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2022-2023 Annual Theme: Strong Women, Strong Science, Strong World

In a world that has been shaken, paused, and isolated over the past two years, WEST’s annual theme of “Strong Women, Strong Science, Strong World,” is a tribute to the inspirational people, stories, and accomplishments that have inspired and sustained us during these challenging times. We look to the strong voices of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields to foster a thriving global STEM community. We also applaud the support of our allies in this community whose voices rise above conflict to strengthen the shaken communities around the world. We want to shine a light on the development, engineering, and production of medications, vaccines, and technologies that have allowed our world to emerge from a global pandemic. WEST is here to amplify women’s voices, encourage, inspire, and connect them to harness their power and foster a thriving global STEM community that will strengthen the world we live in.

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Dec6

Career Possibilities and Speed Networking - Facilities
December 6, 2022, 6:00-7:30 PM ET 

In the world of business, careers are no longer linear or predictable. What was once a clearly sign-posted path as you progressed through milestones, a career road map is now circuitous presenting new challenges and opportunities at every bend. Life-long careers in one sector or one company are becoming a rarity as new technologies and shifting social norms disrupt traditional careers. Both employers and employees are seeking more diversity of experience, lifestyle flexibility and alternative paths.

This panel is designed to help you think about your career path and the different options that are open to you. The panel will have an informational interview type feel with panelists sharing their career paths, a look at what their job entails, transferrable skills for those looking to make a change, tips for uncovering opportunities, advice for others, and how to make brave leaps. This panel will be lead by moderator Jen Reilly, President & COO at Safety Partners, Inc.

Panelists Include: 
- Lindsey DeVaux, Seismic
- Ramya Raghunathan, Safety Partners
- Lyndsey Rissen, Lab Central
- Ian Rosenblum, Agios

LocationZoom

Cost: Free

Thanks to our series sponsor:

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Dec07

Holiday Cocktail Party & WoW Networking
December 7, 2022, 5:30-7:30 PM ET 

WEST and Cooley invite you to a Holiday Cocktail Party for an evening of networking and festive food and drinks. Please join us to celebrate the holidays, connect with members, exchange ideas, learn about job openings and more. This event is free for members thanks to Cooley’s generous sponsorship.

LocationCooley, 500 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

CostMembers: $0; Non-Members: $15

Thanks to Our Sponsor:

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Dec14

Transforming Limiting Beliefs Into Empowering Discomfort
December 14, 2022, 12:00-1:15 PM ET 

By the age of seven, our belief system is formed. As adults, we are often unaware of how these childhood beliefs influence our behaviors and decisions. To reshape beliefs that no longer serve us, limit us, we must act and seek out new experiences and embrace empowering discomfort. 

By the end of the session, you will understand how to: 

  • get comfortable with being uncomfortable so you can smash through self-limiting beliefs and ignite empowering ones. 
  • spark your discovery of what to continue, start, and stop doing. 
  • surround yourself with game-changing people who really listen to you and get excited by untested ideas. 
LocationZoom

CostMembers: $5; Non-Members: $15

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jan18

WoW - WEST on Wednesdays Networking
January 18, 2023, 5:30-7:30 PM ET

Ready to get back to in-person networking? Join us for appetizers, drinks, and some fun networking with your fellow STEM professionals. 

Location: 730 Tavern, Kitchen, & Patio, 730 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

CostMembers: $0; Non-Members: $10

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Feb16

Career Possibilities and Speed Networking - Communications
February 16, 2023, 6:00-7:30 PM ET 

In the world of business, careers are no longer linear or predictable. What was once a clearly sign-posted path as you progressed through milestones, a career road map is now circuitous presenting new challenges and opportunities at every bend. Life-long careers in one sector or one company are becoming a rarity as new technologies and shifting social norms disrupt traditional careers. Both employers and employees are seeking more diversity of experience, lifestyle flexibility and alternative paths.

This panel is designed to help you think about your career path and the different options that are open to you. The panel will have an informational interview type feel with panelists sharing their career paths, a look at what their job entails, transferrable skills for those looking to make a change, tips for uncovering opportunities, advice for others, and how to make brave leaps. 

LocationZoom

Cost: Free

Thanks to our series sponsor!

Register

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