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2020-2021 Annual Theme: Building Community, Resilience, and Impact

2020 has been a year full of unprecedented events, and WEST’s 2020-2021
annual theme of Building
 Community, Resilience, and Impact will help you 
navigate these times. WEST is committed to supporting the community by
organizing events
 that bring members together to tackle challenges in the
that impact personal growth, career development and beyond.
 virtual workshops, panel discussions, networking events, and more,
you will be empowered to overcome
 obstacles and rise to the occasion.


Conquer Imposter Syndrome to Advance Your Career
July 20, 2021 6:00-7:00 PM EST

  • Do you hesitate to speak up because you worry that you’ll sound foolish?
  • Do you question whether you have what it takes to successfully perform your role?
  • Do you worry that the people around you are so much better qualified than you are?

If so, you likely struggle with Impostor Syndrome, a term for the feelings of self-doubt and inadequacy many professionals face, particularly as we advance our careers. In this session, you'll learn common triggers of Impostor Syndrome, including feeling different from the dominant culture around you. This is why Impostor Syndrome is so pervasive among women in traditionally male-dominated fields. You’ll also learn strategies to build your confidence and manage these disruptive feelings so that you can effectively achieve your professional goals.

Location: Zoom

CostMembers: $0; Non-Members: $10



Reemergence and Self Care
August 10, 2021 12:00-1:00 PM EST

Join us for a reimagined book club type discussion. For pre-work, we will watch a ted talk and/or listen to a podcast. Then, we will meet up together to learn some self care tips, discuss what we learned, and share in breakout rooms. Kim Meninger will facilitated the discussion.

Location: Zoom

CostMembers: $5; Non-Members: $10



Prioritizing Planning Helps Families Manage Financial Risks of Alzheimer's and Dementia
September 21, 2021 5:00-6:30 PM EST 

Caring for someone with cognitive decline is a long, stressful, emotional journey. There are also significant—and unexpected—financial impacts on caregivers. Join us as we explore how cognitive decline can have devastating impacts not just on those diagnosed with the disease, but on their caregivers as well. We’ll provide actionable ideas for helping you prepare the expected on your journey forward.

Location: Zoom

CostMembers: $0; Non-Members: $5


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