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Lessons Learned from April-June 2019 WEST Events

Posted by Jaime Luna on Jun 28, 2019 8:34:00 AM

Learn more about past events listed below

5/15: Finding your Voice Among all the Chatter
6/12: How to Inspire, Advocate and Grow During Change
6/20: Building Your Company Culture and Developing Your People

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Topics: Events, Best Practices, STEM, Women, Boston, Tech, Science, Career, Communication, Community, Panel, Cambridge, Network, Women in STEM, Workshop, Networking, Innovation, Biotech, Discussion, Interactive, Change, Lessons Learned, Connect, Management, Developing Your Skills, Leaders, Own It, Advocate, Diversity, #WESTevent, Change Management, #WESTorg, Organizational Culture, Corporate Culture

5 simple ways to help shape your company's culture now

Posted by Diana Anderson on Jun 6, 2019 1:57:27 PM

Corporate culture is the flavor of your professional ice cream. 

We all order from the same counter, but we each create a unique taste from the shared experience. Who doesn't have strong feelings about pistachio versus rocky road? Samsung versus Apple? Even if we do combine them all in a gummy bear-topped cheat day indulgence.  

Before you started at your current role, you investigated the company culture. Regardless of your role or your intentions, upon arrival, your primary task was acclimating. First you learned the why’s and how’s. You had to accept the existing culture while you got your bearings. But you’re not a newbie anymore. It's time for the next step. 

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Topics: Best Practices, Panel, Cambridge, Culture, Women in STEM, Networking, Upcoming Events, Discussion, Influence, Making a Difference, Self-Awareness, Impact, Own It, Inclusion, Diversity, #WESTevent, #WESTorg, Organizational Culture, Corporate Culture

Best Practices for Hiring, Developing, and Retaining Women Leaders in High Tech

Posted by WEST Volunteer on Oct 12, 2015 12:00:00 PM

With an impressive panel comprised of Scott Berkley, North America Managing Director and CEO of Simulia at Dassault Systemes, Paula C. Beauregard, Co-Founder, President and CEO at Edge Velocity, and Kate Hoepfner-Karle, VP of Talent and Organization Development at Medtronics, WEST kicked off its 2015-2016 annual programming on Best Practices for Hiring, Developing, and Retaining Women Leaders in High Tech on Sep 28, 2015.  Hosted by Dassault Systemes in Waltham, MA, and sponsored by Biogen, the event was attended by over 50 men and women professionals from across MA, RI, and NH.

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Topics: Events, Best Practices, Leadership, Women, Tech

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