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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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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*FREE Career Engineering 101: Thursday, Oct. 16th

Location: 5th Fl. Venture Café, Cambridge Innovation Center, 1 Broadway St. Cambridge, MA 02142
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:45pm

 Please register for this event to help us plan accordingly.



  • Do you wish you could find a career that you are truly passionate about? 
  • Do you doubt you are "good enough" to make your dream career happen?
  • Are you tired of the self-doubt, self-consciousness, anxiety, lack of confidence, and self-sabotage? 

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

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.

Speakers: Colin White and Anthony Collmann, two Harvard Medical School-trained Ph.D. Research Scientists who transitioned from academia to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, founded White Consulting, LLC in 2013. The company mission is to equip scientists in the life science sectors with the tools necessary to transition out of the academic laboratory. An unfortunate reality in today's competitive economic climate is that many pre- and post-doctoral scientists are struggling to find non-academic positions. Contracts are ending, several funding sources are drying up, and guidance on alternative career pathways is often unavailable. While the transferable skills a scientist gains during their training are essential to finding a permanent position outside of the academic setting, appreciating the intricacies involved in positioning themselves for the best chance of career success is a complex and time consuming process. Our team uses a personalized approach to enable their clients to identify and capitalize on opportunities that complement their skill sets, thereby enabling you to Find Your Purpose and Achieve Your Goals.

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Decision Resources: Business Insights Analyst, Infectious, Niche and Rare Diseases

Decisions Resources Group

As of September 22nd, Decision Resources is seeking a Business Insights Analyst, Infectious, Niche and Rare Diseases. 

This is a fundamental role that consists of three broad functions: 1) research and writing capabilities; 2) project management and execution; and 3) external interface/client interactions. The Business Insights Analyst will be responsible for project across the team’s research portfolio, with a particular emphasis on viral and/or bacterial infections.

The link to apply is here:,-Infectious,-Niche-and-R

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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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