Call for Board Nominations

Nominate someone (or yourself) to join the AWIS board

The AWIS Nominating and Governance Committee is pleased to invite you to nominate yourself or someone else to serve a three-year term on the AWIS National Governing Board of Directors. The 2024 AWIS Board Nominations cycle will conclude with an election to fill four director positions on the board.

AWIS is governed by a board of directors who have a wide range of experience, expertise, and core competencies that provide the strategic direction of the organization. The Nominating and Governance Committee utilizes a competency and multi-representational model for board member selection.

This year’s key competencies that are being prioritized include expertise in financial literacy, accounting, capital, and equity management, auditing, and financial expertise. Additionally, nominees with experience in strategic planning and foresight, legal and advocacy issues, STEM workforce knowledge, program development, fundraising, and experience fostering diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are encouraged to apply.

The Role of the Board

The AWIS board will meet 4 times a year and set the direction of the organization. Board members are also expected to donate annually (the amount depends on your passion for the mission and your ability to give) and to utilize your social and professional networks to benefit AWIS initiatives.

Learn More About AWIS

Through your leadership with AWIS, you will impact and amplify the career achievements of women in the scientific workforce. Learn how board members collaborate with the Association’s executive leadership, operating committees, volunteers, and members.

Next Steps

  1. Review the full job description and required competencies.
  2. Download and submit the application by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 15, 2024.
  3. Applications will be reviewed by the nominating Committee which is comprised of members of the existing AWIS Board.
  4. Nominating committee will share the slate and open member voting on May 17, 2024 through June 17, 2024.
  5. Voting results will be announced at the Member Town Hall at 3 p.m. ET on June 20, 2024.
  6. Terms begin July 1, 2024. If you have questions, read the FAQ or contact