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Develop Presence to Better Connect, Inspire, and Influence Others at All Levels

Posted by WEST Board Member on Jul 27, 2018 2:32:46 PM

In today’s increasingly competitive workplace and market, it’s no longer sufficient to get by with a strong resume and cover letter. In order to succeed in your field, you must act on your strengths, diligently build connections/community, and seek recognition in order to set yourself apart.

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Topics: Events, Women, Community, Upcoming Events, Networking, Women in STEM, Connect, Cambridge, Career, Career Development, Science, Tech, Developing Your Skills, Transitions, Communication, Engage, Interactive, Resources, Biotech, Professional, You, Life, Own It, Empowerment, Presence, Inspire, Influence

It Takes a Village to Build a Career

Posted by WEST Board Member on Jul 25, 2018 2:02:24 PM

Have you ever heard the old adage, “It takes a village to raise a child?” Well it doesn’t stop there. It also takes a “village” to build a career. Your career.

There is a Chinese term, Guan Xi, which translates to “the Chinese form of networking that is built up from family, village and clan kinship. In Chinese business and life in general, the maintenance of face and cordial Guan Xi are prerequisites in ensuring that networks operate smoothly and reliably.”

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Topics: Events, Women, Community, Upcoming Events, Networking, Women in STEM, Connect, Cambridge, Career, Career Development, Science, Tech, Developing Your Skills, Transitions, Communication, Speed Networking, Engage, Career Path, Interactive, Resources, Biotech, Professional, Annual Theme, You, Life, Own It, Empowerment

The Economics of Being Female: Set Your Own Agenda

Posted by WEST Board Member on Oct 18, 2017 3:28:34 PM

We know that many women draw the short straw when it comes to money: lower wages, slower career progression, outrageous child care costs, costly clothes, ridiculous dress codes, health care, etc. We also know that many women find themselves at the end of their working careers with little financial security.

What are the underlying economic reasons for these unfair outcomes for women who are working hard to both support their families and promote their careers?

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Topics: Events, Women, Community, Upcoming Events, Discussion, Resources, Interactive, unConference, Economics, Career, Solutions, Female, Equal Pay, Change

Minding Your Mind

Posted by WEST Board Member on Oct 16, 2017 2:15:37 PM

mind·ful·ness
ˈmīn(d)f(ə)lnəs/
noun
1. the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something.
"their mindfulness of the wider cinematic tradition"
2a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.

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Topics: Events, Women, Community, Upcoming Events, Discussion, Resources, Panel, Mindfulness, Interactive, Workshop

Small Wins for Big Change

Posted by WEST Board Member on Oct 11, 2017 9:36:00 AM

Motivating your team to achieve top results can be hard when it's not clear as to how you'll get there. Teams need a framework and tools for achieving greatness, but often times teams can be skeptical of those frameworks and tools. Changing behavior for how things are done is hard. In order to create momentum with a new behavioral change, you want to find small wins with your new frameworks and tools so teams buy into them. Once the team sees a "win" with a new framework, it will be easier to get buy in moving forward and roll out for bigger initiatives on your path to success.

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Topics: Events, Women, Community, Upcoming Events, Discussion, Entrepreneurship, Financial, Resources, Business, Tech, Panel

The Financial Highs and Lows of Entrepreneurship for Women Panel Discussion

Posted by Jaime Luna on Oct 9, 2017 4:33:56 PM

WEST & Ellevate are partnering with WE-BOS to provide a FREE panel discussion where entrepreneurs will share insights into the financial successes and challenges of starting and scaling a business. 

Topics to include:

  • Preparing yourself to take the financial risk to start a business
  • Resources available to fund or support the start-up of a business
  • Resources available to grow and scale your business 
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Topics: Events, Women, Community, Upcoming Events, Discussion, Entrepreneurship, Financial, Resources, Business, Tech, Panel

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