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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.

WEST is a non-profit and donations are tax deductible.









Beckwith and

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Beckwith and
Brown, CPA









October 8 - How to Create a Leadership Career Plan (Weston)
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October 13 - Get on Board: Inside the Board of Directors (Cambridge)
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October 29 - How Can Companies Get You, Keep You, and Move You Up the Ladder? Come and Hear About Best Practices for Hiring, Developing, and Retaining Women Leaders in Biotech (Cambridge)
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November 12 - The Elephant and the Stapler: Developing a Common Language of Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Timeliness (Cambridge)
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November 19 - How to Get to the Senior Levels of Scientific Management (Cambridge) 
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December 2 - Annual Career Possibilities: Speed Networking Night (Cambridge)
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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.



Interesting post from Bruce Booth on Getting More C-level Women in Biotech and how WEST is making an impact with programming focusing on career development to help women grow into future roles.

Read the Huffington Post article from Lisa Levey on The Secret Sauce of Driving Innovation featuring lessons learned from our 5/12 CEO panel discussion.

WEST Announces 2015-2016 Theme: Best Practices for Hiring, Developing, and Retaining Women Leaders in Science and Technology. Learn more

MARCH 2015
The Boston Globe has announced the return of GRANT (Globe Readers And Non-profits Together), a community initiative that gives subscribers a no-cost way to support their favorite non-profit. If you have a voucher, please consider selecting WEST for your GRANT dollars.
Charity Name: Women Entrepreneurs in Science and Technologies, Inc.
City/State: Cambridge, MA

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.

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! 

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 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.

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.