorg.org/blog. The blog will feature member Q&A, industry news, announcements, and event highlights.

OCTOBER 2013
WEST along with Bentley University’s Center for the Integration of Science and Industry and the Center for Women and Business is sponsoring a conversation with Deborah Dunsire, President and CEO Envivo Pharmaceuticals on November 5th. Please see our media advisory and webpage for more information.

JULY 2013
WEST is now on Pinterest. We have boards for our upcoming book club, our events, our mission (knowledge, inspiration, connections), words of wisdom, and helpful info. http://pinterest.com/westorg/boards/

2013
Ricardo Medina of YuricPHOTOGRAPHY helped WEST create a great new video.
Check it out

Learn why WEST Membership means so much to me! 
Please visit our membership webpage to view the video testimonials and new member benefits WEST added.