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Balancing the Balance

Posted by WEST Board Member on Mar 19, 2018 10:00:00 AM
As a new mom of two and taking on a brand new role at my company, I've been asking myself these questions a lot. There are days when I feel like I've figured out a great balance, followed by others that are a complete and utter disaster where I'm dropping the ball on both work and life. Often times work and life are considered polarities, you choose or the other, but not both. 
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Topics: Events, Women, Community, Upcoming Events, Career, Networking, Women in STEM, Cambridge, STEM, Polarities, Balance, Work Life Balance

Coaching Circles - Connect and grow through meaningful conversations

Posted by Peng Meng Kou on Feb 28, 2018 9:35:00 AM

It is almost March, are you keeping up with your New Year's resolutions? Are you stressed at work and don't have enough free time?  Perhaps you are on track with your goals but are hoping to find better ways to advance your career?  You may just want to break out of your own circle and expand your personal and professional network.  Have you considered working with a professional coach to accelerate your growth?

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Topics: Events, Women, Community, Upcoming Events, Career, Networking, Women in STEM, Cambridge, STEM, Insight, Confidence, Coaching, Change, Communication, Relationships, Influence, Conflict Resolution, Personal Branding, Strengths, Values, Support, Work Life Balance

unConference: The Economics of Being Female

Posted by Jaime Luna on Oct 23, 2017 9:30:00 AM
Imagine going to a conference designed completely to meet your needs. That’s what an unConference is. This unConference will feature keynote speakers to get you thinking  about the economics of being female and how looking at the challenge from an economic view can positively impact your career. I n true unConference fashion, it has no agenda until the participants create it. You will decide what topics will be discussed by pitching solutions to the crowd for further discussions in breakout groups. You will share ideas, problem solve, hear multiple perspectives, and challenge the status quo with creative solutions. There is great diversity and experience in the Boston area and this is wonderful opportunity for you to share expertise and exchange innovative ideas in a supportive environment. This is self-directed learning at its best. The content is relevant and exciting because the agenda is created for you, and by you, in the moment.
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Topics: Events, Women, Community, Upcoming Events, Discussion, unConference, Boston, Career, Change, Economics, Equal Pay, Female, Financial, Gender Balance, Gender Balance, STEM, Interactive, Life, Networking, Women in STEM, Work Life Balance

Career, Life, You

Posted by WEST Board Member on Aug 21, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Your career needs to be managed strategically and proactively - it does not just happen. Even though good luck, the right network and wicked smarts help, YOU are the only one who can set the direction. WEST’s programming theme this year has been specifically designed to help women in science and technology think about your career advancement strategically and develop your own plan for execution.

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Topics: Events, Women, Leadership, Science, Tech, Cambridge, Community, Networking, Career, Life, You, Annual Theme, Work Life Balance

Come Lunch, Laugh, and Bust the Bad Moms Myth

Posted by WEST Board Member on Mar 24, 2017 11:33:38 AM

Wishing you could handle the work-life balance with this much finesse?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ojvk-4IcOE

Wearing yourself out with perfect execution of your job and both the second (often simultaneous) shift at home?  Wearing yourself out even trying?  Feeling like you can't succeed in your career and be a "good mom and partner"?  

Come join us at lunch time (you have to take time to eat anyway!) to learn some tips and tricks for your work-life balance and hear and share some good stories while doing it!  You will walk away with at least 1 idea you can implement immediately.

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Topics: Events, Work Life Balance, Mom, Inspire, Women, Career

Success with Ease and Prosperity – Take Ownership and Make it Yours

Posted by WEST Board Member on Mar 2, 2017 8:30:00 AM

We are all pulled in many different, often conflicting directions, both professionally and personally and feel the obligation to perform to relentless standards as judged by others. This can leave us feeling frustrated, exhausted and even inadequate. This can lead us to underperform as we continuously strive to over perform.

International Women’s Day is an important time to reflect on the impact these demands are making on the different and important facets of our lives. A moment to examine our own priorities and criteria that define our success and bring us happiness. Come and celebrate the day by joining our workshop on March 8 lead by Debra Woog. Debra will share her formula for articulating your own unique definition of success bringing more prosperity, ease and joy into your busy, multifaceted lives.

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Topics: Events, Success, Career, Work Life Balance, Communication

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