Join Your Board
So, you’re ready to change the world? Can’t say we blame ya. If you’re in, read on…
Your City is Ready for Change. Are you?
To apply for a board application, follow these steps:
1. View your city page to see which positions are open. Don’t see the position you are interested in? That’s okay – apply anyway. Some cities have co-chair openings and also you never know when an opening may pop up. Don’t see your city? Odds are it will be on the list soon (thanks to you) so, apply on.
3. Fill out the Board Application below. Someone from our office should be in touch within 48 hours. If not, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org to check on the status of your application.
4. Read over our FAQs below to answer some of your questions and this fine print:
You are not an Imposter
Please don’t let imposter syndrome stop you from filling out this application. Most of our board members did not have previous board experience before Women in Digital. In fact, most of us have never belonged to an organization like ours – in fact, that’s why we created WID.
Membership is Never Free
Even our City Champions and Board Members pay for their memberships. Please become a member before applying for a board seat, or plan on it soon after you are accepted. It’s critical that we all invest in our membership, especially those charged with leading their local chapters. You shouldn’t just believe in the power of our organization, you should experience it first hand.
Creating Change is Hard Work
We want to make sure that you take our mission as seriously as we do, and that you recognize that building your chapter from the ground up will take some good old fashioned grit, determination and perserverance. Along with your mad skills. Before filling out this application, be sure you have at least two hours a week to commit to your role.
FAQs about the Women in Digital Board:
How many hours a month will I have to dedicate to Women in Digital?
It depends on your board role, but most roles require at least two hours per week. You also must attend at least 9 out of 12 board meetings per year, unless you choose an Advisory Role position.
Will I be required to go to all of my local Women in Digital events?
Nope! We do ask that you make as many events as possible, but we realize that our board members can’t attend board meetings, meet ups and peer circles every month. For some this is just too much. So, we would ask you to divide and conquer. There should be at least four board members at every monthly meetup.
What are the benefits and perks?
You get all the glory. As your chapter grows, you will be a part of that growth. Your network will grow along with your experience in learning how to lead and found a local organization from the ground up. Also, you’ll feel all of the warm and fuzzies as you truly give back and help to bring change within our industry. And every board member receives 50% off of the National Conference.
Are there specific board roles?
There sure are. Here is a link to our City Guide with a full explanation of board roles. Choose your preferred board role during your application.