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2018-2019 Annual Theme: Own It! Empowering Your Career & Your Life

Take charge of your future by exploiting your strengths with confidence and fine-tuning your skills to ask for what you want and need. Our theme this year brings you curated events and workshops in the Boston area to learn from, and network with, other leaders (especially women) in science and technology. These events will encourage you to discover your real-self and will help you crystallize future plans by focusing on how to strategically position and promote yourself with the right people at the right times.

 

Nov 13

To MBA or Not to MBA
November 13, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

At some point in your career, many people ask themselves: I’m succeeding in my STEM career but what’s next? Do I need an MBA to get to the next level? Could leveraging my STEM background by combining it with the in-demand skills of leadership and business be a game changer for my career? Decide for yourself by listening to the experiences of our four esteemed panelists – Some who have an MBA and others who do not – and learn which factors you should consider in this decision. 

LocationSuffolk University, 120 Tremont St, 5th Floor, Sargent Hall Commons, Boston, MA

Cost: $0

Register  Add to Calendar 11/13/2018 06:00 PM 11/13/2018 8:00 PM America/New_York WEST Event: To MBA or Not to MBA At some point in your career, many people ask themselves: I’m succeeding in my STEM career but what’s next? Do I need an MBA necessary to get to the next level? Could leveraging my STEM background by combining it with the in-demand skills of leadership and business be a game changer for my career? Decide for yourself by listening to the experiences of our five esteemed panelists – Some who have an MBA and others who do not – and learn which factors you should consider in this decision. Suffolk University, 120 Tremont St, 5th Floor, Sargent Hall, Commons, Boston, MA

Nov 15

Building a Team You Can Trust
November 15, 2018, 6:00 - 8:30 PM

Do you struggle to get the results you want from your team? You hand over work, but you’re never sure it will be done the way you want it. You don’t want to micromanage, but you also don’t want work that’s not up to par. So, you end up taking it back and doing it yourself, until you are overworked and overwhelmed. Imagine how different your work life would be if you were part of a team you could trust — with your direct reports and your peers — where people were committed and productive, crushing deadlines and delivering promotion-worthy results. Imagine how much could be accomplished...

In the workshop you'll learn:

  • The 3 most important things you can do to build trust and reduce conflict on any team
  • Why trying to do too much yourself is one of the WORST things you can do for your career, and what you can do instead
  • How to easily increase your influence and authority without coming across as pushy or hyper-competitive 

Focusing on the work where you add the most value can have an enormous impact on your career, and on your day-to-day satisfaction. In order to do that, you need a team you can trust.

LocationVertex, 50 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA

Cost: $15 for members, $40 for non-members

Register  Add to Calendar 11/15/2018 06:00 PM 11/15/2018 8:30 PM America/New_York WEST Workshop: Building a Team You Can Trust Do you struggle to get the results you want from your team? You hand over work, but you’re never sure it will be done the way you want it. You don’t want to micromanage, but you also don’t want work that’s not up to par. So, you end up taking it back and doing it yourself, until you are overworked and overwhelmed. Imagine how different your work life would be if you were part of a team you could trust — with your direct reports and your peers — where people were committed and productive, crushing deadlines and delivering promotion-worthy results. Imagine how much could be accomplished... Vertex, 50 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA

dec 5

Redefining Success - Bring Your Values Alive at Work: Discover What Success Means to You!
December 5, 2018, 8:00 - 9:30 AM

What does it mean to have it all? Whose definition of success is driving your career? Are you struggling to define what “Success means to me”? In this interactive workshop, we will use the principles of Appreciative Inquiry—a model of organizational change that focuses on your strengths and your values—to gain insights into what matters most to you in your career, and in your day-to-day experience.

You will gain clarity about what excites and energizes you. If you are not fully engaged in your current role, it may be because you are not tapping into all your strengths. We will explore ways to incorporate your strengths and your values more intentionally in your role. You will discover if your role is fully aligned with your values—and what shifts you can make—to reprioritize your goals to align with your values, and find deeper satisfaction and success in your career. 

Locationbluebird bio, 60 Binney Street, 10th Floor, Aviary Room, Cambridge, MA 02142

Cost: $10 for members, $25 for non-members

Register  Add to Calendar 12/5/2018 08:00 AM 12/5/2018 9:30 AM America/New_York WEST Workshop: Redefining Success - Bring Your Values Alive at Work: Discover What Success Means to You! What does it mean to have it all? Whose definition of success is driving your career? Are you struggling to define what “Success means to me”? In this interactive workshop, we will use the principles of Appreciative Inquiry—a model of organizational change that focuses on your strengths and your values—to gain insights into what matters most to you in your career, and in your day-to-day experience. You will gain clarity about what excites and energizes you. If you are not fully engaged in your current role, it may be because you are not tapping into all your strengths. We will explore ways to incorporate your strengths and your values more intentionally in your role. You will discover if your role is fully aligned with your values—and what shifts you can make—to reprioritize your goals to align with your values, and find deeper satisfaction and success in your career. bluebird bio, 60 Binney Street, 10th Floor, Aviary Room, Cambridge, MA 02142

Dec 11

Holiday Cocktail Party
December 11, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

WEST and Cooley invite you to a Holiday Cocktail Party for an evening of networking and festive food and drinks. Please join us to celebrate the holidays, connect with members, exchange ideas, learn about job openings and more. This event is free thanks to the generous sponsorship of Cooley. 

LocationCooley, 500 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

Cost: $0

Register  Add to Calendar 12/11/2018 06:00 PM 12/11/2018 8:00 PM America/New_York Holiday Cocktail Party WEST and Cooley invite you to a Holiday Cocktail Party for an evening of networking and festive food and drinks. Please join us to celebrate the holidays, connect with members, exchange ideas, learn about job openings and more. This event is free thanks to the generous sponsorship of Cooley. Cooley, 500 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116