Board of Trustees Student Nominations

We connect, inspire and guide women in computing and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative.


Do you know or are you an undergraduate student who is interested in promoting our mission and supporting women technologists? Submit a Student Nomination for the Board of Trustees! 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. Learn more about how you can nominate an undergraduate student (or yourself) for this position.

NOTE: The selected student must be available to attend their first Board of Trustees meeting on Friday, August 28, 2020, held virtually between 9am – 2:30pm 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 and the challenges both parties encounter in driving our success
  • Inspiration to contribute as future Board members in the nonprofit sector Gains

  • Different perspectives and richness from a broader demographic range
  • Community outreach into universities and increasing the Board’s circle of contacts
  • 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 one Board committee
  • Resign your membership by August 31 of the second year

Nominating Process

This year, we will accept nominations for undergraduate students only, regardless of their gender identification. Students are encouraged to nominate themselves and/or their peers.

A committee comprised of selected members of the academic community (typically former student board members) will review and evaluate all nominations. Our Executive and Nominating & Corporate Governance Committees will select one student to present to the Board. The Board will formally vote to elect the student for a term of two years.

Applications are currently closed.

Timeline of Important Dates & More Details

July 23 CEO distributes a call for undergraduate student nominations to the Trustees, Advisory Board, selected members of the academic community. We also post this call in our newsletter, webpage, and social media.You can nominate yourself.
August 10
Close date for student nominations
July 30  Aug 12
Rolling review of nominations and selection of the top ten (10) candidates by the Academic Committee
Aug 14
Review and Selection of top three (3) candidates by Executive and Nominating and Governance Committee, and selection of Interview Committee
August 17  20
Interview and ranking of top three (3) candidates by Selection Committee
August 24The top ranked student is notified of their selection and arrangements will be made for them to attend their first board meeting on August 28, from 9am – 2:30pm PT
August 28
Student attends the Board Meeting, held virtually, where the full Board formally votes to elect the student for the term of two (2) years.


Please contact Nicoletta Curtis if you have any questions.

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.

Our History
Our Events & Programs

We provide many opportunities for women to connect with each other, with companies and with leaders in technology.

Our Research & Impact

We measure what matters. Read our insights into closing the gender gap in the industry.

Our Resources

Learn more about the people and organizations who help us in our mission to promote women in tech.