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