Engineering My Way Through a Career in Tech

Dressed in all black casual attire, Tamar Newberger portrays a sharp Silicon Valley figure at first sight. But the second you engage in a conversation with her, her rhythmic speech and laid-back vibe puts one at ease of her accomplishments and the high-profile figure that ...
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Setting Boundaries: Say Yes and No with Confidence and Ease

The Women Accelerators was created to “Engage, Empower, Elevate!” people in their careers and personal growth.  We want to inspire and help people with their careers through our events and great speakers.  That is the reason we invited speakers Amy Rebecca Gay, PhD, Deb Elbaum, ...
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Mentor Journal 3: Beginner’s Mud

Our 2017 Mentoring Program wraps up this August! Thanks to everyone - mentors and mentees - who contributed their time and insights. We’re excited to share our some of our successes and lessons learned! Beginner’s Mud My Mentoring Team met up on a sunny Sunday ...
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Mentor Journal Entry 2: Mentorship Strategies

We are now halfway into our Mentoring Program! Between February and April, groups met for the first time. Many groups are now meeting virtually on Skype for their second and third meetings in late spring/early summer. Soon after our first check-in with mentee participants, one ...
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Mentor Journal Entry 1: What is Mentorship?

Welcome to the Women Accelerators Mentor Journal! We are one month into our Mentorship Program and many great discussions have begun. As I go through my work week, I've been re-reading a note I took at our first mentor meeting: If coworkers are unresponsive, follow up ...
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“Checking” In on the Strong Female Life-Sciences Leadership in Massachusetts

Great blog of Life Sciences Discourse, by Travis McCready, CEO of Massachusetts Life Sciences.  Travis wrote about the lack of women in STEM and the sector's gender imbalance.  Travis mentioned Susu Wong and the Women Accelerators: https://lifesciencesdiscourses.com/2017/01/25/checking-in-on-the-strong-female-life-sciences-leadership-in-massachusetts/ ...
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Join Jimmy Tingle’s Humor for Humanity for Women Accelerators and other nonprofits

From The Tonight Show and 60 Minutes II comedian and commentator Jimmy Tingle is using his one-man show Jimmy Tingle: Humor for Humanity on February 4th, 2017 at Harvard’s Sanders Theatre to help raise spirits, funds, and awareness for Women Accelerators. When a ticket buyer ...
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Bonus Skills: A Conversation between Volunteers Leah and Kate

Written by Leah Brunetto Have you ever picked up any skills without planning? It can be hard to feel productive after you've been working on the same tasks for a while. Sometimes, we can be hard on ourselves for not moving ahead quickly enough, and ...
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Own Your Own Football: Conflict Communication

Figure out what drives your heart, then own it. And by God, they will let you play. In the evening of Tuesday, September 27th in Cambridge, a group of about thirty women engaged in industry, academia, law, entrepreneurship, and more, gathered around a conference room ...
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money tree and financial planning

Nov 1: de la Femme’s “A Guide to Financial Planning”

Join us for de la Femme's event on November 1st. The topic will be Financial Planning. Many people spend more time preparing for their dream vacations rather than their dream retirement.  We all talk about what we want to do when we retire, whether it ...
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