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2019-2020 Annual Theme: Be Fearless, Be Brave

Be Fearless! Be Brave! WEST's 2019-2020 annual theme empowers you to own and advance your career with confidence and professionalism. To enable this, WEST is committed to creating learning opportunities through a multitude of panel discussions, workshops and more, as well as by facilitating networking with fearless and bold leaders in STEM. WEST's events are designed to encourage you to take charge and be brave as you embrace change, expand and leverage your network, set challenging goals, and advocate for yourself.

DEC 12

Holiday Cocktail Party and Networking - SOLD OUT
December 12, 2019, 6:00 - 8:30 PM 

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
Cost: $0 for members; $10 for non-members

Register  Add to Calendar 12/12/2019 06:00 PM 12/12/2019 8:00 PM America/New_York Holiday Cocktail Party 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 to members thanks to the generous sponsorship of Cooley. Cooley, 500 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

Jan 23

Using Self-Promotion Strategies to Raise Your Visibility, Increase Your Influence and Advance Your Career
January 23, 2020, 12:00 - 1:00 PM 

Many women are reluctant to actively promote their value because it feels self-serving or inauthentic. Rather than promote themselves, they prefer to believe that their work will speak for itself. Unfortunately, without the confidence and commitment to share your value with others, you may lose out on important opportunities to raise your visibility, make a bigger impact and advance within your organization.

In this webinar led by Kim Meninger, you’ll learn:

  • What it means (and does not mean) to engage in strategic self-promotion
  • Why self-promotion is challenging for so many women
  • Key benefits to yourself and others when you actively promote your value
  • Practical, actionable strategies to help you authentically promote your value across your organization

LocationZoom
Cost: $10 for members, $20 for non-members

Register  Add to Calendar 01/23/2020 12:00 PM 01/23/2020 1:00 PM America/New_York Self-Promotion Webinar Many women are reluctant to actively promote their value because it feels self-serving or inauthentic. Rather than promote themselves, they prefer to believe that their work will speak for itself. Unfortunately, without the confidence and commitment to share your value with others, you may lose out on important opportunities to raise your visibility, make a bigger impact and advance within your organization. Zoom

MAr 3

Giving and Receiving Feedback
March 3, 2020, 6:00 - 8:30 PM 

Almost everyone struggles with giving and receiving feedback. Yet everyone struggles for different reasons: 

  • For some people, resistance to receiving feedback is tied to a fear of being judged, making mistakes, or failing. 
  • For others, offering feedback is associated with criticism. 
  • There are also cultural differences that impact how comfortable you are in giving or receiving feedback. 
  • Maybe for you, it’s simply that you haven’t learned the skills to make the process less stressful. 

All of this means that learning how to give meaningful feedback, is not one-size-fits-all. 

We’ll explore ways you can become more comfortable giving and asking for feedback. You’ll learn several simple, yet powerful, techniques to take the sting and awkwardness out of the feedback conversation. You’ll discover how to ask for and receive feedback in a way that feels natural to you. 

For managers, you’ll learn questions you can ask your team, to help YOU become a better manager. For all participants, you’ll learn ways to offer feedback to your peers, and even your boss!

Participants will learn 4 basic steps to giving meaningful feedback in a way that feels safe for both the giver and receiver. You'll be able to apply these steps immediately, in your personal life, and in your career.

LocationGinkgo Bioworks, 27 Drydock Avenue, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02210
Cost: $15 for members; $40 for non-members

Register  Add to Calendar 03/03/2020 06:00 PM 03/03/2019 8:30 PM America/New_York Giving and Receiving Feedback Almost everyone struggles with giving and receiving feedback. Yet everyone struggles for different reasons: For some people, resistance to receiving feedback is tied to a fear of being judged, making mistakes, or failing. For others, offering feedback is associated with criticism. There are also cultural differences that impact how comfortable you are in giving or receiving feedback. Maybe for you, it’s simply that you haven’t learned the skills to make the process less stressful. All of this means that learning how to give meaningful feedback, is not one-size-fits-all. We’ll explore ways you can become more comfortable giving and asking for feedback. You’ll learn several simple, yet powerful, techniques to take the sting and awkwardness out of the feedback conversation. You’ll discover how to ask for and receive feedback in a way that feels natural to you. For managers, you’ll learn questions you can ask your team, to help YOU become a better manager. For all participants, you’ll learn ways to offer feedback to your peers, and even your boss! Participants will learn 4 basic steps to giving meaningful feedback in a way that feels safe for both the giver and receiver. You'll be able to apply these steps immediately, in your personal life, and in your career. Ginkgo Bioworks, 27 Drydock Avenue, 8th floor, Boston, MA 02210

Apr 2

Save the Date: Annual Awards Night
April 2, 2020, 6:00 - 8:30 PM 

To Learn more about any workshop leaders listed, please visit http://www.westorg.org/content-experts-and-workshop-leaders