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

July 24 - Annual Networking
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Add to Calendar 07/24/2019 06:00 PM 07/24/2019 8:00 PM America/New_York Annual Networking Night WEST’s Annual Networking Night is a great opportunity to meet and mingle with like-minded STEM professionals. Participate in facilitated networking activities designed to engage you with the wonderful women in the WEST community. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, 300 Third Street, Bella A, Cambridge, MA 02142

July 31 - Emotional Intelligence 
as a Leadership Predictor
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Add to Calendar 07/31/2019 06:00 PM 07/31/2019 8:30 PM America/New_York Emotional Intelligence as a Leadership Predictor We are all familiar with IQ but what about the role of EQ, Emotional Intelligence, as a measure of potential leadership success and ultimately organizational performance? Emotional Intelligence requires effective communication between the rational and emotional centers of the brain – it represents the path between feeling and reason. There are 4 skills that together make up Emotional Intelligence; self awareness, self management, social awareness and relationship management. This interactive session will provide an overview of EQ and the role it can play in building a powerful leadership team and improving operational efficiency. It will include introduction of the brain science behind the theory of emotional intelligence, tips and strategies for developing required competencies, and the importance of building the business case for growing emotionally intelligent leaders.PerkinElmer, 940 Winter Street, Waltham, MA 02451

September 5
 - Your Career is Your

Business. Own It!
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Add to Calendar 09/05/2019 08:00 AM 09/05/2019 9:30 AM America/New_York Your Career is Your Business In our fast-paced, overstimulated world, it’s difficult to be purposeful and intentional about how we manage our careers. When we are not intentional, however, we rely on others to guide our careers, which may not align with our own values and goals. We may also have unrealistic expectations of the support others will provide. bluebird bio, 60 Binney Street, 10th Floor, Aviary Room, Cambridge, MA 02142

October 24 - Interrupting Bias
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Add to Calendar 10/24/2019 06:00 PM 10/24/2019 8:30 PM America/New_York Interrupting Bias Despite strides towards inclusion and equity in our society, messages abound about what it means to be of certain identities. We are socialized with these stereotypes all around us and these messages are so pervasive that despite our best intentions, we sometimes fall into biased behaviors and thinking, often unconsciously. In this workshop led by Chris Haigh, we will define bias, understand where it comes from, reflect on our own biases, and examine strategies for interrupting bias in ourselves and others. Come prepared to engage in self-reflection and in dialogue with your colleagues about an issue that truly affects us all. bluebird bio, 60 Binney Street, 10th Floor, Aviary Room, Cambridge, MA 02142


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