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.  

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

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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

Jun16

Outdoor Networking and Happy Hour
June 16, 2022 6:00-8:00 PM EST 

WEST is happy to announce our first in-person event in two years. If you have missed in-person networking, this is the event for you.
The Cambridge venue space has a limit of 40 people, so register now while tickets are available.
We look forward to having you join us. The price for happy hour includes appetizers and two drinks.

LocationCambridge Commonwealth, 11 Broad Canal Way (Kendall Square), Cambridge MA 02142, Outdoor Tented Private Biergarten

CostMembers: $20; Non-Members: $30

This event will cost WEST over $55 per person for the venue, food, and drinks. Thanks to a donation from the Viney Wallach Foundation, we are able to reduce the amount you pay to $20 for members and $30 for non-members.

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Jun22

Discover Your "How": Learn to Increase Productivity and Reduce Stress at Work!
June 22, 2022 6:15-7:45 PM EST 

In this fun, interactive session, you will learn about the most overlooked facet of the way your mind works – your conative instinct, the way you solve problems when you are completely free to do things your way.  When you understand this part of who you are, a whole new level of awareness will become available to you to guide you in becoming more productive and less stressed in your work, for the rest of your life.

Location: Zoom
Cost: Members: $40; Non-Members: $50

Price includes Kolbe A Index™ Assessment. You will receive a link to complete the assessment roughly two weeks prior to the event.

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Jul26

What Is Your Leadership Style?
July 26, 2022 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM EST 

While many of us intellectually recognize that there are different leadership styles in the workplace, in times of stress or uncertainty, we risk making emotionally-based assumptions about others’ motivations, behaviors and styles that undermine our relationships and productivity. In this interactive session, we’ll explore the Deloitte Business Chemistry Profiles model to better understand your leadership style as well as the styles of those around you. You will also learn how to best engage with different styles to maximize your relationships and overall business outcomes.

Location: Zoom
Cost: Members: $0; Non-Members: $10

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sept22

Speak Up & Be Heard: How to Speak Up at Work Without Fear of Being Judged
September 22, 2022 12:00-1:00 PM EST 

When you join Mary Cheyne in the virtual workshop, you will receive methods that I’ve shared in training over 20,000 career professionals in 30 cities internationally, to speak up & be heard so that you can receive the visibility that you deserve.

In this virtual workshop, you will learn:
• How to bypass your inner critic & speak up without judging yourself so that you can freely express your ideas & be heard.
• How to speak with confidence, even when under pressure, so that you can share your talents & be recognized for them.
• How to stop sabotaging your voice, so that you can advocate for what you want in your career, especially when it counts the most.

Location: Zoom

CostMembers: $5; Non-Members: $15

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