WEST events

Upcoming Events

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2021-2022 Annual Theme: Reflect, Reimagine, and Emerge Stronger

WEST’s annual theme of “Reflect, Reimagine, and Emerge Stronger” represents
what 
we have gained and have lost over the past year. As we enter another year
of challenges and opportunities, our goal is to connect a network of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) professionals by supporting their personal growth and career development through virtual networking events and engaging workshops and discussions. For the 21st year in a row, WEST is here to empower women in the workplace to reflect on their achievements, reimagine their goals, and emerge as leaders. 

 

 

Dec08

Annual Holiday Party
December 8, 2021 3:30-5:00 PM EST 

Cooley is pleased to invite you to Virtual Bingo hosted by Charlie Hides, star of Ru Paul's Drag Race. Charlie with be hosting three rounds of bingo and there will be prizes. Prepare for a fully interactive live show with songs, jokes, silly dances, and chats along the way. Everyone attending will get a bingo card sent to them digitally to play along with and enjoy the fast-paced game. Register soon as space is limited.

Location: Zoom

CostMembers: $0; Non-Members: $10

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Dec09

Are You the Science Type? A discussion with women in science
December 9, 2021 6:15-7:30 PM EST 

WEST has put together a program for high school students, college students, and our broader WEST community. We need more people in STEM careers and want to ensure the next generation has an opportunity to connect with and hear from local STEM professionals. During our time together, we will watch short video clips, discuss in breakout rooms, and hear from panelists. Join us to hear from women in science and get good advice from accomplished role models.

Location: Zoom

Cost$0, Sponsored by the WEST Board

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Dec15

Get on Board: Inside the Board of Directors
December 15, 2021 12:00-1:00 PM EST 

If you would like to serve on a board, are already on a board, or work with a board, join us for Get on Board! The panelists are directors of both for-profit and nonprofit organization boards, and will address issues relating to service as directors, including the combinations of skills and experiences that boards are seeking, how to best position yourself for nonprofit or for-profit board candidacy, resources available to help you identify and take advantage of both paid and volunteer board opportunities, what it’s like to serve as a director on a board, and issues particular to women on boards.

Location: Zoom

CostMembers: $0; Non-Members: $10

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Jan19

Career Possibilities Panel: R&D Discovery
January 19, 2022 6:15-7:45 PM EST 

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.

Location: Zoom

CostMembers, Students, Postdocs: $5; Non-Members: $15

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Jan27

Healthcare Investments & Exits: 2021 Year-in-Review
January 27, 2022 6:15-7:15 PM EST 

Join this “Rockstar” event to hear Katherine Andersen, Head of Life Science & Healthcare, and Laura Scott, Head of Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Life Science, present SVB’s 2021 year-in-review around key investment and exit trends for the Healthcare industry. They will also spend some time on providing some guidance around professional opportunities in banking and will leave time for audience Q&A at the end. Registration is for WEST MEMBERS ONLY and will be limited to a maximum of 25 participants to ensure an intimate experience. 

Location: Zoom

CostMembers: $5

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Feb08

Be a Better Ally
February 8, 2022 6:15-7:15 PM EST 

As we continue to prioritize diversity and inclusion in the workplace, the term allyship is tossed around a lot. But what does it actually mean (and not mean) to be an ally? Many well-intentioned professionals would like to be allies but they’re not sure how. They have concerns about overstepping or misreading situational cues. Or, they feel uncomfortable having conversations about what support looks like to others. 
 
Regardless of your background, role or level, you can be an ally. In this interactive discussion, you’ll learn how with speaker Kim Meninger. We will:

  • Debunk some of the myths around allyship
  • Explore common challenging scenarios in breakout sessions and strategize how to show up as an ally in each one
  • Discuss key strategies and action steps to serve as allies to others.
Location: Zoom

CostMembers: $5; Non-Members: $15

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Feb10

Rockstar Breakfast
February 10, 2022 12:00-1:00 PM EST 

Are you looking for an opportunity to network with local senior leaders? If so, this is THE event for you. Join Laura Sepp-Lorenzino, Chief Scientific Officer at Intellia Therapeutics and Shelia Violette, Co-founder, Chief Scientific Officer, and President of Research Q32 Bio for an engaging conversation. Registration is for WEST MEMBERS ONLY and will be limited to a maximum of 25 participants to ensure an intimate experience. 

Location: Zoom

CostMembers: $5

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Feb16

Career Possibilities Panel: R&D Clinical, Regulatory, Patient Outcomes
February 16, 2022 6:15-7:45 PM EST 

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.

Location: Zoom

CostMembers, Students, Postdocs: $5; Non-Members: $15

Register

Mar16

Career Possibilities Panel: Commercial, Medical Affairs, Market Access
March 16, 2022 6:15-7:45 PM EST 

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.

Location: Zoom

CostMembers, Students, Postdocs: $5; Non-Members: $15

Register

Apr13

Career Possibilities Panel: Portfolio Strategy, Business Development, Tech Transfer
April 13, 2022 6:15-7:45 PM EST 

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.

Location: Zoom

CostMembers, Students, Postdocs: $5; Non-Members: $15

Register

May18

Career Possibilities Panel: Digital Health, Data Sciences
May 18, 2022 6:15-7:45 PM EST 

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.

Location: Zoom

CostMembers, Students, Postdocs: $5; Non-Members: $15

Register

Jun15

Career Possibilities Panel: Finance, Investment & Commercial Banking, VC
June 15, 2022 6:15-7:45 PM EST 

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.

Location: Zoom

CostMembers, Students, Postdocs: $5; Non-Members: $15

Register

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