About WEST


Mission Statement

WEST is a learning community that provides women in the enterprise of science and technology with the inspiration, knowledge, and connections to reach their full potential.


About WEST

Launched in 2000, WEST provides a powerful forum for women to network and share information about career advancement and skill development. WEST leadership provides a supportive environment for mid-career women in these vital sectors, allowing them a unique opportunity to acquire the skills necessary to become leaders in their fields.

Members can leverage a broad array of workshops and panels that include advice regarding career advancement, alternate career options, professional skill building, and exposure to entrepreneurial thinking. Our programs are designed to enhance skills, develop professional relationships, and provide inspiration, empowering women to achieve their full leadership potential. 

WEST encourages women to develop entrepreneurial management thinking, educated risk taking, creative problem solving, and inspirational, supportive leadership for their teams/organizations/businesses. Members work at biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and IT companies as well as in organizations that support and collaborate with these industries such as professional service firms, financial institutions, and non-profit groups. WEST welcomes men as members, attendees and/or speakers at programs and events. Women and men in science and technology are professional colleagues so it is important for WEST to welcome all. As WEST continues to thrive, providing ever-increasing value in today’s highly connected world, we hope you will consider becoming part of our community. Please join us today.