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2019-2020 Annual Theme: Be Fearless, Be Brave

Be Fearless! Be Brave! WEST's 2019-2020 annual theme empowers you to own and advance your career with confidence and professionalism. To enable this, WEST is committed to creating learning opportunities through a multitude of panel discussions, workshops and more, as well as by facilitating networking with fearless and bold leaders in STEM. WEST's events are designed to encourage you to take charge and be brave as you embrace change, expand and leverage your network, set challenging goals, and advocate for yourself


WEST's 20th Anniversary/12th Annual Awards Celebration
September 23, 2020, 6:00 - 8:00 PM EDT

On September 23, 2020, the community of Women in the Enterprise of Science & Technology (WEST) will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of WEST. The event will honor those whose vision has helped WEST advance its mission to serve the community and make a difference by supporting the advancement of the careers of women. The event will have networking, a fireside chat with Sandra Glucksmann, and our 12th annual awards.WEST is devoted to supporting women at all stages of their careers by offering the tools, insights, and networking connections to promote their career advancement and build leadership skills. We would be honored to have your support in helping us celebrate the achievements of women in the Cambridge and greater Boston ecosystem!

Location: Zoom
Cost$5 for Members, $15 for non-members, $135 for 10 tickets, $250 for 20 tickets



Gender Parity Panel Discussion
September 30, 2020, 6:00 - 8:00 PM EDT

On September 30, 2020, the community of Women in the Enterprise of Science & Technology (WEST) will be featuring those who have championed the advancement of women throughout Massachusetts. We will also reflect on ways we can challenge ourselves to expand and build on these accomplishments. The panel will include leaders from the industry and academic sectors, who have advocated for gender parity in science and technology. 

Panelists include:
  • Anisha Asundi, Research Fellow and Gender Specialist at Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard Kennedy School
  • Caroline Breitbach, VP R&D Programs and Strategy at Turnstone Biologics
  • Megan Ann Greenfield, Partner at McKinsey & Company
  • Alicja Januszewicz, Head of People & Culture at Allena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Location: Zoom
Cost$10 for Members, $20 for non-members



Women and Wealth: Setting Your Course to a Strong Financial Future
September 24, 2020, 6:00 - 7:00 PM EDT

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 Alicia Andre & Lindsay Pazdan 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.

Location: Zoom
Cost: $0 for members; $5 for non-members



Making better decisions: Pre-mortem analysis and other cognitive tools for better outcomes in life, love, and work
October 6, 2020, 12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT

Rationality is bounded by previous experiences and numerous mental short-cuts wired on us by biology. To escape its limitations, we can purposely use a series of tools developed by cognitive scientists to help people make better decisions. Dr. Stammberger will be sharing some of the tools that have helped her clients achieve better outcomes and offer the participants on this webinar a set of steps to follow to implement the tools that lead better decision-making. She will share examples of faulty decision-making and how these tools help.

Location: Zoom
Cost: $5 for members; $15 for non-members



Book Club - The Likeability Trap
October 7, 2020, 4:00 - 5:30 PM EDT

WEST is offering a book club series where you can pick and choose the books/sessions you want to join. We will have a facilitator for each discussion who will have read the book, so even if you don't finish the whole book you should still attend and enjoy the conversation. The book we will be discussing on 10/7 is The Likeability Trap: How to Break Free and Succeed as You Are by Alicia Menendez. The discussion will be facilitated by Aliyah Weinstein, Marketing and Communications Manager, Addgene.

Location: Zoom
Cost: $5 for members; $10 for non-members


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