Boston based WEST helps women in science, technology, and engineering advance their
careers. Our members are committed to developing themselves as leaders through
learning, networking, and sharing. 

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Upcoming Events

May 28 - Bypass Your Inner Critic in

Public Speaking: How to speak up
without feeling like a imposter
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Add to Calendar 05/28/2020 12:00 PM 05/28/2020 1:00 PM America/New_York Webinar: Bypass Your Inner Critic in Public Speaking Despite popular belief, people’s top fear is NOT public speaking. That is a myth. For many people, especially women, the top fear is public JUDGMENT. As a woman leader or emerging leader, how do you OWN what you’re saying without feeling like a fraud? Whether you’re speaking up in an online virtual conference, a board meeting or giving a presentation, you need to be able to speak with confidence to influence your listeners. Key Takeaways from this virtual workshop led by Mary Cheyne: Learn how to stop overthinking & be present when you speak; how to speak powerfully & authentically under pressure; How to bypass the number one saboteur in public speaking, your inner critic.

June 4 - Fearlessness as a Daily Practice
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Add to Calendar 06/04/2020 12:00 PM 06/04/2020 1:00 PM America/New_York Fearlessness as a Daily Practice Relying on willpower alone to move forward in a fear-driven state is exhausting. While "feel the fear and do it anyway" is an oft-quoted mantra, anyone who's done this in practice finds that it takes quite a lot of energy to sustain. What if instead of "pushing" and "fighting" you were able to approach the challenges of business and life with ease? The practice of fearlessness allows you to instead use that energy to create forward action. Together, we will examine the role of fear in your life and explore the practices that will allow you to move toward being truly fearless. Zoom

June 16 - Virtual Gathering & Managing
Your Network Panel Discussion

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Add to Calendar 06/16/2020 4:00 PM 06/16/2020 5:30 PM America/New_York Virtual Gathering & Managing Your Network Panel Discussion Your networks, both internal and external, formal and informal, are important foundations to create a successful career strategy. Much as we might not like to admit “it’s not what you know, but who you know”, the truth is we need a strong network to support us with comfort, advice, information, mentorship and connections. How do you create those important relationships that will serve you in the short and long term. Zoom

June 17 - Presentation Skills for Brainiacs
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Add to Calendar 06/17/2020 1:00 PM 06/17/2020 2:30 PM America/New_York Presentation Skills for Brainiacs It can be tough for STEM professionals to create easy-to-understand presentations that inspire people to take action. If you’re having difficulty communicating your complex subject matter and connecting with your audience, this workshop is for you. The Presentation Skills for Brainiacs workshop was developed to help you improve the way you create and deliver presentations. Not only will more people understand what you’re talking about, they’ll know what you want them to do with that information. You’ll learn the 6 Tips for Great Presentations, discover the Analyze and Synthesize method for redesigning slides, and see everything come together with Slide Makeovers! Even if you have no design or marketing background, you will leave this workshop with skills you can use to become a better presenter. This interactive workshop led by Laura Foley will make you rethink what a presentation can be! Zoom

June 23 - Securing Public Speaking Opportunities
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Add to Calendar 06/23/2020 4:00 PM 06/23/2020 5:00 PM America/New_York Securing Public Speaking Opportunities What does it take to become a thought leader? To be seen as the expert or the authority in your field? What will it take to get that next promotion? Or a new job? Or a board seat? Often, nothing more than the willingness to speak up and share your thoughts and experiences in public. Employers have always valued the employee who speaks well. Public speaking is, and always will be, an important skill, and well worth developing. Founders, company owners and consultants know it is important to get onstage in order to promote their products and services.mThis presentation focuses on: Why you need to get yourself on stage either as an employee or a business leader, what opportunities exist, and how you will find and secure speaking engagements. We'll give you an action plan to help you move forward in your career or business through public speaking. Zoom

July 15 - Rockstar Breakfast and
Networking - SOLD OUT
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Add to Calendar 07/15/2020 8:00 AM 07/15/2020 9:00 AM America/New_York Rockstar Breakfast and Networking Are you looking for an opportunity to network with local senior women leaders? If so, this is THE event for you. Enjoy a light breakfast accompanied by lots of conversation with Michal Preminger, Head, Johnson & Johnson Innovation Boston and Sandra Glucksmann, President and CEO, Cedilla Therapeutics. Registration is for WEST MEMBERS ONLY and will be limited to a maximum of 20 participants to ensure an intimate experience. Womble Bond Dickinson, Independence Wharf at 470 Atlantic Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA

September 24 - Women and Wealth: Setting
Your Course to a Strong Financial Future

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Add to Calendar 09/24/2020 06:00 PM 09/24/2019 8:00 PM America/New_York Women and Wealth: Setting Your Course to a Strong Financial Future Women are a powerful economic force, controlling nearly 40%--or $11.2 trillion—of all investable assets in the U.S. as primary decision-makers. They also represent almost half of the entire U.S. professional workforce. However, women face unique financial challenges and the many roles they play—business owner, scientist, technologist, mother, sister—influence the many financial obligations they have for themselves and their families. But true wealth is about more than just a woman’s money. It’s about a woman’s life and the things she values most as well as the relationships, interests and goals that bring her joy. Putting all these elements at the heart of a woman’s long-term wealth management strategy helps ensure that she will achieve the financial future that she envisions. Please join us for an informative seminar designed to help you identify and prioritize your objectives, and then begin to build a personalized plan that helps maximize your probability of achieving the goals you have for yourself and your loved ones, however life unfolds.. Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, 415 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142

September 30 - WEST's 12th Annual
Awards Night and Gender Parity Panel
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Add to Calendar 09/30/2020 06:00 PM 09/30/2020 8:30 PM America/New_York WEST's 12th Annual Awards Night On April 2, 2020, WEST will be honoring those who have championed the advancement of women throughout Massachusetts at our 12th annual awards ceremony. We will also reflect on ways we can challenge ourselves to expand and build on these accomplishments. The panel will include leaders from the industry and academic sectors, who have advocated for gender parity in science and technology. Panelists include Anisha Asundi, Research Fellow: Gender Specialist, Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard Kennedy School, Caroline Breitbach, VP R&D Programs and Strategy at Turnstone Biologics, Megan Ann Greenfield, Partner at McKinsey & Company, and Alicja Januszewicz, Head of People & Culture at Allena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. They will be discussing the strategies they have explored and the advances already adopted by pharma and other industries to achieve greater gender parity and the advancement of more women into executive leadership roles. They will weave in legislative gains in MA, such as the Paid Family Leave Act and the 2019 MA Equal Pay Act. In addition, they will report on the latest gains in gender diversity in the science and technology industries, describing the impact it has had, and demonstrate how research can further support equal opportunities for women across their career journey. During the awards portion, we will honor those who exemplify the mission of WEST. The two key award categories this year will be Making a Difference in the Community (examples: running non-profit, helping in a soup kitchen, volunteering with animals) and Making a Difference for Women (examples: supporting women, mentoring, championing diversity). We will also honor WEST volunteers and supporters whose dedication and outreach efforts have helped us reach our strategic goals. WEST is devoted to supporting women at all stages of their careers by offering the tools, insights, and networking connections to promote their career advancement, learn about alternative options, and build leadership skills. We would be honored to have your support in helping us celebrate the achievements of women in the Cambridge and greater Boston ecosystem! Ipsen, 650 E Kendall Street, Atrium, Cambridge, MA 02142

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