What We Do

Women in the Enterprise of Science and Technology (WEST) is on a mission to inspire, support, and champion women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Based in Boston, we are an interconnected community that offers comprehensive workshops, panels, and learning sessions with topics like career advancement, leadership skills, and entrepreneurial mindsets. We empower women to take control of their professional careers through networking and knowledge gains to unlock their full potential.


Women's History Month March Fundraiser 

The month of March is Women's History Month and WEST is celebrating by raising funds to continue to offer a variety of programs to support the career goals and growth of women in STEM fields. Program and member fees do not cover our full costs each year. To continue to provide vital career advancement programs we rely on generous donations from individuals and organizations sympathetic to our mission. Please consider making a donation, reaching out to your network, and/or purchasing a membership in March. 


Upcoming Events 


March 21 - Leadership Strategies to Advance Your Career in Science

March 29 - Work From the Inside Out: Managing Uncertainty, Creating Meaning Author Chat

April 5 - Negotiating Salary and Benefits

April 12 - WoW - WEST on Wednesday Networking

April 13 - Marriage is About Love, Divorce is About Money Author Chat

April 26 - Career Possibilities & Speed Networking: Research & Development, Discovery

May 10 - Career Possibilities & Speed Networking: Business Development, Portfolio Strategy, & Tech Transfer


Corporate Sponsors 





Our Diverse Community

Although WEST’s mission is that of a learning community to advance women leaders in the enterprise of science and technology, we welcome the participation of anyone who would find value from our learning community. We recognize and value the role a diverse and inclusive membership has in the development of leadership skills among our members. Differences in gender, age, race, ethnic heritage, religion, appearance, sexual orientation, or any number of other distinguishing factors provide experiences, viewpoints, and ideas that can strengthen and enrich our discussion. 

Learn more about our Friends and Allies 
of WEST Program



WEST Gives Back!
See how our WEST community members are contributing to the meaningful work of other non-profits.

Meet Members and Hear Why They Choose WEST.