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

January 8 - Women and Wine Wednesday
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Add to Calendar 01/08/2020 06:00 PM 01/08/2020 8:30 PM America/New_York Women and Wine Wednesday MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association and WEST are partnering to offer a Women and Wine Wednesday reception. Join us and meet awesome women or connect with familiar faces. The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, 415 Main Street, 1st Floor, Olympus Room, Cambridge, MA 02142


January 13
 
- Navigating the Art and 
Science of Negotiation
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Add to Calendar 01/13/2020 08:00 AM 01/13/2020 9:30 AM America/New_York Navigating the Art and Science of Negotiation In our ever-changing, competitive world, it can be challenging to stay ahead of the curve and influence outcomes that set you (and your business) up for success. Negotiation is part of our everyday lives and shows up everywhere. In business, it’s a critical component to success. While negotiation strategies seem simple, it’s not unusual for people to get caught up in the emotion of the moment and lose sight of the plan. This session will teach you the principles of negotiation and show you how to effectively prepare for negotiation discussions, build a strategy and leverage win-win solutions, navigate the landscape of emotions, and close the deal. bluebird bio, 60 Binney Street, 10th Floor, Aviary Room, Cambridge, MA 02142


January 23
 
- Using Self-Promotion
Strategies to Raise Your Visibility,
Increase Your Influence and
Advance Your Career
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Add to Calendar 01/23/2020 12:00 PM 01/23/2020 1:00 PM America/New_York Self-Promotion Webinar Many women are reluctant to actively promote their value because it feels self-serving or inauthentic. Rather than promote themselves, they prefer to believe that their work will speak for itself. Unfortunately, without the confidence and commitment to share your value with others, you may lose out on important opportunities to raise your visibility, make a bigger impact and advance within your organization. Zoom


February 26
 
- How to Advocate for Yourself
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Add to Calendar 02/26/2020 6:00 PM 02/26/2020 8:30 PM America/New_York How to Advocate for Yourself We negotiate every day. At work we negotiate not just our jobs and salaries, but research priorities, budgets, staffing, deliverables and time tables. At home some of us negotiate child care pick up and drop off, who is making dinner and who stays home when the kids are sick. While men and women are equally skilled negotiators, women face some additional challenges. Not only were many of us not raised to advocate for our own interests, but we sometimes pay a social cost when we assert our needs and interests. We’ll dive into what we negotiate, our beliefs around advocating for ourselves, how to mitigate others’ negative perceptions when we assert our interests and two tools for increasing our effectiveness. You will leave with a better understanding of what is getting in your way and what to do about it. CIC, 245 Main Street, 3rd Floor, Mosaic Room, Cambridge, MA


March 3
 
- Giving and Receiving Feedback
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Add to Calendar 03/03/2020 6:00 PM 03/03/2020 8:30 PM America/New_York Giving and Receiving Feedback Ginkgo Bioworks, 27 Drydock Avenue, 8th floor, Boston, MA 02210


March 25
 
Women and Wealth: Setting Your
Course to a Strong Financial Future
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Add to Calendar 03/25/2020 06:00 PM 03/25/2019 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

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