MASS AWIS 10th Anniversary Celebration


Join us for a festive luncheon to commemorate this milestone of

For a decade, MASS AWIS has been providing support, career development and mentorship to many extraordinary women in the STEM fields in Massachusetts. A key event in our chapter's history — a book club on the book Every Other Thursday — sparked the beginning of the ever-growing MASS AWIS Mentoring Circles Program. Our successful mentoring program has made a profound impact on the lives of our members. Thus, we are truly honored to have the author of the book, Dr. Ellen Daniell, as the keynote speaker at our 10th Anniversary Celebratory Luncheon. The program of the event will also include a video introduction from Massachusetts Senator, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and an Excellence in Mentoring Award presentation to Career Strategist, Sarah Cardozo Duncan.

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Free MASS AWIS Social Mixer


MASS AWIS invites you to attend a social mixer at the Asgard Irish Pub and Restaurant, Cambridge. Come along and network, be inspired by and create lasting relationships with your fellow female STEM professionals in an informal setting.

Location: Asgard Irish Pub and Restaurant (Bar Area – look for ladies with MASS AWIS business cards)
350 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
(Nearest T stop Central Square)
Date: 09/02/2014
Time: 6:00 ‐ 9:00 pm
RSVP: Not required (but feel free to RSVP to and I will send you my cell number to locate us)
Cost: Cash

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12 Tricks Confident People Use to Overcome the Impostor Syndrome: Tuesday, Sept. 30th


Defeat career complacency and trade self-doubt for success in the STEM industry. Realize your full potential!

Dr. Isaiah Hankel, Ph.D. has unlocked the mysteries of the mind and developed 12 key strategies that will enable you to beat Impostor Syndrome and achieve your greatest professional aspirations.

This seminar teaches you to:

  • Take control of your life, career and success
  • Discover the power of internal validation
  • Break any cycles of self-sabotage
  • Conquer anxiety, poor performance, and low self-esteem
  • Utilize "the art of pretending" as a tool for personal advancement
  •  Maximize your personal and professional potential
  •  Understand how, by allowing yourself to succeed, you allow others to succeed

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Moving Outside of Academia: Finding Your Purpose and Achieving Your Goals, Wednesday, Nov. 12th 2014 – Save the Date

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Location: TBD

This highly interactive, nuts-and-bolts workshop focuses on the skills and steps to identify your transferable skill sets and match those to exciting non-academic positions. It is designed to give pre-and post-doctoral students and scientists the tools, techniques, strategy and confidence to find their own myriad and meaningful career opportunities outside of academia.

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1st Annual Women Leaders in Pharma & Biotech Dinner Series


We invite you to join your pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device colleagues and peers from Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Genzyme, Valeritas and more on the RSVP list for IIR’s Inaugural Women’s Leader in Pharma & Biotech Dinner. On October 20th from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm in Boston, MA, leaders hailing from diverse backgrounds will unite to discuss practices and initiatives that can be executed individually and collaboratively to generate breakthrough leadership strategies.

Register here and use code XP1916AWIS for special discount (15%) to MASS AWIS members.

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BioProcess International Conference & Exhibition


October 20-23, 2014
Hynes Convention Center
Boston, MA

IBC Life Sciences’ BioProcess International Conference & Exhibition, the industry’s #1 BioProcessing event, is taking place October 20-23, 2014 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA. Find new ideas and make new contacts to help you meet the demands of diverse product portfolios in an evolving biomanufacturing landscape. Download a copy of the brochure today to see what this year’s event has to offer:

Special Discount for MASS AWIS group members: In working with IBC, we have negotiated an exclusive savings for our members to join the exhibition with a free one-day exhibit hall & keynote pass for qualified professionals with priority code BP14MAWIS. For complete pass information and qualification criteria visit:
New Registrations also save 20% off the standard rates with BP14MAWIS

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Novartis Recruiting – Cell and Gene Therapy Unit

Novartis significantly invests resources to support research and development activities.  We are aggressively investing in the development of novel cell and gene therapies, and are striving to be a leader in the field.  We are rapidly building our internal capabilities to advance these innovative approaches to address the needs of patients.

 We are working to improve gene transfer vector production platforms and cell product manufacturing capabilities using advanced, industry-leading technologies in close collaboration with researcher and clinical scientist.  We have opportunities in Cambridge, MA, Morris Plains, NJ and Basel Switzerland.

We need world class talent to successfully complete this ambitious mission to bring these remarkable new cell and gene therapies to patients in need. Flyer

For more information about job opportunities in Cell and Gene Therapy, please visit
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To view an article featuring our Cell and Gene Therapy program please click the following link Forbes CART Article

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