Women in Leadership Bootcamp

Nucleate and WEST are hosting a virtual Women in Leadership Bootcamp. This event include several hours of workshops and talks from leaders in the life sciences on the topics of leadership styles, building confidence, and effective team dynamics and management. Attendance is limited.


11:00-11:10 AM: Welcome
11:10 AM-12:10 PM: Understanding Your Leadership Style
12:10-12:15 PM: Break
12:15-1:15 PM: Embodying Confidence: Cultivating Presence and Authentic Connection
1:15-1:20 PM: Break
1:20-2:20 PM: Unlocking Your Team's Potential
2:20-2:25 PM: Break
2:25-3:25 PM: Leadership in Practice Panel
3:25-3:30 PM: Break
3:30-4:30 PM: Goal setting and Action Planning
4:30-4:45 PM: Closing Remarks, Raffle

11:10 AM-12:10 PM: Understanding Leadership Style
Led by: Kim Meninger

While many of us intellectually recognize that there are different leadership styles in the workplace, in times of stress or uncertainty, we risk making emotionally-based assumptions about others’ motivations, behaviors and styles that undermine our relationships and productivity. In this interactive session, we’ll explore the Deloitte Business Chemistry Profiles model to better understand your leadership style as well as the styles of those around you. You will also learn how to best engage with different styles to maximize your relationships and overall business outcomes.

12:15-1:15 PM: Embodying Confidence: Cultivating Presence & Authentic Connection
Led by: Pallavi Srivastava & Elizabeth McWhorter

In a world full of content on quick tips and tricks to be confident, cultivating genuine confidence can sometimes feel like an elusive pursuit. However, true confidence isn't just about projecting a polished exterior; it's about embodying presence, rooted in authentic connection with ourselves and others. Join us for an experiential workshop where we delve deep into the essence of confidence and how to nurture it from within. Throughout this interactive session, we will explore the interconnected themes of presence, authenticity, and values, recognizing them as the pillars upon which confidence stands. Through guided discussions, experiential exercises, and reflective practices, participants will walk away with actionable inputs towards creating their authentic presence!

1:20-2:20 PM: Unlocking Your Team's Potential
Led by: Laurie Bohn

It is often said, ‘People don't leave jobs, they leave managers.’ This adage rings true across industries, life sciences included. Effective leadership can significantly influence career trajectories, both for the leader and the employees. Are you prepared to be that memorable, positive force in your team’s professional journey? You have an opportunity to create an environment for team members to thrive, leaving a lasting and positive impact on both your team and the broader organization. As an aspiring leader, it is critical to learn the skills that are essential for managing the day-to-day operations as well as how to be an inspirational leader to bring others along.

In this workshop, you’ll learn essential skills which you can start to practice immediately in various areas of work and life such as: effective communication, delegation, and how to foster a culture of innovation and collaboration.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Effective Communication: You’ll start to learn about impactful communication skills, including active listening, constructive feedback, and engaging dialogue for a positive work environment.
  • Strategic Delegation: You'll begin to consider the implications of identifying the right people for teams and tasks while balancing empowerment with accountability.
  • Cultivating Innovation and Collaboration: You’ll learn techniques to foster a creative, collaborative team culture, encouraging brainstorming, problem-solving, and inclusive decision-making.
  • Leadership and Inspiration: Pulling it all together, you’ll have a clearer understanding of what it takes to be the inspirational leader you strive to become.


Date and Time:  
July 12, 2024
11:00 AM-4:45 PM ET


Members: $20; Priority registration is currently open for WEST members only.


Given our mission is to promote women's development in STEM we would like to offer a free spot in our workshops to those in transition between jobs or who cannot afford the ticket price. Please contact [email protected] if you qualify.


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