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Upcoming Events

October 17 - Break Free from
Imposter Syndrome: Embrace
Your Competent, Capable Self
SOLD OUT
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Add to Calendar 10/17/2019 05:45 PM 10/17/2019 8:00 PM America/New_York Break Free from Imposter Syndrome: Embrace Your Competent, Capable Self Why do so many individuals fear being exposed as a fraud? Why the self-doubt and self-devaluation? In this seminar, you will learn what neuroscience and psychology tell us about the prevalence of “imposter syndrome” and why it is more prevalent in high achievers; the costs of imposter syndrome on individuals and organizations; the relationship between competence and confidence and why both are needed to achieve full potential; practical strategies that organizations and individuals can use to break out of “imposter syndrome” Cooley, 500 Boylston Street, Boston, MA


October 24
 - Interrupting Bias

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Add to Calendar 10/24/2019 06:00 PM 10/24/2019 8:30 PM America/New_York Interrupting Bias Despite strides towards inclusion and equity in our society, messages abound about what it means to be of certain identities. We are socialized with these stereotypes all around us and these messages are so pervasive that despite our best intentions, we sometimes fall into biased behaviors and thinking, often unconsciously. In this workshop led by Chris Haigh, we will define bias, understand where it comes from, reflect on our own biases, and examine strategies for interrupting bias in ourselves and others. Come prepared to engage in self-reflection and in dialogue with your colleagues about an issue that truly affects us all. bluebird bio, 60 Binney Street, 10th Floor, Aviary Room, Cambridge, MA 02142

October 30 - How to Make Your
Ideas Irresistible
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Add to Calendar 10/30/2019 06:00 PM 10/30/2019 8:30 PM America/New_York How to Make Your Ideas Irresistible At the heart of communications lies one seemingly elusive goal: how can we actually get people to love our ideas as much as we do? Thankfully, there’s a surprisingly simple answer, and it lies in how we come up with our ideas in the first place. Tamsen Webster spent 20 years making messages to move minds and markets and four years turning ideas into action as the Executive Producer of one of the largest TEDx events in the world Vertex, 50 Northern Avenue, 9th Floor, Boston, MA

November 7 - Career Possibilities - 
Research & Development/Application -
AI, Digital Health, Devices
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Add to Calendar 11/19/2019 06:00 PM 11/19/2019 8:30 PM America/New_York Wait. What? Or How to Get Curious When Someone is Clearly Wrong Our most difficult conversations are characterized by our near certainty that we are right and they are wrong. This would be OK if the only opinion that mattered was our own. The challenge is that when we need to lead and collaborate, their opinions and perspectives matter, too. However, it is nearly impossible to get curious about what they are thinking if we are stuck in our own certainty. In this workshop, you will learn a simple and time-tested tool to step out of our certainty and into a stance of curiosity where questions flow more easily, shifting the conversation into constructive and collaborative dialogue. Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, 415 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142

November 19 - Wait. What? Or
How to Get Curious When 
Someone is Clearly Wrong
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Add to Calendar 10/08/2019 06:00 PM 10/08/2019 8:30 PM America/New_York Career Possibilities: Research & Development - Biotech, Pharma, Medical 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. This panel is designed to help you think about your career path and the different options that are open to you. The panel will have an informational interview type feel with panelists sharing their career paths, a look at what their job entails, transferrable skills for those looking to make a change, tips for uncovering opportunities, advice for others, and how to make brave leaps. Then you will get some small group time with the panelists during a few speed networking rounds. The panel portion will be moderated by Jo Viney, Co-Founder, President and CSO at Pandion Therapeutics. Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, 415 Main Street, Monadnock Room, Cambridge, MA 02142

December 5 - Career Possibilities - 
Business Development, Alliance
Management/Innovation/Licensing
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Add to Calendar 12/05/2019 06:00 PM 12/05/2019 8:30 PM America/New_York Career Possibilities: Business Development, Alliance Management/Innovation/Licensing 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. This panel is designed to help you think about your career path and the different options that are open to you. The panel will have an informational interview type feel with panelists sharing their career paths, a look at what their job entails, transferrable skills for those looking to make a change, tips for uncovering opportunities, advice for others, and how to make brave leaps. Then you will get some small group time with the panelists during a few speed networking rounds. The panel portion will be moderated by Yelena Wetherill, Associate Director, Alliance Management, Business Development & Licensing at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Inc. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Cambridge, 300 Third Street, Bella A, Cambridge, MA 02142

  

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