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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.








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January 22 - 7th Annual Giving Back Awards and Silent Auction (Cambridge)
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January 29 - Personal Branding and Marketing Yourself (Weston)
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February 19 - CEO Panel Discussion on Company Growth: Thriving on Change
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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
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***Are you a full-time graduate or undergraduate student and a resident of MA? Scholarships are available. Please go to, select our event, and submit a registration form.


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 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.



We have a new blog called WEST Wisdom- The blog will feature member Q&A, industry news, announcements, and event highlights.

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.

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

MAY 2013
WEST is celebrating notable women in science and technology at our Sixth Annual Leadership Awards. Congratulations to the awardees: Michele Flynn of Hiperos, Naomi Fried of Children's Hospital, Marilyn Matz of Paradigm4, and Lynne Wilson of Dassault Systemes. Please see our media advisory and webpage for more information.

APRIL 2013
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.

MARCH 2013
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 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