Women & Hi Tech exists to change the landscape of women represented in STEM to be equally inclusive to all.
 

Thank you for your interest in Women & Hi Tech!

Here are some of the different ways you as a member can get involved with our operations and mission. Women, male allies, and all diverse people from among our membership are invited to apply for these opportunities.

Check back regularly as this page will be updated every so often as our needs and goals change! 

Board of Directors and Committee Opportunities

Board of Directors Nominations: Signature Event Director

Women & Hi Tech is seeking candidates to fill a new vacancy in its Board of Directors. This person will serve as our new Signature Event Director, replacing and expanding on the previous role of Leading Light Awards Director. 

We are a volunteer, working board, committed to changing the landscape of women represented in STEM to be equally inclusive to all. We are looking for a member who is not only passionate about our mission, but is also willing to commit their time and resources to help us achieve that mission.

We’d also like to emphasize that this position is open to individuals of all genders. The applicant does not need to be located in Indianapolis, but must have the ability to travel to Indianapolis for board meetings, events, and other meetings as necessary.

Learn more about this exciting new role and its responsibilities by clicking here.

Review the Board Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policy

To apply, complete this online form by Monday, January 30th, 2023

Please share this information with your networks and help us find the next great addition to our board of directors!

2023-2024 Board Committee Callouts

Join a committee and help Women & Hi Tech advance our mission!

The following committees are seeking members for a minimum one-year term:

  • Communications Committee

  • Membership Engagement Committee

  • Executive Women’s Forum Committee

  • Fort Wayne Women & Hi Tech Committee

Whatever strengths and talents you bring to the table, joining a committee to support Women & Hi Tech will benefit your professional development by growing your marketable skillset, expanding your professional network, and gaining you experience contributing to a well-established Indiana nonprofit.

See below for information about each of these opportunities and next steps to learn more about or apply for a role! We are so grateful for your interest and can't wait to hear from you.

Communications Committee

Email Lead

  • Seeking 1 volunteer to support Women & Hi Tech’s email communication strategy. This includes helping with scheduling email sends (through Salesforce Marketing Cloud) as well as list segmentation and updating. You will also get to put content into emails and share thoughts about email layout and design. This is a great opportunity to grow your skill set with new digital marketing tools and experiences. 

  • Time Commitment: 5-8 hours per month, which includes one monthly committee meeting. You will have at least one week advance notice of all tasks that need to be completed.

  • Qualifications: Experience with Salesforce Marketing Cloud or other email automation platforms is a plus but not required. Need reliable internet connection and computer. 

  • Contact: Amber Peckham, communications@womenandhitech.org

Social Media Lead

  • Seeking 1 volunteer to support Women & Hi Tech’s social media strategy. This includes helping with writing and scheduling social media posts, as well as engaging with our followers and community through our social profiles. 

  • Time Commitment: 5-8 hours per month, which includes one monthly committee meeting and checking social media on a regular schedule. 

  • Qualifications: Experience with Hootsuite and social media best practices is desired, in addition to a strong understanding of Women & Hi Tech’s values. Need reliable internet connection and computer. 

  • Contact: Amber Peckham, communications@womenandhitech.org

Membership Engagement Committee

Event Planner Lead

  • Seeking 1 volunteer to help lead the planning and implementation of 1 or 2 Women & Hi Tech events.

  • Time Commitment: 3-5 hours per month to attend a virtual monthly meeting and independently execute on planning tasks plus provide day-of event assistance for at least the events you plan.

  • Qualifications: Candidates should be creative, willing to share ideas, and be comfortable working in a team environment. Planning experience is a plus!

  • Contact: Sahara Williams,getengaged@womenandhitech.org

STEM Circle Leads

  • Seeking volunteers interested in helping Women & Hi Tech develop programing targeted to the specific area of STEM in which you work – You would work with your industry trade association or other Women & Hi Tech members who are in your field of practice to develop programing important to your industry

  • Time Commitment: 3-5 hours per month to attend a virtual monthly meeting and independently execute on 1-3 small group activities

  • Qualifications: Ideal candidates are already engaged in their field of practice, perhaps with a trade association and can serve as a liaison between the two organizations to further joint interests. Candidates should be creative, willing to share ideas, and be comfortable working in a team environment. Planning experience is a plus!

  • Contact: Sahara Williams, getengaged@womenandhitech.org

Executive Women’s Forum Committee

  • Seeking 1-2 volunteers to support Women & Hi Tech’s planning and execution of our quarterly Executive Women’s Forums. This includes partnering with the EWF Director to recruit and brief panelists for events, help craft bios of speakers for events, promote into social media and greet speakers and guests the day of events. 

  • Time Commitment: 2-4 hours per month, which includes one monthly committee meeting. You will have at least one week advance notice of all tasks that need to be completed.

  • Qualifications: Experience with event planning, speaker solicitation and preparation, and Zoom management are desired. 

  • Contact: Linda Calvin, ewf@womenandhitech.org

Fort Wayne Women & Hi Tech Committee

  • Seeking 7-10 volunteers to serve on the inaugural Women & Hi Tech: Fort Wayne committee. You'll help to support women in STEM fields in the Fort Wayne area by planning and executing in-person events (e.g., Executive Women's Forums,  Networking Events and K-12 volunteer opportunities). Serving on this committee will give you the opportunity to connect with other women in STEM and raise awareness of Women & Hi Tech with local STEM professionals and organizations. 

  • Time Commitment: 3-10 hours per month to attend virtual committee meetings and event planning meetings, planning and execution of events, networking with the community, and various other responsibilities. Roles and associated time commitments vary as does activity levels month-to-month.

  • Qualifications: Ideal candidates have the time to commit and are passionate about Women & Hi Tech's mission. Must be (or become) a member of Women & Hi Tech.

  • Contact: Hannah Stork, corpsponsor@womenandhitech.org

Volunteer Opportunities

Women & Hi Tech makes it a central part of our mission to connect our members to volunteer opportunities across Indiana. Our mission is to change the landscape of women represented in STEM to be equally inclusive to all, and we recognize achieving our goals requires action on many different scales.

We rely on our members to develop and staff all of Women & Hi Tech's programming and work in the community. We are also so grateful to be able to provide volunteer opportunities for our members to connect with and support K-12 students, college students, and other community organizations and nonprofits who share our values!

Please visit the Women and Hi Tech Volunteer Portal on SignUp.com to learn more about any current opportunities for our members to volunteer. If you have questions, reach out to us

Speaking Opportunities

ClickSide Chats

We are always excited to hear from our members who want to present at one of our ClickSide Chats. These monthly virtual discussions help attendees share ideas and perspectives and build new connections. Past successful topics have included:

  • Tips for Navigating STEM Careers
  • Overcoming Unconscious Bias
  • Personal Branding Best Practices
  • The Importance of Volunteering
  • Mental Wellness and Work-Life Balance
  • And More!

Your passion and interest in the topic can grow from one of these themes or might be a completely new idea.

Chats are typically held the third Wednesday of every month, but may move by a week or two depending on the needs of our presenters,, holidays, and other occurrences. Reach out to us to share your idea for a ClickSide Chat.

Share Your Story

Are you interested in sharing your story as part of a panel or other Women & Hi Tech program? We would love to hear from you about the message you want to convey and how you aspire to impact the audience. We know so many of our members have incredible stories of problem-solving, innovation, perseverance, hard work, and more! Contact us to share your story and start a conversation.

STEM Circles

You can get involved with Women & Hi Tech's STEM Circles to connect with fellow members who share your professional background and interests. If you do not see your industry listed below, you could start a STEM Circle in your industry or specialty.  Learn more about starting or joining a STEM circle!

Corporate Champions 

Women & Hi Tech Corporate Champions take initiative within their workplace to get colleagues who share our mission, vision, and values more engaged with our organization. This is a great opportunity to share your passion for equal inclusion in STEM with others and help us all change the landscape together. If there is an existing Corporate Champion for your organization, find them below, or reach out to volunteer.

New Member Support Services

We are always seeking members to join our Welcome Committee and build connections with new members at some of their first events. You can sign up to be a New Member Mentor, or request a New Member Mentor if you have recently joined Women & Hi Tech.  Even if you have been a member for a while but want a chance to get more involved, we would love to connect with you. Reach out to us!

Cross-Organizational Opportunities

Do you think Women & Hi Tech would make a great partner for your non-profit? Is there an event or community initiative you think we should be sharing with our members? Could we help you achieve a goal for women and girls in STEM? We would love to hear from you! Send us the information so we can connect and see if it's a good fit. 

Mentoring

Mentorship is an importantly critical way to contribute to women’s academic and career growth and success, and to help increase the presence of female leaders in STEM fields. "Although the number of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is growing, men still represent a significant majority. Mentoring programs have been identified as a useful tool to alleviate this gap and therefore have been developed in an effort to attract and retain women in STEM careers. However, research suggests that women are still being mentored less often than their male colleagues, which could have a detrimental effect on women’s career development and growth."1 As such, Women & Hi Tech has strategically partnered with Pass the Torch for Women Foundation to ensure that all of our members interested in being a mentor have such an opportunity.

Pass The Torch For WomenPass the Torch for Women Foundation (PTTFW) is a national non-profit mentoring program, originating in 2011 from an Indianapolis-based organization (i.e., Mentoring Women’s Network), and formally launched in 2014. In partnering with Pass the Torch for Women Foundation, Women & Hi Tech is pleased to provide opportunities for mentorship, including mentoring certification programs, networking, and leadership training to its members through three key programs:

* Project Grow – Female college students receive mentoring and leadership development opportunities to keep them on their path of completing their education goals and to propel them in their careers post-graduation.

* Developing Professionals –Professional women in entry to mid-levels of their career are paired with an executive mentor while also serving as a mentor to a student, with additional opportunities for networking and sharing best practices with others in the community.

* Legacy Leaders – Senior female and male leaders and executives serve as mentors in both the Project Grow and Developing Professionals programs, connect with other executives to share best practices, participate in peer mentoring, and support Pass the Torch for Women Foundation through programming initiatives and tax-deductible contributions.

To sign up to become a mentor/mentee or to learn more about Pass the Torch for Women Foundation, please go to: http://passthetorchforwomen.org/contact-us

Note: Members of Women & Hi Tech should be sure to mention they are members of our organization when reaching out to Pass the Torch for Women Foundation.

1 Maria Carolina Saffie Robertson. "It’s not you, it’s me: An exploration of mentoring for women in STEM", Academy of Management Proceedings, August 1, 2019, Vol. 2019, No.1. https://journals.aom.org/doi/10.5465/AMBPP.2019.18872abstract


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