WEST's 10th Annual "Giving Back" Awards Ceremony

When: January 25, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Pfizer, 610 Main Street

Join us to congratulate them, be inspired, network, and support the career advancement of women in the enterprise of science and technology!
Meet the extraordinary and inspiring women and men being honored and hear the stories of how they have made a profound impact on society. The honorees are role models who balance job and personal responsibilities while making a difference in their community.

We received a large number of applications and will recognize many amazing women and men. We will also honor WEST volunteers and supporters whose dedication and outreach efforts have helped us reach our strategic goals.

Appetizers, wine, and dessert will be served.


Unsung Heroines Doing Extraordinary Things
  Sara Nochur, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
Elizabeth O’Day, Olaris Therapeutics

Honorable Mention:
Samantha Singer, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Making a Difference in Meaningful Ways
  Jane Rhodes, FORMA Therapeutics
Lisa Tuttle, SPX Corporation

Honorable Mentions:
Margot Brickelmaier, Biogen
Tracy Callahan
Cissy Young, Russell Reynolds

Guys Who Get It
  Robert Coughlin, Massachusetts Biotechnology Council
Karuppiah Kannan, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Honorable Mention:
Paul Clancy, Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Making a Difference in the Community
  Brenda Jin, Slack/Girl Develop It
Whitney Silkworth, Harvard Medical School

Honorable Mention:
Shubhi Asthana, IBM Almaden Research Center

WEST Volunteer Awardees
  Lee Lawton, Dana Farber
Jiyao (Ella) Zhang, Boston University School of Medicine

WEST Supporter Awardees
Elizabeth Spar, Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
Iris Stammberger, TALBOK Consulting LLC

Evening’s Schedule

6:00-6:45  Registration, Networking, Appetizers, Wine
6:45-7:00  Welcome, Acknowledgement of Sponsors, Overview of the Evening
7:00-8:00  Award Presentation
– Honorable Mentions
– WEST Volunteers and Supporters
– Guys Who Get It
– Making a Difference in the Community
– Making a Difference in Meaningful Ways
– Unsung Heroes Doing Extraordinary Things
8:00-8:15  WEST’s 2017 Accomplishments and Plans for 2018
8:15-8:30  Dessert, Networking

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