Thriving through career transitions

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Are you facing a career transition or considering your next career move? Are you in a role that is no longer a good fit for you? Are you feeling stagnant in a role with no clear path for growth, but afraid to take the leap? Are you challenged by how best to present yourself in virtual interviews? Or, have you just been laid off, and worried about how to begin a new job hunt in the current remote work environment?

You are not alone.

All of us, at some point in our careers, have faced and will face job and even career changes. Sometimes these changes are voluntary and opportunistic transitions; at other times these changes may be forced upon you unexpectedly. Each of these changes should be viewed as integral to your career journey. The challenge is how to make sense of these changes and to view them in the larger context of growth and personal development.

In this 90-minute Zoom workshop, you will hear stories of women who have successfully navigated through major transitions in their careers. You will have the opportunity to ask questions of these women to help you through your own transition. You will also have the chance—in breakout rooms—to speak with representatives of companies who are hiring. If you are not looking for a job, you can move to breakout rooms where you can discuss other transition-related topics.

If your team is hiring, this is the event for you too. You will be able to meet with members of the WEST community who are looking for new career opportunities.

Date and Time: 
February 22, 2021
6:00 – 7:35 PM EST


6:00-6:05pm: Welcome
6:05-6:15pm: Structured Networking
6:15-6:35pm: Keynotes
6:35-7:00pm: Transition topic breakout rooms (2 rotations)
(preparing for transition, cultural fit, getting unstuck, parent break, in transition, hiring
challenges for those recruiting)
7:00-7:30pm: Informational interviews about the job openings and company w/ companies hiring
in small group breakouts (3 rotations)
(Companies include Addgene, Allena Pharmaceuticals, Codiak BioSciences, Evotec,
Flagship Pioneering/FL78, Gingko Bioworks, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals,
KSQ Therapeutics, LogicBio, LifeMine Therapeutics, Takeda, Women Accelerators)
7:30-7:35pm: Closing


Members: $0; Non-Members: $5, Companies Hosting a Hiring Breakout Room: $0

*The price of this event is being offset by the WEST Board to encourage attendance for this important topic.

Given our mission is to promote women’s development in STEM we would like to offer a free spot in our workshops to those in transition between jobs or who cannot afford the ticket price. Please contact [email protected] if you qualify.

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