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Breaking Through the Mirrored Door: Uncovering the Hidden Barriers to Your Career Advancement

Posted by Courtney Cyron on Jul 8, 2024 4:47:52 PM

We’ve all heard of the glass ceiling, but there’s an even deeper barrier that needs to be discussed. This hidden barrier, as Ellen Connelly Taaffe refers to it in her book, The Mirrored Door: Break Through the Hidden Barrier That Locks Successful Women in Place, is constructed from the well-intentioned norms that are ingrained in women’s minds and holding them back more than they realize.

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Topics: Mentoring, Coaching, Mindfulness, Author Chat, Confidence, Book Club, Self-Reflection, #WESTevent, Purpose, Identity, STEM Women

Start Your Summer With a Great Read!

Posted by Courtney Cyron on Jun 21, 2023 9:35:45 PM

For many summer is a great time to start a great new book. From poolside summer reads, to midflight professional development, there's a summer read out there for everyone. If you're anything like me, you'll find yourself standing in a bookstore somewhere fully intent on picking out a great book to take on your next trip and wind up either not knowing what you want to read and spending an hour perusing books only to leave empty handed hoping to read reviews on Google later, or you'll leave with 4 or more books debating which to start first. 

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Topics: Board of Directors, Book Club, Career Development, Holiday, Summer Reads, Grit

20 Years, 20 Stories Total

Posted by Jaime Luna on Nov 2, 2020 12:30:00 PM

Celebrating WEST's 20th Anniversary with 20 stories of impact.

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Topics: Events, STEM, Women, Transitions, Career, Awards, Community, Giving Back, Work Life Balance, Resilience, Entrepreneurship, Network, Giving, Job, negotiation, Leader, Women in STEM, Workshop, Networking, Upcoming Events, Professional, Connect, Balance, Inspiration, Role Models, Delegation, Developing Your Skills, Volunteer, Board of Directors, Confidence, Leaders, Book Club, Impact, Career Development, New Opportunities, Mentor, Inclusion, #WESTevent, #WESTorg, 20th Anniversary, Grow

20 Years, 20 Stories - Week 3

Posted by Jaime Luna on Sep 25, 2020 2:56:59 PM

Celebrating WEST's 20th Anniversary with 20 stories of impact. This week's stories are from Chesley Chen, Maria Lalioti, Joseph Lehar, Anna Li, Enith Morillo, Makeda M, Liz O'Day, and Elizabeth Wu.

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Topics: Events, Leadership, Women, Transitions, Career, Awards, Community, Giving Back, Work Life Balance, Resilience, Entrepreneurship, Network, Giving, Job, negotiation, Leader, Women in STEM, Workshop, Networking, Upcoming Events, Professional, Connect, Balance, Inspiration, Role Models, Delegation, Developing Your Skills, Volunteer, Board of Directors, Confidence, Leaders, Book Club, Impact, Career Development, New Opportunities, Mentor, Inclusion, #WESTevent, #WESTorg, 20th Anniversary, Grow

Get to know WESTorg's Board of Directors through their summer reads

Posted by Diana Anderson on May 14, 2019 3:24:30 PM

 

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Topics: Women, Science, Career, Community, Women in STEM, Networking, Biotech, Connect, Leaders, Book Club, Own It, Learn, Summer Reads

Women's Career Advancement Book Club

Posted by Jaime Luna on Apr 6, 2018 4:27:11 PM

WEST is offering a book club for WEST members focusing on women's career advancement. We will have a meeting with a new book every other month. We would like participants to commit to four sessions to create a supportive community.  

We will have a facilitator for each discussion group who will have read the book, so those who do not finish the whole book should still feel comfortable attending and joining in the conversation. We understand people get busy at certain times of the year and may not get to finish every book. 
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Topics: Events, Women, Career, Community, Cambridge, Success, Women in STEM, Networking, Upcoming Events, Discussion, Support, Leaders, Book Club

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