2012 WEST's 5th Annual "Giving Back" Awards Ceremony


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Seaport Hotel Plaza Ballroom
200 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA 02210 

Please join WEST for our 5th Annual "Giving Back" Awards Ceremony, as we honor three extraordinary women that have made a profound societal impact:

Toni Wolfman - Executive Advisor of the Center for Women and Business at Bentley University. See her bio, HERE.

Yvonne Spicer, Ed.D. - Vice President of Advocacy and Educational Partnerships at the National Center for Technological Literacy. See her bio, HERE.

Vanessa Bradford Kerry, MD, MSc - Associate Director of Partnerships and Global Initiatives and Director of MGH Global Health Service Corps Partnership at the Mass General Center for Global Health. See her bio, HERE.

We will also honor WEST volunteers and interns.

… so please join us over wine, hors d'oeuvres, and a 3-course dinner to 

congratulate, inspire, learn, network, and support the Advancement of Women in the Business of Science and Technology (‘STEM’) Careers!

…  and throughout the evening, enjoy our “Giving Back” Silent Auction Fundraiser!

Whether shopping for your family, friends, home, or office, there is something for everyone at this year's fundraiser – a plethora of wonderful and interesting items and services for sale from generous donors around the region! 

Proceeds from the auction will benefit our WEST mission, programs and operations – to provide high quality and affordable educational content and development opportunities (workshops/events) for all women in STEM careers.

Registration Information:

$115 for Members, $145 for non-members
Member package - $200 for admission and membership renewal
Tables of 10 - $2,000 

Cancellation Policy:
All programs are non-refundable.

Seaport Hotel Plaza Ballroom
200 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA 02210 


This event will sell out, so register soon!

Special thanks to the sponsors of the 2012 5th Annual WEST “Giving Back” Awards Ceremony, Dinner and Silent Auction.  Their generous support helps the WEST community thrive and expand in offering access to high quality programs and services to all women, regardless of career stage.

Become a sponsor and contribute to a great cause.  For more information, email [email protected], or call 617-682-3703.   






We invite you to patronize those businesses who have so graciously donated to our event.

  • Alice Koehn Benson - One Resume Writing Service and one Position Description Service
  • Alison Farquhar and Kees Been - Framed black and white photographic print by Gautam Jaggi: "Three Pines"
  • Andrea's Skin Care - Gift certificate for a facial
  • Art in Giving - Watercolor print, framed original watercolor, painted square glass bowl, and painted glass pitcher
  • Boing! JP's Toy Shop - Gift Certificate for $25 worth of merchandise
  • Boston Organics - One (1) Voucher for two (2) deliveries of a $29 Boston Organics produce box
  • Bradford Renaissance Portraits - Family Portrait by World Renowned Bradford with Stay at the 5 Diamond, 5 Star Ritz-Carlton Resort in Palm Beach, FL
  • Care.com - Gift Certificate
  • City Wine Tours - Four (4) Tour Gift Cards
  • CT, A Wolters Kluwer Company - Two (2) New Orleans Hornets at Boston Celtics Tickets for 01-16-13 at 8:00pm (Section 21, Row 11)
  • D'Anne Hurd - Timeshare Week with Exceptionally High Trading Value
  • Deborah SmithTwo Bottles of Wine in Gift Containers - Gundlach Bundschu Merlot 2009 and Gundlach Bundschu Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
  • Emma's Pizza - $25 Emma's Pizza Gift Card and Two (2) Movie Passes to Landmark Theatres 
  • Fabiana Falugi - Oil Painting on wood panel "Donna Blu"
  • Huntington Theatre Company - Voucher for Two (2) Tickets to Invisible Man
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - Four (4) Complimentary Admission Passes
  • Joel MacAuslan and Heidi Meisenkothen - Hot Air Balloon Ride for Two
  • JP Licks - 5-Person Sundae Party Kit and a Certificate for a Free Ice Cream Cake
  • Kathleen Hagan - Charming 2 bedroom Cape home within walking distance to beaches, town center, and shops in Harwichport for a Spring of Fall weekend in 2013.
  • Kitchenwitch - $20 Gift Certificate
  • Microsoft - Xbox 360 games, Microsoft games, and Software including Money Plus, Office Professional 2010, Streets and Trips, and Windows 7 
  • Seaport Hotel - One night stay with breakfast
  • SoulWorks Rhythm TM - Health Rhythms Drumming Wellness/Success Empowerment Program for a small group and a one hour Equine Guided Coaching Session
  • Susan and Tom Keyes - 11 X 14" Unframed Original Print, Nautical picture of sky and sails by Richard W. Buckley of Marblehead, MA

  • The Berkshire Institute - Leadership Coaching - One face-to-face session and one phone follow up
  • The Crowley Group - Three (3) Sessions of Executive Coaching - One session in person and two sessions by phone
  • The Kennedy Group - Executive Communications, Presentation, Public Speaking coaching/consulting. Two in person coaching meetings with Tom Kennedy.
  • Zulu Nyala Group - Six days/Six nights in South Africa (meals and lodging included)

If you are a student looking for financial assistance to attend this event, please visit www.stayinma.com.