WEST Book Club

WEST is offering a book club for WEST members focusing on women's career advancement. We will have a meeting with a new book every other month. We would like participants to commit to a full year to create a supportive community.  

We will have a facilitator for each discussion group who will have read the book, so those who do not finish the whole book should still feel comfortable attending and joining in the conversation. We understand people get busy at certain times of the year and may not get to finish every book. We have selected the first three books based on member suggestions. The last three books will be selected based on the group's discussions and interests as the book club meets.
  • Session 1 = Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
    • Facilitator - Sandra Glucksmann, former SVP R&D at Cerulean Pharma and WEST Board Chair
  • Session 2 = Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in Life, One Conversation at a Time by Susan Scott 
    • Facilitator - Ali Farquhar, Principal at GTL Coaching and Consulting
  • Session 3 = Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't by Jim Collins
    • Facilitator - Alice Koehn Benson, Executive Vice President at Coulter Partners

Date and Time:  
Thursday, September 26, 2013 (14th Floor, Charles Room)
Thursday, November 21, 2013 (11th Floor, Singapore Room)
Thursday, January 16, 2014 (14th Floor, Charles Room)
Thursday, March 20, 2014 (14th Floor, Charles Room)
Thursday, May 15, 2014 (14th Floor, Charles Room)
Thursday, July 17, 2014 (14th Floor, Charles Room)

6:30 - 9:00 PM 


Cambridge Innovation Center, One Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142

Members: $75; Book Club and Annual Membership: $160

A light dinner will be served each meeting.

Registration is no longer available for this event as it has reach capacity.  Based on the interest, we may start another similar book club in the winter.  Please email [email protected] if you are interested in participating and would like information on a future book club.

To Register

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