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Raise Your Voice - Join the WGR Leadership

Tuesday, January 22, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Katie Schubert, WGR Elections Chair

The 2018 elections saw the most female candidates, and resulted in the greatest number of women in Congress EVER! At every level of elected office – public and nonprofit, we are seeing women stepping up to lead, and it could not be a more exciting time. WGR is here to give you the leadership opportunities and tools, as well as the opportunity to join other women who are seeking greater fulfillment in giving back - if you just take the step of throwing your hat in the ring.


To run for the WGR Board, you must have been a member for two years. While previous service in leadership as a Chair, Co-Chair or active task force or committee member is not required, it is helpful and encouraged.


Serving as a member of WGR leadership helps you:

  • hone your leadership, fundraising and teamwork skill set;
  • refine your organizational skills;
  • enhance your ability to manage others;
  • create and help manage a budget;
  • polish your public speaking ability;
  • improve professional development opportunities for other women in our field;
  • meet other dynamic women who will become lifelong colleagues and friends and;
  • build the next generation of powerful female advocates

I would not be where I am today professionally or personally without my WGR experience, friendship, mentorship or skills-building. It is our dedicated team of volunteer leaders that makes WGR thrive!


This year there are new components of the WGR Board elections:

  • The Elections Gazette will be more streamlined and standardized;
  • Each candidate will have the opportunity to create a brief video highlighting why they are running for the Board;
  • You will be able to nominate someone to run for the Board (we will confirm with them whether they would like to move forward with their candidacy); and
  • We will be encouraging member voting at all events during the election window.

I encourage you to click here and learn more about Board service with WGR, as well as the important election deadlines.


Thank you for your consideration. We so appreciate your interest, dedication to WGR and support. We encourage you to take the next step in your WGR experience, and deeply admire you for making professional development a priority.


Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions about the positions or your potential candidacy.

Katie Schubert, Immediate Past President & Elections Chair


2019 Elections Committee:

Chatrane Birbal

Ashleigh de la Torre

Anne Esposito

Taylor Lemmons
Carla Locchiatto

Learn More about Elections

Board of Directors Declaration Form

If you are interested in running for the Board of Directors submit the candidate declaration form no later than 12:00 pm on March 1, 2019

Candidate Declaration Form

Task Force/Committee Leadership Interest

If you are interested in becoming a Task Force Co-Chair or Committee member please fill out the Leadership Interest Form no later than 12:00 pm on March 1, 2019.

Leadership Interest Form
Nominate someone to run for the Board of Directors

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