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November 2018

Join Me for Coffee: Vice President of Editorial, Deborah Sweet

Monday, November 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Area 4 (Kendall Square), 500 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States

MASS AWIS is offering its members an exclusive opportunity to make professional connections across a variety of career paths. ‘Join Me for Coffee’ gives a chance to meet with a STEM professional for 1 hour at a coffee shop or café. Participants will not only learn about that person’s career but also establish a new professional connection. These events are a great opportunity for participants to practice networking in an intimate setting, a skill that helps open doors to meaningful careers in STEM. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

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Learning to Lead in Science: Styles, Trajectories, and Endpoints

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Picower Institute (MIT Building 46, Room 3310), 43 Vassar St
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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MASS AWIS is planning to launch a new Leadership Program for MASS AWIS members with primary goal of enhancing leadership skills and professional presence that is necessary to succeed as leaders. Join us for the Leadership Program Kickoff event to discuss leadership styles, trajectories and endpoints.

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Presentation Skills for Brainiacs

Thursday, November 29, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Harvard Medical School (Building C, Cannon Room), 240 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115 United States

Have you ever presented to people outside of your field and found that they just don’t “get it”? Failed to inspire an audience with your research when you think the science is simply obvious? How can you get more people excited about your work? For STEM professionals, it can be overwhelming to communicate complex ideas to non-STEM and even other scientific audiences. But fear not, we have a solution!

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December 2018

Winter Holiday Social

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Meadhall, 4 Cambridge Center
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States

You are invited to join us for a fun-filled evening complete with food, drinks, and games! Meet and connect with our AWIS members; AWIS Board members; Mentoring Circle Mentors, Mentees, and their guests!

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Join Me for Coffee: CEO, Dr. Kathryn Crawford

Thursday, December 13, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Andala Café, 286 Franklin St
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States

MASS AWIS is offering its members an exclusive opportunity to make professional connections across a variety of career paths. ‘Join Me for Coffee’ gives a chance to meet with a STEM professional for 1 hour at a coffee shop or café. Participants will not only learn about that person’s career but also establish a new professional connection. These events are a great opportunity for participants to practice networking in an intimate setting, a skill that helps open doors to meaningful careers in STEM. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

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February 2019

Join Me for Coffee: President & CEO, Aoife Brennan

Wednesday, February 6 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Synlogic, Inc. (Suite 402), 301 Binney St.
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States

MASS AWIS is offering its members an exclusive opportunity to make professional connections across a variety of career paths. ‘Join Me for Coffee’ gives a chance to meet with a STEM professional for 1 hour at a coffee shop or café. Participants will not only learn about that person’s career but also establish a new professional connection. These events are a great opportunity for participants to practice networking in an intimate setting, a skill that helps open doors to meaningful careers in STEM. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

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Nailing Your Elevator Pitch!

Wednesday, February 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tufts University (Sackler 216A), 145 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02111 United States

Have you ever struggled to introduce yourself in a clear, concise, and engaging manner at a networking event ? Want to learn how you adjust your pitch to different audiences? Yes? Then come join us for an interactive workshop where Dr. Daniel Jay will share tips and tricks to help you craft and deliver the perfect elevator pitch! A portion of the workshop will even be dedicated to the practice of participants’ own pitch.

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March 2019

Is a Start-up Right for You?

Tuesday, March 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Massachusetts Biotechnology Council, 8th Floor, 300 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States

Join us in speaking with CEOs and employees of local start-ups and larger companies to hear how they came to their decision of joining or not joining the start-up world in different phases of their lives. Our panelists have experience working for or founding a start-up as well as have experience working for larger corporations. They will discuss the factors considered while making their career path transitions in and out of start-ups: company stage, culture, team organization, technologies, and personal preferences. In turn, you will learn what signs to look for when assessing whether or not to make the start-up move!

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April 2019

Join Me for Coffee: Co-Founder & CEO, Lauren Celano

Monday, April 8 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Clover (KND), 5 Cambridge Center
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States

MASS AWIS is offering its members an exclusive opportunity to make professional connections across a variety of career paths. ‘Join Me for Coffee’ gives a chance to meet with a STEM professional for 1 hour at a coffee shop or café. Participants will not only learn about that person’s career but also establish a new professional connection. These events are a great opportunity for participants to practice networking in an intimate setting, a skill that helps open doors to meaningful careers in STEM. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

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Speed Networking with STEM Professionals

Friday, April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Picower Institute (MIT building 46, 3rd Floor Atrium), 43 Vassar St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States

It’s that time of year again! At the Association for Women in Science (AWIS), we are hosting our flagship Speed Networking event. It is a unique opportunity to connect with professionals from various backgrounds in STEM fields. During 12-minute long rounds, you will get the chance to interact with panelists and inquire about their roles, responsibilities, and companies. Catered food will be provided. Stay tuned for the release of the panelist list!

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MASS AWIS is the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association for Women in Sciences. Our mission is to support women in all scientific fields and to achieve equity and full participation for women in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. Our events and membership are open for the public regardless of their gender, professional background, or career level.