International Women's Day Networking, Panel, & Concert - SOLD OUT

You can still buy tickets for the concert through the box office.

Join Women in the Enterprise of Science and Technology (WEST) and Kendall Square Orchestra (K²O) to celebrate the trailblazers of music and science this International Women's Day! The evening will start with networking and appetizers hosted by WEST followed by a panel featuring leaders from both the life science and classical music fields. The panel will focus on the theme for International Women's Day 2024 - Inspire Inclusion - and will explore the similarities and differences between the sciences and the arts on topics relating to career development, representation, and what has inspired them on their career journeys. Finally, enjoy K²O's concert and witness the world premiere of Francine Trester's 'In Her Element,' a musical tribute to pioneering women scientists, alongside powerful performances of Grazyna Bacewicz's 'Overture' and Amy Beach's 'Gaelic' Symphony. This special concert honors the innovative contributions of women, past and present. Don't miss this inspiring journey of resilience, innovation, and groundbreaking discoveries!


Panelists Include:
  • Gretchen Cook-Anderson, Executive Director, Ignite, Lab Central
  • Elena Spencer, President, WEST Board of Directors and Co-founder, President & CEO, Kendall Square Orchestra
  • Meena Subramanyam, Vice President, Global Program Leader and and Portfolio Lead, Immune Cell Engagers, Takeda
  • Francine Trester, Professor in Composition, Berklee College of Music
  • Jo Viney, CEO, President, Cofounder, Seismic Therapeutic
  • Kelly Clark, Vice President, Head of R&D Strategic Planning & Operations, Dewpoint Therapeutics and Co-founder, CFO & pianist, Kendall Square Orchestra, Moderator

Date and Time:  
March 8, 2024
5:30-9:00 PM

5:30-6:45 PM Appetizers, Reception, and Networking 
6:45-7:15 PM Inspire Inclusion Panel Discussion
7:30-9:00 PM Discovery and Breakthrough Concert


Sanders Theater, 45 Quincy St., Cambridge, MA 02138
Free parking included

Members: $30; Non-Members: $45
Group Tickets Available:
$200 for 5 tickets
$350 for 10 tickets

Free parking is available at the Broadway Garage, located at 7 Felton Street, between Broadway and Cambridge Streets. Parking is from one hour pre-performance to one hour post. More info at Parking & Directions

Registration is closed.


Thank you to our sponsors:

Arbor Biotech - Bronze Sponsor                      Biomed Realty - Gold Sponsor