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DT: JUNE 17, 2015
TO: MEMBERS OF THE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S FORUM
FR: IWF NOMINATING COMMITTEE
RE: CALL FOR NOMINATIONS TO IWF BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2015
The International Women's Forum (IWF) Nominating Committee is recruiting the talent for our time from across the globe for two positions on the Board of Directors - IWF's Vice President and Treasurer (October 2015 - October 2017). You are invited to review the enclosed materials that include:
Qualifications & Duties of Directors
Pathways to Raising Funds for IWF
IWF's Strategic Plan
The deadline for nominations to be received at IWF headquarters - 2120 L Street, NW, Suite 460, Washington, DC, 20037, USA - is July 8, 2015.
Under the protocols of the IWF, the Nominating Committee reviewed the job description for the President and the performance of our current Interim President, Sein Chew. Given Sein's credentials and record of service and contributions to the IWF and its Leadership Foundation, the Nominating Committee is placing her name in nomination for IWF President 2015-2017. Attached is a copy of Sein's biography.
IWF's President, Vice President and Treasurer will serve 2-year terms.
IWF's Board of Directors meets three times per year. IWF's officers (President, Vice President and Treasurer) like all members of IWF's Board, are required to assist with fundraising either by securing funds, directly contributing them, or by facilitating funds for the organization. Given IWF's reliance upon sponsorship support, fundraising skills are of great importance for all of the officer positions.
The Nominating Committee seeks to promote pluralism and international diversity among the Officers of the Board and embraces cultural, geographical, occupational and global diversity in building its recommendations for Board leadership.
We seek a wide-open nominating process. Any member may submit a nomination, including her own, as long as the nominee meets the qualifications listed in the attached guidelines. Please include with the nomination the nominee's resume and a brief letter outlining why you believe she is the right person for the job. The Nominating Committee places great emphasis on the candidate's vision, leadership capacity and proven experience contributing to the growth of IWF as outlined in the attached materials. Candidates for Vice President and Treasurer must submit documentation that is responsive to the attached Evaluative Criteria.
The Nominating Committee will review all nominations received. And, all nominees will be considered in exactly the same way, taking into account the needs of the organization and the criteria we have outlined.
We request that you do not lobby for your favorite nominee. Just make sure you've made a great case for why she's the best person for the job.
Thank you for your help!
IWF Nominating Committee
Dear IWF Members:
The International Women's Forum is proud to release the videography, photo highlights and press coverage of the 2015 World Cornerstone Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa - Legacy & Inheritance: Journey to the Future.
The heart of IWF - idea exchange, inspiration and advancing better leadership - was vibrantly represented during this exciting World Cornerstone Conference. A proud and grateful organization salutes our hosts - IWF South Africa!
Please click on the links for a special look at this remarkable program.
Video Highlights (password: iwforum)
Please mark your calendars now for IWF's upcoming World Leadership Conference - Transforming Tomorrow Today - in Boston, MA on October 28-30, 2015. We look forward to seeing you there when IWF will continue to provide our members with access and knowledge to the world's most critical issues, ideas and solutions. Conference registration will open in early July.
Pictures from the May luncheon featuring "Fearless Dialogues" with Dr. Gregory Ellison at the Center for Civil & Human Rights -
A FOLLOW-UP LETTER FROM DR. GREGORY ELLISON:
I hope this message meets you in high hopes and good spirits. One week ago, we met in the Laboratory of Discovery at the International Women’s Forum luncheon. It was an honor and privilege to share my life’s work and the vital message of seeing and hearing the unacknowledged all around us.
As promised, I am writing to inquire about the “three feet around you.” In the final minutes of our session, you were invited to join countless others around this globe in the Fearless Dialogues 3-feet challenge. Recall that you were asked to “see” three people that crossed within three feet of you in three days. After hearing the stories of those three people, you were encouraged to write those three names on the Ikea measuring tape and place the measuring tape in a visible place in your office, home, or vehicle. A few reflection questions:
1. How did it feel to participate in the 3-Feet Challenge?
2. How did the three persons that you took the time to see and hear respond?
3. What did you learn about yourself?
4. How did this exercise alter your vision and how you move in the world?
If time permits, please take a picture of (or with) your measuring tape and email it back to me. I would love to add your picture to our growing collection of individuals who are changing their communities, families, and workplaces three feet at a time. Join the movement… (Due to IWF’s policy on confidentiality, I am only able to send this email to those of you whose business cards I gathered on last week. I encourage you to please forward this email to your colleagues who joined us in the Laboratory, but are not listed above.)
Click on this LINK to view photographs of our Fearless Dialogues session taken by Samuel White. Please notify me if you would not like these images to be shared beyond this group.
Finally, I am grateful for your affirmative words following lunch. I would love to see you again and stay in touch. I welcome any advice, wisdom, or ideas that you might share to make the work of Fearless Dialogues sustainable. If there is any way I can be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact me by email or the cell phone number below.
Peace to you and yours.
Greg Ellison II
Gregory C. Ellison II, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling
Candler School of Theology
1531 Dickey Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30322
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