Get on Board!

AWC is an all-volunteer organization, led by a Board of Directors. Officers are elected once a year in the late Spring, although new volunteers are always welcome and vacancies sometimes occur during the year.

We encourage our members to take on leadership roles by offering them opportunities to participate in the Board of Directors or special committees. AWC offers a friendly and supportive environment for you to improve on your professional development skills while meeting new friends through networking.

You can also get involved by becoming a mentor through Mentornet.

To help you determine which position might be a good fit for your particular interests or skills, we’ve listed brief descriptions of each Board position below. All positions are up for grabs!

Executive Team

President
Robin Basham
Oversees running of local chapter; responsible for holding monthly Board meetings, posting agenda, advancing goals and objectives for the organization.
Vice-President
Linda Sechovicz
Works closely with President in running organization; assists in general Board activities
Treasurer
Bonnie Sherwood
Handles and balances checkbook and other financial records; makes sure we spend our funds wisely. Receives and disburses all funds for the chapter. Prepares annual budget and monthly financial statements for review of the chapter board. Makes an annual financial report to our parent organization.
Recording Secretary
Asym Dalmau
Takes minutes of Executive Board meetings; responsible for distributing minutes to Board members; maintains master file of meeting minutes.
Corresponding Secretary
Miriam Boucher
Receives, prepares and distributes all correspondence relating to chapter; serves as alternate Recording Secretary. Coordinates with database administrator to update member e-mail addresses and maintain three lists: 1) members 2) non members 3) board. Sends Newsletter information to President and Vice President.
Membership Development Director
Maureen Carr
Develops and implements programs for recruitment and retention of members. Targets key members in strategic business technology positions throughout greater Boston.
AWC Representative
Suford Lewis
Represents local chapter by sitting on national AWC Board of Directors; 1 representative and 1 alternate representative needed
Past President
Jacqueline Luciano
The Past President assists in the general leadership and direction of the activities of the Chapter, assumes the duties of the President in the absence of the President and the Vice-President, and holds a seat on the executive committee with a single vote.

Web Team

Membership Database Director
Karen Fontaine
[This position is in transition as we move to a web based membership database] Maintains membership database (which will transition to web tool); (in past) responsible for publishing membership directory; sends information in response to inquiries about the chapter; provides updated email addresses for the list coordinator.
Job Board Director
Rita Gambrell
Receives job postings from career and educations director and keeps job board current. Works with Web Team.
Director, Web Technology
Julie Queenan
Technical development of web tools integration, maintains the AWC/GBC web site, including monthly meeting information and a job listings page and/or database.
Director, Web Design
Nancy Shaw
Directs visual communication and usability of the AWC Boston website, with the goal of providing information to new and potential members about AWC, and interesting potential new members and speakers in the organization. Promotes AWC's local and national mission of promoting the careers and professional development of women computer professionals.

Optional Team

Career and Education Director
Mary Matthews
Develops connections with companies in need of technical employees as well as receipt and posting of job advertisements. Liaison to schools to encourage women and girls to study math, science, and engineering. Coordinates other educational activities as directed by the Board
Public Relations Director
Susan Teto
Disseminates information about AWC to local media outlets. Determines goals and direction, develops content in collaboration with Membership Development, Public Relations and Web Site Directors and arranges forprint and/or electronic publication

All Teams

President
Robin Basham
Oversees running of local chapter; responsible for holding monthly Board meetings, posting agenda, advancing goals and objectives for the organization. Supplies content and monthly newsletter.
Vice-President
Linda Sechovicz
Works closely with President in running organization; assists in general Board activities
Programs Director
Heather Axworthy
Targets speakers in technology professions as software, database, networking, enterprise management, program, process and project management, affiliated professionals in technology companies, technology career development, CIOs, CEOs, CFOs, etc. Program director works with presenters to develop topic. Manages logistics such as location, scheduled dates, audio/visual equipment.
Newsletter Coeditors
Robin Basham and Linda Sechovicz
Supplies content and monthly newsletter. Edits and develops content for monthly newsletter.

For further information on any of these positions, or to submit a nomination, please email info@awcboston.org. If you are nominating another member, please check with them first to ensure that they are interested and willing to fill the position!

AWC/GBC, P.O. Box 68, Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464 | info@awcboston.org
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