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Call for Nominations
Due by July 31st, 2022 at 5 pm ET


Call for Board Member Nominations


DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:  July 31st, 2022 at 5pm


WOMEN IN DEFENSE GREATER BOSTON CHAPTER IS SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS BEGINNING October 1, 2022 and running for a 2-year term. All WID members who meet the criteria are eligible for nomination to any open positions.  The Vice President of STEM and Secretary nominations will be decided by an Elections Committee and then taken to a vote by membership. 



Vice President of STEM: (2-year term) - The Vice President of STEM will report to the President and be a member of the Executive Committee. The VP will lead academia engagement with regional colleges and universities. Serves as the Chapter Liaison to UMass Dartmouth and UMass Lowell faculty planning annual STEM student engagement events and coordinates WID-GBC affiliate support providing speaker and sponsor recruitment.  Leads the Chapter’s strategic planning, fundraising and selections process for its annual scholarship program, working with WID-GBC scholarship and sponsorship chairs. The VP may act as the Chapter President upon request. The VP of STEM also serves on the NDIA New England Board of Directors, and Co-Chairs the NDIA/ WID-GBC/NDIA New England Education Committee. The VP must have a STEM education, professional experience working in defense STEM fields, and have advanced understanding of the STEM in defense industry.  


Secretary: (2-year term) - The Secretary reports to the President and plays a critical role in fostering effective processes, organization and documentation in support of the WID-GBC Board of Directors. The Secretary plans and schedules Board Meetings, maintains Chapter records (e.g., meeting minutes, Chapter Manual), develops policies and procedures to enable efficient Chapter operations, and ensures the organization is run in accordance to its bylaws. Additionally, the Secretary serves as a coach and mentor to early career board members, providing advice on how to develop leadership skills when serving in volunteer Board positions. 



  • Previous service on a WID or similar committee, council, or task force or equivalent, desired.

  • Must work in the WID GBC's geographic areas of Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, and parts of Rhode Island (zip codes 05501–05544, 02018–02791, and 01001-01985).



Any questions or all letters of nomination should be addressed to:  WID-GBC Secretary Ioana Biloiu (978-885-0090,

The ideal nomination will:

  • Include a letter stating the full name of the candidate, the position for which they are being nominated and address the following topics as appropriate:

    • Respect in the profession

    • Effective leadership

    • Reputation for strategic thinking

    • Ability to promote WID-GBC organizational goals and broadly represent the WID-GBC membership

    • Time availability

    • Any other pertinent information

  • Include a current resume

  • For other than self-nomination: State how the author knows the applicant and why the applicant is a strong candidate for the position.

Note: Any candidate selected for a Board role will need to become a WID member if not currently registered.

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