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. Meeting over four sessions helps 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 book will be selected based on the group's discussions and interests as the book club meets.
  • Session 1 = The Forgotten Half of Change by Luc De Brabandere
    • Facilitator - Irena Melnikova
  • Session 2 = Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
    • Facilitator - Sandra Glucksmann, COO of Editas Medicine and WEST Board Chair
  • Session 3 = 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 4 = Book will be selected by the participants
    • Facilitator - Cynthia Gilbert, Founder and Patent Attorney at Hyperion Law, LLC

Date and Time:  
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

6:30 - 8:30 PM 


Dassault Systèmes, 175 Wyman Street, Water Building, Waltham, MA 02451



We appreciate Dassault Systèmes donating the use of their event space.


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

A light dinner will be served at each meeting.
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