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 the four sessions 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. 
  • Session 1 = Being Strategic: Plan for Success; Out-think Your Competitors; Stay Ahead of Change by Erika Andersen
    • Facilitator - Lori Glover, J.D., Managing Director at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Session 2 = Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
    • Facilitator - Cynthia Gilbert, Esq., Patent Attorney at Hyperion Law, LLC
  • Session 3 = Stop Playing Safe: Rethink Risk. Unlock the Power of Courage. Achieve Outstanding Success by Margie Warrell
    • Facilitator - Amanda Thomas Wagner, Senior Director at Concert Pharmaceuticals
  • Session 4 = Feel the Fear... and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers
    • Facilitator - Tammy Heesakker, Senior Business Strategy & Licensing Partner at Partners HealthCare/MGH

Date and Time:  
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Thursday, March 19, 2015

6:30 - 8:30 PM 


Cambridge Innovation Center, One Broadway, 14th Floor, Charles Room, Cambridge, MA 02142

Members: $50; Book Club and Annual Membership: $135

A light dinner will be served each meeting.

To Register




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