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 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 books based on member suggestions. 
  • May 18 = The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life by Chris Guillebeau
    • Facilitator - Ivona Kelley, Director, Sales, Molecular & Precision Medicine Business Unit at SeraCare Life Sciences
  • July 20 = Getting Past No: Negotiating in Difficult Situations by William Ury
    • Facilitator - MinJung Yoon, MPH, Manager, Biostatistics at Baxalta
  • September 21 = Dealing with People You Can't Stand, Revised and Expanded Third Edition: How to Bring Out the Best in People at their Worst by Rick Kirschner, Rick Brinkman
    • Facilitator - Akshata Gujar, Scientist at Novartis
  • November 16 = The Steve Jobs Way: iLeadership for a New Generation by Jay Elliot
    • Facilitator - Maggie Duffy, Associate Director, Global Program Management, Drug Development Management and Portfolio Group at Takeda Pharmaceutical International Co.

6:30 - 8:30 PM 


The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, 415 Main Street, 1st Floor, Olympus 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.