Become A Board Member

At the heart of WAAW Foundation's work are our supporters. We know at WAAW foundation that our vision to lift Africa out of poverty by empowering African women is bold, maybe even audacious, and overwhelming. The need is so great and the resources and laborers so few! Yet from people we meet every day, inspired by the flood of applications responding to the WAAW Foundation Scholarship or the feedback from our STEM Cell fellows and She Hacks Coding Bootcamp, we see ample reason to remain dedicated to this vision. It is well known from experience that, equipped with the proper resources, impoverished women have the power to help their families and entire communities escape poverty. With a shared commitment towards our goal, we are convinced we will continue to see signs of success towards building up the African woman, with dignity and security to be all she can be.

BOARD MEMBER RESPONSIBILITIES AND BACKGROUND

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Knowledge and Experience

Must demonstrate an interest in and knowledge of education and the organization’s service goals. Experience and/or knowledge in at least one of the following elements are desirable: advocacy, administration, management, finance, personnel, program development, legal skills, public relations, or communications.

Active Board Participation

Two to four hours bi-monthly. This includes attending board, committee, reviewing agenda packet prior to meetings, and making essential telephone calls.

Must be able to regularly attend board meeting, participate on board committees, and familiarize self with agenda and attachments prior to each board meeting.

Leadership Responsibilities

An additional two hours monthly. This includes positions such as board officers, advisory board membership, organization volunteers, and committee chairpersons.

If you are interested in becoming a Board Member