MASS AWIS Leadership Position Openings

Interested in serving on the MASS AWIS Board in 2015?

The MASS AWIS Board of Directors is asking members who are interested in a leadership position to submit an application describing their interests and experience.

The following positions are open:

  • Events East (2 chairs) – 2 OPENINGS
  • Membership (2 chairs) – 2 OPENINGS
  • Mentoring (2 chairs) – 1 OPENING
  • Sponsorship (2 chairs) – 1 OPENING

To learn more about the leadership position descriptions, go to

To apply, download the application here and submit the application to MASS AWIS Administrator, Maria Bartolini, at by October 1, 2014.

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Alternative Careers in STEM: Tuesday, Sept. 23rd 2014

Exploring career possibilities in the STEM disciplines

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: Kinnicutt Hall, Salisbury laboratories, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA 

Julie Bates
(Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Associate Director, Career Development and Research Office,
UMass Medical School)

Dmitry Berenson
(Ph.D. in Robotics Engineering, Assistant Professor,
Computer Science Department and Robotics Engineering Program, WPI)

Lesley A. Mathews Griner
(PhD in Molecular&Cellular Biology, Investigator II, Oncology Molecular Pharmacology
and Biological Chemistry, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Inc.)

Ian Greene
(M.S. in Biology, Director Cloud Solutions Engineering, Genesys)

Kristin Rider
(M.S. in Biology, Account Executive, Sales & Business Development, Blue Sky Biotech, Inc.)

Jordyn Rombola
( Electrical and Computer Engineering, Product Engineer, Analog Devices)

To Register Visit:

  • MASS AWIS and WECE members $5
  • WPI students $10
  • Non-member/Non-WPI Student $15

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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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