"WEST is a dynamic group of women involved in science and technology who are interested in and passionate about what they do. The group gives new meaning to what 'networking' is all about."


"It is great to see an organization like WEST that fosters and supports the involvement of women in science and technology and helps pave the way for the next generation of up and coming young women. There are so many unique paths to 'success.' WEST plays an important role in helping women discover their own pathway and navigating what can sometimes be an uncertain journey."

"WEST has given me access to an invaluable network of women with a diverse range of experiences and expertise that I can rely upon for support and guidance in my career."

"Entrepreneurism has always been near and dear to my heart. I come from an entrepreneurial family, and besides the emphasis on women, science and technology, it is this spirit of adventure and willingness to take on new challenges that most appeals to me about the WEST community."

"In the year since I have been a part of WEST, I have connected with many women and formed friendships that I believe will endure over time. It is great to know I have a strong support network of people I can reach out to."

"Not only are the people open and willing to help, the programs and guest speakers are fabulous. I just attended a resume writing workshop and found it very beneficial. I would recommend WEST to any professional woman seeking to advance her career, who would like to be part of a wonderfully supportive and welcoming community."

WEST Membership


Member Benefits

WEST membership offers a chance to meet colleagues and form friendships that will enrich your professional and personal life. Members receive: 

  • Discounts to all WEST programs and events
  • Free attendance at networking only events
  • One free regular event for a non-member guest per year
  • Access to WEST’s Members Only webpages with lessons learned summaries from past events
  • Access to WEST’s Membership Directory
  • Emailed event directory the day of each event registered for with participants' names, companies, and email addresses
  • One free regular event for members who renew their membership without lapse in membership
  • Three free job postings on our job posting webpage
  • One free workshop during your birth month

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WEST Testimonials

 Hear what WEST Members have to say about joining.


Individual membership is often tax deductible. In addition, many employers reimburse membership fees for professional or educational organizations – ask! Larger group packages for membership are available.  

Individual Membership

  • $50 Students/Postdocs/In Transition
  • $100 Professional (for early – mid career)
  • $250 Professional Plus (includes 10 non-signature event tickets)
  • $250 Supporter (for mid – senior career) 

Company Partnerships

  • $1,000 – 20 memberships OR 25 regular event tickets OR 15 signature event tickets
  • $1,000 – Workshop sponsor: Welcome attendees, talk 2-3 minutes about your company, and introduce the speaker, marketing material displayed on a table, and 5 free tickets to the event
  • $3000 – Customized workshop: WEST provides speaker(s) and food, partner provides venue and can enroll up to 75 participants, event is 2-3 hours long and open to the public
  • $8,000 – Corporate sponsorship: All company employees can attend WEST events at the member rate for one year, 15 signature event tickets, 25 regular event tickets, 1 onsite “Lunch and Learn” 45 minute professional development workshop, 2 job postings per month on WEST’s website, and acknowledgement at events, on the website, and in newsletters.

How To Join

(1) By Credit Card: Click here to Join Now or Renew Membership Now (Note: this option gives you immediate access to member pricing for events.)

(2) By Mail: Send a check and your contact information: (name, address, phone, email) to WEST (our mailing address is on our contact page). 

(3) In Person: Join WEST at any WEST event, either by check or credit card.