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January 2017 PD Event: "Women & Transition: Reinventing Work and Life"
SWE Boston Professional Development Meeting “Women & Transition: Reinventing Work and Life” with Linda Rossetti Sponsored by   Date: Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 RSVP: Register by January 4th, 2017   Agenda: 5:30 – 6pm: Registration, Networking, and Buffet Dinner 6– 6:45 pm: Amazon Robotics Facility Tour 6:45 – 7pm: SWE Introduction 7– 8pm: Main Presentation/Activities and Q&A   Event Overview: Linda Rossetti is an entrepreneur, Harvard MBA, author and managing director of Golden Seeds, LLC, an angel capital network that invests in emerging women-led companies. Join us for an evening at Amazon Robotics, where Linda will present her research and facilitate a provocative session about transitions and living the lives we imagine.  All attendees will receive a copy of Linda’s book, Women & Transition: Reinventing Work and Life. Before Linda’s presentation, all attendees are invited to tour the Amazon Robotics facility, including the robotic manufacturing and test floors. A buffet dinner will be available from 5:30 to 7pm .   Location: Amazon Robotics 300 Riverpark Drive, North Reading, MA 01864 Parking/Directions: Park in any of the spaces marked“Amazon Robotics Visitor Parking.” Fill out a Vehicle Information Form with Make, Model and License Plate number at the front desk.   Note: All attendees must present a photo ID and sign an Amazon Visitor Non-Disclosure Agreement About Our Speaker:   Linda Rossetti focuses on women’s development with a special interest in women’s transitions and their influence on women’s advancement. She serves as an advocate, author, speaker, researcher and executive coach. She established the not-for-profit, WE R, which is dedicated to increasing the capacity for transition in women, and serves as its executive director.   Her book, Women & Transition: Reinventing Work and Life, an Amazon top seller with a 5-star rating, introduces women to a new way of thinking about the events that shape their adult lives – like marriage or career change or empty nests – and offers a toolkit specifically designed to help women transition successfully. Linda previously served as Executive Vice President of HR and Administration at Iron Mountain, a Fortune 500 company. She was also founder and CEO of EMaven, Inc., a venture capital-backed technology start-up that was acquired by Perot Systems, now Dell Corporation. Linda holds a BA from Simmons College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.   She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Eastern MA.     About Our Sponsor: Amazon Robotics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Amazon.com, empowers a smarter, faster, more consistent customer experience through automation. Amazon Robotics automates fulfilment center operations using various methods of robotic technology including autonomous mobile robots, sophisticated control software, language perception, power management, computer vision, depth sensing, machine learning, object recognition, and semantic understanding of commands. Amazon Robotics has a dedicated focus on research and development to continuously explore new opportunities to extend its product lines into new areas that will redefine what ‘Now’ means and allow Amazon to continue to offer customer experiences that will delight and amaze. Headquartered in the Boston area, Amazon Robotics is located in the epicenter of robotic innovation and has developing corporate and academic partnerships to support innovation throughout the robotics ecosystem, to bring cutting edge technology into the field faster. To learn more, visit https://www.amazonrobotics.com/#/   Additional Information:   Tickets are non-refundable. However, if a request is made at least 72 hours before the scheduled event, the amount paid can be used as credit towards a future event.  Please note that this credit expires within 60 days of the request being approved.

When: Jan 11, 2017 5:30PM in North Reading, MA

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About North Reading, MA
North Reading Massachusetts was created as an independent town in 1853 and lies entirely within the watershed of the Ipswich River. By the 18th century the economy of the town was based on subsistence farming with limited hop production.

Along with a small saw mill, North Reading was home to numerous small shoe and boot makers and by 1850 small shops to make the footwear were attached to almost every home. These shops produced cheap footwear that was sold south to clothe slaves, so the Civil War destroyed the town’s industry. The principal products of the town then became milk, apples and fruits.

North Reading has grown into a very desirable residential community with many executive style homes within its boundaries and boasts an excellent public school system. The town center proudly retains its complete historic fabric and contains a Federal style meeting house and an affluent Federal village with a well preserved district of period houses.