WEST events

Upcoming Events

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2021-2022 Annual Theme: Reflect, Reimagine, and Emerge Stronger

WEST’s annual theme of “Reflect, Reimagine, and Emerge Stronger” represents
what 
we have gained and have lost over the past year. As we enter another year
of challenges and opportunities, our goal is to connect a network of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) professionals by supporting their personal growth and career development through virtual networking events and engaging workshops and discussions. For the 21st year in a row, WEST is here to empower women in the workplace to reflect on their achievements, reimagine their goals, and emerge as leaders.  

Jan19

Career Possibilities Panel: R&D Discovery
January 19, 2022 6:15-7:45 PM EST 

In the world of business, careers are no longer linear or predictable. What was once a clearly sign-posted path as you progressed through milestones, a career road map is now circuitous presenting new challenges and opportunities at every bend. Life-long careers in one sector or one company are becoming a rarity as new technologies and shifting social norms disrupt traditional careers. Both employers and employees are seeking more diversity of experience, lifestyle flexibility and alternative paths.

Location: Zoom

CostMembers, Students, Postdocs: $5; Non-Members: $15

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Jan27

Healthcare Investments & Exits: 2021 Year-in-Review
January 27, 2022 6:15-7:15 PM EST 

Join this “Rockstar” event to hear Katherine Andersen, Head of Life Science & Healthcare, and Laura Scott, Head of Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Life Science, present SVB’s 2021 year-in-review around key investment and exit trends for the Healthcare industry. They will also spend some time on providing some guidance around professional opportunities in banking and will leave time for audience Q&A at the end. Registration is for WEST MEMBERS ONLY and will be limited to a maximum of 25 participants to ensure an intimate experience. 

Location: Zoom

CostMembers: $5

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Feb08

Be a Better Ally
February 8, 2022 6:15-7:15 PM EST 

As we continue to prioritize diversity and inclusion in the workplace, the term allyship is tossed around a lot. But what does it actually mean (and not mean) to be an ally? Many well-intentioned professionals would like to be allies but they’re not sure how. They have concerns about overstepping or misreading situational cues. Or, they feel uncomfortable having conversations about what support looks like to others. 
 
Regardless of your background, role or level, you can be an ally. In this interactive discussion, you’ll learn how with speaker Kim Meninger. We will:

  • Debunk some of the myths around allyship
  • Explore common challenging scenarios in breakout sessions and strategize how to show up as an ally in each one
  • Discuss key strategies and action steps to serve as allies to others.
Location: Zoom

CostMembers: $5; Non-Members: $15

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Feb10

Rockstar Lunch
February 10, 2022 12:00-1:00 PM EST 

Are you looking for an opportunity to network with local senior leaders? If so, this is THE event for you. Join Laura Sepp-Lorenzino, Chief Scientific Officer at Intellia Therapeutics and Shelia Violette, Co-founder, Chief Scientific Officer, and President of Research Q32 Bio for an engaging conversation. Registration is for WEST MEMBERS ONLY and will be limited to a maximum of 25 participants to ensure an intimate experience. 

Location: Zoom

CostMembers, Students, Postdocs: $5; Non-Members: $15

Register

Feb16

Career Possibilities Panel: R&D Clinical, Regulatory, Patient Outcomes
March 16, 2022 6:15-7:45 PM EST 

In the world of business, careers are no longer linear or predictable. What was once a clearly sign-posted path as you progressed through milestones, a career road map is now circuitous presenting new challenges and opportunities at every bend. Life-long careers in one sector or one company are becoming a rarity as new technologies and shifting social norms disrupt traditional careers. Both employers and employees are seeking more diversity of experience, lifestyle flexibility and alternative paths.

Location: Zoom

Cost: Coming soon

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Mar10

The Writer's Lab - Art and Science: Similarities in Processes
March 10, 2022 6:15-7:45 PM EST 

Enjoy a unique Broadway experience on women in science to explore the intersection of science and art. This 3-part series is different then our usual WEST events in that we will watch Broadway stars perform and explore the parallels between artistic and scientific processes of creation and innovation. We have an opportunity to explore the challenges women face in their fields through the lens of Broadway performances. True to our mission to inspire, we will hear from compelling keynote speakers during each session.

Location: Zoom

CostMembers, Students, Postdocs: $5; Non-Members: $15

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MAR16

Career Possibilities Panel: Commercial, Medical Affairs, Market Access
March 16, 2022 6:15-7:45 PM EST 

In the world of business, careers are no longer linear or predictable. What was once a clearly sign-posted path as you progressed through milestones, a career road map is now circuitous presenting new challenges and opportunities at every bend. Life-long careers in one sector or one company are becoming a rarity as new technologies and shifting social norms disrupt traditional careers. Both employers and employees are seeking more diversity of experience, lifestyle flexibility and alternative paths.

Location: Zoom

CostMembers, Students, Postdocs: $5; Non-Members: $15

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MAR24

Engineering Art: Radioactive, A musical about Marie Curie
March 10, 2022 6:15-7:45 PM EST 

Participants will get a sneak peek of scenes and songs from the Marie Curie-themed musical Radioactive by Will Reynolds and Eric Price. You will discover the parallels in how artists create musicals about historical figures in science and their practices. The creators of this musical will speak about their research of science in writing the play and how these two worlds have combined to make a musical. These creatives will discuss the challenges of bringing the piece from hypothesis, workshop experimentation to presentation. 

Location: Zoom

CostMembers, Students, Postdocs: $5; Non-Members: $15

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APR13

Career Possibilities Panel: Portfolio Strategy, Business Development, Tech Transfer
April 13, 2022 6:15-7:45 PM EST 

In the world of business, careers are no longer linear or predictable. What was once a clearly sign-posted path as you progressed through milestones, a career road map is now circuitous presenting new challenges and opportunities at every bend. Life-long careers in one sector or one company are becoming a rarity as new technologies and shifting social norms disrupt traditional careers. Both employers and employees are seeking more diversity of experience, lifestyle flexibility and alternative paths.

Location: Zoom

CostMembers, Students, Postdocs: $5; Non-Members: $15

Register

May18

Career Possibilities Panel: Digital Health, Data Sciences
May 18, 2022 6:15-7:45 PM EST 

In the world of business, careers are no longer linear or predictable. What was once a clearly sign-posted path as you progressed through milestones, a career road map is now circuitous presenting new challenges and opportunities at every bend. Life-long careers in one sector or one company are becoming a rarity as new technologies and shifting social norms disrupt traditional careers. Both employers and employees are seeking more diversity of experience, lifestyle flexibility and alternative paths.

Location: Zoom

CostMembers, Students, Postdocs: $5; Non-Members: $15

Register

Jun15

Career Possibilities Panel: Finance, Investment & Commercial Banking, VC
June 15, 2022 6:15-7:45 PM EST 

In the world of business, careers are no longer linear or predictable. What was once a clearly sign-posted path as you progressed through milestones, a career road map is now circuitous presenting new challenges and opportunities at every bend. Life-long careers in one sector or one company are becoming a rarity as new technologies and shifting social norms disrupt traditional careers. Both employers and employees are seeking more diversity of experience, lifestyle flexibility and alternative paths.

Location: Zoom

CostMembers, Students, Postdocs: $5; Non-Members: $15

Register

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