Board of Trustees Student Nominations

Do you know or are you an undergraduate or a graduate student who is interested in promoting our mission and supporting
women and nonbinary technologists?
Thank you for your interest in the Board of Trustees Nominations process. Applications are now closed.


Two student members — one graduate and one undergraduate — serve on our Board to help us cultivate the next generation of nonprofit board leaders while also helping us connect, inspire, and guide women in technology.

Currently, we are in search of our next graduate student board trustee. Learn more about how you can nominate a graduate student (or yourself) for this position.

NOTE: The selected student must be available to attend their first Board of Trustees meeting on Friday, August 23, 2024, held virtually between 9:00 am – 2:00 pm PT.

Students Gain

  • Practical experience to help them better understand strategic and tactical issues facing nonprofit boards
  • Insight into the differing roles of Board members and the executive team, as well as the challenges both parties encounter in driving the success of the organization
  • A broader network that can contribute to professional growth in academia and beyond Gains

  • Different perspectives and richness from a broader demographic range
  • Community outreach into universities, increasing the Board’s circle of contacts
  • Engagement with the next generation of leaders committed to our mission

Expectations of Students

  • Serve a two-year term that begins September 1 and ends August 31 of the second year
  • Attend three Board meetings a year; locations to be determined
  • Join at least one Board committee
  • Resign your membership by August 31 of the second year
  • Join the annual Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC)

Nominating Process

  • This year, we will accept nominations for graduate students, regardless of their gender identification.
  • Students are encouraged to nominate themselves and/or their peers.
  • A committee comprised of selected members of the community (typically former student board members) will review and evaluate all nominations.
  • Our Executive and Nominating & Corporate Governance Committees will select one student for the graduate student board position to present to the Board.
  • The Board will formally vote to elect the student for a term of two years.

Timeline of Important Dates & More Details

July 1 CEO distributes a call for undergraduate and graduate student nominations to the Trustees, Advisory Board, and selected members of the academic community. We also post this call in our newsletter, webpage, and social media.
July 19 Close date for student nominations
Late July Review and selection of top five (5) graduate candidates by the Student Trustee Selection Committee.
Early- Mid August Interview scheduling and interviews of final candidates by Selection Committee.
Mid-August Selection committee deliberations; final recommendations made to Nominating and Governance Committee.
Mid-August The top-ranked students for both positions are notified of their selection and arrangements will be made for them to attend their first board meeting on August 23, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. PT.
August 23 Students attend the Board Meeting, held virtually, where the full Board formally votes to elect the student for the term of two (2) years.
October 8-11 New graduate student board trustee attends Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) in Philadelphia! (accommodations provided)


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Our Mission

At, we envision a future where the people who imagine and build technology mirror the people and societies for whom they build it.

Our History

In 1987, Dr. Anita Borg started a digital community for women in computing. That community is now a leading organization for women in technology.

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