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 non-binary technologists?
Submit a Student Nomination for the AnitaB.org Board of Trustees!

Purpose

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 or 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 22, 2022, held virtually between 8:00 am – 2:00 pm PT. 

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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 AnitaB.org 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

AnitaB.org 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

Nominating Process

This year, we will accept nominations for undergraduate and 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 AnitaB.org community (typically former student board members) will review and evaluate all nominations.

Our Executive and Nominating & Corporate Governance Committees will select one student for each 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

March 31
AnitaB.org 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.
May 19Close date for student nominations
Late May – Early JulyReview and selection of top five (5) undergraduate candidates and top five (5) graduate candidates by the Student Trustee Selection Committee.
Late May – Late JuneInterview scheduling and interviews of final candidates by Selection Committee. 
Early JulySelection committee deliberations; final recommendations made to Nominating and Governance Committee.
Mid-JulyThe 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 22, from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. PT.
August 22
Students attend the AnitaB.org Board Meeting, held virtually, where the full Board formally votes to elect the student for the term of two (2) years.

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Our Mission

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

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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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Our Events & Programs

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

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

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Roe v. Wade Has Been Overturned. You Have Every Right to Be Upset. Here’s how to take action

We at AnitaB.org, are disheartened and dismayed by the United States Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, a landmark ruling that enabled the right of an abortion to people around the nation. AnitaB.org brings together allies and champions across every sector to advance intersectional gender equity in technology. The technologists we support are also people impacted by targeted oppressive and unjust laws including laws that restrict reproductive rights. Not only do we empower technologists through our year-long programming but, we also advocate for better systemic solutions for the workforce and for their humanity. 

In response to the Supreme Court ruling, we are joining to elevate the calls to action of our social justice colleagues and community partners. 

If you feel called to do something today or in the next coming days, here are some action steps:  

  • Support and donate to Repro Legal Defense Fund, which is a national organization that covers bail and funds strong defense for people who are investigated, arrested, or prosecuted for abortion. Because no one should be behind bars for ending their pregnancy or helping someone else do so.
  • Support and donate to Plan C, an educational resource for learning about how people in the US access abortion pills.
  • Support and donate to your local Planned Parenthood, independent abortion clinics, and abortion funds.
    Go to the streets and join a protest near you. Most protests are happening today at 5 PM at the federal courthouses or state capitols

AnitaB.org is also launching a political advocacy series, Power to the People, with our first event on July 20th. The first event of this series, Power to People: Abortion Rights and Digital Privacy, will elevate the voices of abortion advocates and the risks emerging with digital rights and privacy. This event will empower you to take additional action regarding abortion rights and data privacy. Stay tuned for more information about this upcoming event.