Interested in joining the Board or becoming a Programme Director?
Elections to these positions are held once a year at the AGM, usually in April / May. PWI offers a warm and safe environment to its members, and can be a great way to make new friends. Volunteering for an association also can expand your skills and experience, which can make your CV more attractive to future employers.
Board / Exec Members and Programme Directors are expected to commit the necessary time and to attend events for which they are responsible. Please ensure that you are able to do this in order to support the other team members.
Interested in being part of a team, but unable to commit to being a Board member or Programme Director?
If you are interested in joining us as a volunteer, there are many opportunities to get involved, from the formal positions on committees all year round, to helping out at individual events / offering an hour or two of your professional skills (marketing, communication, analytics, events, customer service measurement, etc.) on a specific project.
This experience can be a great addition to your CV, give you the chance to make new friends and develop new skills!
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the relevant Board / Executive member or Programme Director to ask how you can get involved. Current vacancies may also be advertised below from time to time.
Please note that we ask all volunteers to join as members and sign a contract to confirm that you agree to work for the association in an unpaid capacity, although we may reimburse certain expenses if pre-approved by the Treasurer.
If you are representing the association externally, we ask you to agree to report back at our meetings and in writing as to what you have done in our name.
We look forward to working with you in the near future!
Events Team – Event Organisers
Main tasks: To support the VP with the following roles:
Team members are asked to commit to attending at least 6 PWI events in the year to ensure the event quality standards are met, and to participate in monthly event meetings either face to face or virtual.
Finance & Legal Team
Main tasks: To assist the Treasurer, chase invoices, analyse programme, event & membership figures, break down the budget into individual areas for teams and programmes, design improved reporting back to the Board and to members and suggest other improvements, and help with sponsorship / fund raising.
Legal tasks: ensuring compliance with Belgian association laws, data protection rules, reviewing volunteer, speaker, corporate partner and other contracts, reviewing IP opportunities, looking at association best practice on finance and governance and suggesting improvements to current practices.
Main tasks: implementing membership strategy and suggesting improvements re attracting new members, ensuring that existing members renew: designing follow up with targets, designing member satisfaction surveys, updating membership materials, analysing membership statistics and trends, preparing annual report on membership, liaison with marketing & communications and events teams, adding members to database, liaison with Treasurer on membership payments, . Improving analysis and reporting of membership data, bringing PWI in line with association best practice.
Also Partnerships: developing relationships with our corporate members, finding sponsorship & special offers for members. Sales and marketing experience useful, as well as creative ideas and understanding of professional womens' needs.
Communications & Marketing team
Marketing tasks: PWI brand management: PWI is currently working on creating a brand book. The basics are there, but further contributions are welcome. Follow up on all communications done by PWI and ensure all communications are in line with the brand book and have the same tone. Support all directors and programmes to create messages for their communications to ensure alignment with brand book. Work to develop improved value proposition and deliver what members want, in liaison with Membership Team.
Communication tasks: Coordinate with Social Media team & webmaster for all communications that go out on all events and programs. Planning, wording, alignment of texts. Liaise with events team to ensure all communications and announcements are ready for each event at least 2 months in advance. Develop quarterly email newsletter.
ICT tasks: developing our use of our database Wild Apricot to ensure more effective use of data, improved reporting of data between teams, etc.
The Programme aims to serve the needs of entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs-to-be and intrapreneurs (those within larger companies) by providing information, educational events and mentoring, as well as networking in a safe environment.
We are currently seeking new team members with skills in social media, event management, marketing, relevant technical skills (e.g. legal, finance, trade, negotiation, sales), developing links with other organisations involved in entrepreneurship, in order to help us provide relevant information by way of useful links from our website, and / or interesting developments on social media, to organise events by finding speakers, venues, sponsors that would agree to host an event, and to monitor member interest and satisfaction.
We also run other programmes for The STEAM Women, Mentoring and Your Path. Please contact email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com respectively, if these are of interest.
Each team will be requested to attend monthly internal meetings, but if the team rotates its participation, this could be once every few months for the individuals. In addition, each team will meet regularly. Please check with the relevant team leaders for more details as to how that team is organised. We would also ask that you attend some PWI events, such as networkings, speaker events, etc.
If you are interested in being part of one of these dynamic, supportive and fun teams, please send a motivational email to the relevant address above.