WEST events

Upcoming Events

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2017-2018 Annual Theme: Career, Life, You

Your career needs to be managed strategically and proactively - it does not just happen. Even though good luck, the right network and wicked smarts help, YOU are the only one who can set the direction. Our WEST programming theme this year has been specifically designed to help women in science and technology think about your career advancement strategically and develop your own plan for execution.

Jun 20

Career Coaching Circles
June 20, 2018, 6:00 - 8:30 PM

Coaching circles adapt the principles and methods of individual coaching and apply them to small, intentional groups. They set the stage for peer to peer coaching facilitated by trained and qualified professional coaches offering women a supportive and motivating environment to connect through meaningful conversations. Participants develop a set of peer coaching skills in addition to benefiting from professional coaching, and are often preferred by people who learn well in small groups. Join us to establish new relationships, enhance leadership skills and talents, and develop in an area that is a current challenge. We will do three 30 minute sessions. Some of the table topics will be preset and some will be based on ideas submitted when people register to attend.

Location: Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, 415 Main Street, Monadnock Room, Cambridge, MA 02142

Cost: $20 for members, $40 for non-members; Summer Series (6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27) for Members: $75

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Jun 27

LinkedIn & Networking: Your Reputation Precedes You
June 27, 2018, 6:00 - 8:30 PM

With increasing recruitment and professional networking activity online, we are often not aware when we make our first impression on someone new. For this reason, it is critical to be engaged and well-connected - to optimize our online presence and to make the most of the tools available. In this workshop, we will focus on effective utilization of LinkedIn, as well as review how marketing principles like search engine optimization (SEO) and brand differentiation apply to job seekers, influencers, and even passive industry professionals. Discussion topics will include tips for creating a strong online presence & LinkedIn profile, as well as your Google results, and the strategy around consistency in networking - both online and in-person.

LocationBroad Institute of MIT and Harvard, 415 Main Street, Monadnock Room, Cambridge, MA 02142

Cost: $20 for members, $50 for non-members; Summer Series (6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27) for Members: $75

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Jul 25

Leadership Strategies to Advance Your Career 
July 25, 2018, 8:00 - 9:30 AM

Sandra Glucksmann, President & CEO at Cedilla Therapeutics, will share stories of her career challenges and successes. She will discuss how to best apply your scientific and analytical abilities to develop influence and negotiation skills. Sandra will share her learning experiences as she transitioned from bench scientist to manager, and from manager to executive in both small and large company settings. 

Location: bluebird bio, 60 Binney Street, 10th Floor, Aviary Room, Cambridge, MA 02142

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

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Jul 18

Book Club
May 16, July 18, September 19, and November 14, 2018, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

WEST is offering a book club for WEST members focusing on women's career advancement. We will have a meeting with a new book every other month. We would like participants to commit to four sessions to create a supportive community.  We will have a facilitator for each discussion group who will have read the book, so those who do not finish the whole book should still feel comfortable attending and joining in the conversation. We understand people get busy at certain times of the year and may not get to finish every book. We have selected the books based on member suggestions. 

Location: Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, 415 Main Street, Monadnock Room, Cambridge, MA 02142

Cost: $50 for members

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Jul 31

Annual Networking Night 
July 31, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

WEST’s Annual Networking Night is great opportunity to meet and mingle with like-minded STEM professionals. Participate in facilitated networking activities designed to engage you with the wonderful women in the WEST community. 

LocationCedilla Therapeutics, 38 Sidney Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

Cost: Free for members, $20 for non-members

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AUG 1

Developing Presence
August 1, 2018, 6:00 - 8:30 PM

Today's leaders need more than a great resume, they need Presence - the ability to connect, inspire and influence others at all levels. In this 90-minute workshop, we'll describe three elements of Presence that apply to everyone, regardless of your role, that can easily be learned and refined. You'll leave with some tips and techniques for creating a positive first impression, enhancing your verbal presence, and being intentional about connecting with others. Learn to make a memorable connection without self-promoting. 

Location: bluebird bio, 60 Binney Street, 10th Floor, Aviary Room, Cambridge, MA 02142

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

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Save the Dates:
9/13: Influence Without Authority
9/20: Improving the Quality and Impact of our Conversations through Conversational Intelligence™
9/27: Could You be the Reason Your Employee isn't Performing?
10/23: Interrupting Bias 

 

To Learn more about any workshop leaders listed, please visit http://www.westorg.org/content-experts-and-workshop-leaders