WIE Nominations and Appointments

The IEEE WIE Nominations and Appointments (N&A) Committee helps to identify nominees to stand for election to the IEEE Women in Engineering Committee (WIEC) as Chair-Elect. The WIE N&A Committee also reviews the qualifications of those nominated for, or appointed to, Treasurer of the WIEC.

Call for Nominations

The WIE N&A Committee is seeking candidates to serve on the IEEE WIE Committee.  The following positions are available:

The deadline to complete an application for either position is 23 December 2020, 11:59pm EST.  Self-nominations are encouraged.

Note: To be eligible to be a Treasurer of the WIE Committee, the individual must be an IEEE WIE member in good standing and shall be at IEEE Member, Senior Member, or Fellow grade.

Note: To be eligible to be a Chair-Elect of the WIE Committee, the individual must be an IEEE WIE member in good standing and shall be at IEEE Senior Member or Fellow grade.

E-mail WIE staff at wie-noms@ieee.org with any questions.

 

** During the November 2020 IEEE Meeting Series, the MGA Board and IEEE Board of Directors approved the establishment of the position of WIE Committee Chair-Elect.  The Chair-Elect will serve a one-year term in 2022, serve as 2023-2024 Chair, and serve as 2025-2026 Past Chair.

Learn more about the WIE N&A process – Section 2.C of the WIE Committee Program Manual (PDF)

Learn more about the WIE N&A Committee (PDF)

2021 Treasurer, IEEE WIEC - Position Description

The Treasurer is appointed by the WIE Committee and recommended by the WIE N&A Committee through the N & A process to a one-year term. The Treasurer may be reappointed, and is ineligible to serve more than three consecutive full terms. If the treasurer is not able to complete the term during any of the years, there will be no interim reappointment for the partial year.

Eligibility:

  • Must be of IEEE Member, Senior Member or Fellow grade;
  • Must be an IEEE WIE Member in good standing.

Qualifications:

  • Possesses financial experience relative to budgets and operations. Prior experience in IEEE finances is helpful;
  • Ability to clearly present complex financial issues in an informative and unbiased manner;
  • Experience working within the IEEE operating culture of volunteer/staff partnerships.

Responsibilities:

  • Abide by the IEEE Code of Conduct and IEEE Code of Ethics;
  • Serve as Treasurer of the WIEC;
  • Report administratively to the WIEC Chair;
  • Become familiar with the IEEE WIEC Program Manual;
  • Participate in WIEC meetings and teleconferences;
  • Review agenda material prior to each meeting;
  • Participate in ad-hoc committee and subcommittee activities;
  • Provide general supervision of the fiscal affairs of WIE in consultation with the Chair and Senior Manager, WIE Program;
  • Approve WIEC expenditures as needed;
  • In consultation with the Chair and Senior Manager, WIE Program, prepare and present WIEC budgets to the MGA Board or the responsible MGA Vice Chair as appropriate;
  • Serve as Treasurer of the IEEE WIE International Leadership Conference (ILC);
  • Participate in teleconferences of the WIE ILC, as needed;
  • Provide information for WIE communications (newsletter, magazine, social media, etc);
  • Facilitate the establishment, support, and sustainability of WIE Affinity Groups;
  • Administer and support WIE outreach programs and scholarships;
  • Provide support for WIE membership growth and membership elevation;
  • Help to find sponsorship for WIE programs, projects, and events;
  • Perform such duties as assigned by the Chair;
  • Complete compliance training, as required by IEEE;
  • Participate in IEEE Treasurers training, as required.

View complete Treasurer position description (PDF)

2022 Chair-Elect, IEEE WIEC - Position Description

This is a five-year commitment: one year as Chair-Elect, two years as Chair, and two years as Past Chair.

The Chair-Elect shall be elected by eligible voting members of IEEE who are also WIE members in good standing.  The Chair-Elect is normally elected in odd-numbered years, and serves as Chair-Elect in even-numbered years.  In odd-numbered years, the position is vacant.  The Chair-Elect serves a one-year term.

The term of the Chair begins after serving a one-year term as Chair-Elect.

The term of the Past Chair begins after serving a two-year term as Chair.  The Past Chair normally serves as Chair of the WIE Nominations and Appointments (N&A) Committee.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Must be of IEEE Senior Member or Fellow grade;
  • Must be an IEEE WIE Member in good standing.

TERMS OF OFFICE:

  • Chair-Elect shall serve a one-year term.
  • Chair shall serve a two-year term.
  • Past Chair shall serve a two-year term.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Abide by the IEEE Code of Conduct and IEEE Code of Ethics;
  • Become familiar with the IEEE WIEC Program Manual;
  • Participate in WIEC meetings and teleconferences;
  • Review agenda material prior to each meeting;
  • Participate in ad-hoc committee and subcommittee activities;
  • Provide information for WIE communications (newsletter, magazine, social media, etc);
  • Facilitate the establishment, support, and sustainability of WIE Affinity Groups;
  • Administer and support WIE outreach programs and scholarships;
  • Provide support for WIE membership growth and membership elevation;
  • Help to find sponsorship for WIE programs, projects, and events;
  • Complete compliance training, as required by IEEE.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES AS CHAIR:

  • Provide leadership and assume ultimate responsibility for the timely fulfillment of all responsibilities of the WIEC as defined and required by the IEEE MGA Operations Manual and IEEE WIEC Program Manual, and related sections of the IEEE Constitution and Bylaws and IEEE Policies.
  • Preside over all meetings of the WIEC, assuring that appropriate and fair processes are followed, and that appropriate records are maintained;
  • Assist in the development of agendas for WIEC meetings;
  • Provide for the recording and distribution of minutes for the meetings in accordance with the WIEC charter;
  • Provide a thorough and timely orientation for WIEC members and serve as a mentor to members, especially new members of the WIEC;
  • Establish subcommittees and ad hoc committees as needed and make appointments;
  • Represent the WIEC and report the status of WIE activities to the MGA Board, MGA committees, and other IEEE boards and committees;
  • Carry out other tasks assigned to the WIEC by the appropriate organizational unit, VP, or responsible MGA Vice Chair;
  • Bring appropriate WIEC items to the attention of the MGA Board or the responsible MGA Vice Chair;
  • Demonstrate and foster a culture of professionalism, open discussion, and confidentiality;
  • Identify and address needed improvements in the WIEC’s processes and operations;
  • In consultation with the Treasurer and Senior Manager, WIE Program, prepare and present WIEC budgets to the MGA Board or the responsible MGA Vice Chair as appropriate;
  • Work closely and effectively with members of the WIE Staff in fulfilling the above-identified responsibilities;
  • Must be able to commit a significant amount of time to the position.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES AS CHAIR-ELECT:

  • Serve as Chair-Elect of the WIEC;
  • Report administratively to the WIEC Chair.  Act for WIEC Chair in the absence of, or at the request of, the WIEC Chair;
  • Carry out other tasks as assigned by the WIEC Chair as appropriate.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES AS PAST CHAIR:

  • Serve as Past Chair of the WIEC;
  • Report administratively to the WIEC Chair.  Act for WIEC Chair in the absence of, or at the request of, the WIEC Chair;
  • Serve as Chair of the WIE N&A Committee;
  • Fulfill the role of WIEC chair in the event of the incapacity of the Chair;
  • Carry out other tasks as assigned by the WIEC Chair as appropriate.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of IEEE Women in Engineering’s mission, vision, and goals;
  • Knowledge of the workings of the Women in Engineering Committee;
  • General familiarity with the IEEE and its mission, structure, goals, needs, and direction.

Experience

  • Excellent leadership skills including the ability to motivate others; negotiate, compromise, and resolve differences; maintain positive working relationships and capability to set direction;
  • Capability to focus on strategic issues and make effectiveness a top priority;
  • Ability to facilitate and run meetings efficiently, including familiarity with parliamentary procedures;
  • Experience working within the IEEE operating culture of volunteer/staff partnerships;
  • Previous experience as a member of the WIE Committee is preferable;
  • Proven record as a volunteer project leader;
  • History of active participation in women’s activities, such as mentoring, forming a WIE Affinity Group, etc;
  • Willingness to write proposals, project descriptions, project plans, articles;
  • Willingness to work on projects between meetings;
  • Ability to represent the point of view and needs of members from around the world, particularly in those areas with large WIE growth and where women are facing important challenges;
  • Ability to share accountability and responsibility with other committee members;
  • Ability to meet deadlines;
  • Ability to respond to communications in a timely fashion;
  • Prior relevant volunteer experience.

Personal Characteristics

  • Evidence of a high level of professionalism in prior IEEE and WIE volunteer roles;
  • Strong communications and consensus-building skills;
  • Ability to act with discretion and preserve the confidentiality of confidential information;
  • Sound decision making skills to make timely decisions based on knowledge, analysis and judgment;
  • Honesty, integrity, and adherence to ethical standards.

View complete Chair-Elect position description