OUR VISION FOR LEADERSHIP ENGAGEMENT

The Oklahoma Women’s Coalition is organized as a non-profit  to champion the collective power of Oklahomans to advance gender equity and justice.

We achieve this mission by dismantling systemic injustice through policy change, advocacy and education.  We honor and amplify the voices most affected by, and often excluded from, decision and policy-making conversations.

We are currently inviting community leaders and supporters that want to be more involved with furthering the mission, vision, and work of gender equity and justice to complete the brief Leadership Engagement Survey.  All interested in board membership, committee membership (board and community members), and/or the young professionals board are welcome and encouraged to complete the survey by Friday, May 14th.

Board Member Service

Board Member Qualifications:

  •  Demonstrated commitment to OWC’s guiding principles of agency, equity, and representation
  •  Enthusiasm and passion for our mission
  •  Willingness to give time, effort, and resources to the mission
  •  Willingness to innovate

Board of Directors Responsibilities:

Legal and ethical stewardship for short- and long term stability and vitality of the OWC’s programs, finances and overall organizational strength.

  •  Determine OWC’s mission and purposes consistent with its By-laws
  •  Select the Executive Director
  •  Support the Executive Director and review their performance
  •  Ensure effective organizational planning
  •  Ensure adequate resources-
  •  Manage resources effectively
  •  Determine and monitor the OWC’s programs and services
  •  Serve as final arbiter in policy disputes
  •  Assess its own performance

Individual Board Member Responsibilities:

  •  Know the organization’s mission, purposes, goals, policies, bylaws, programs, services, strengths and needs
  •  Prepare for board and committee meetings
  •  Serve in leadership positions or undertake special assignments willingly and enthusiastically when asked
  •  Make a personally impactful financial gift to OWC
  •  Leverage network for fundraising and advocacy purposes for OWC
  •  Follow trends in gender equity work and our four issue priorities
  •  Serve on at least one committee
  •  Respond to board email requests in a timely manner
  •  Maintain civility, respect and cooperation

Time Commitment:

  •  Directors shall be elected for 3 year terms to be set by the Board of Directors with expectation to serve on at least one committee
  •  Attend regularly scheduled meetings. The board meets about six times per year.
  •  Board members must attend at least 60% of meetings and OWC events per calendar year.

Confidentiality:

  •  Maintain the confidentiality of all personnel matters, financial matters, client matters, matters raised in executive session, and any other matters which appear under the circumstances to warrant confidential treatment
  •  Comply with any formal confidentiality policy and board conduct agreements adopted by the board.

Complete this short Leadership Engagement Survey for future board openings. For questions, email: info@okwc.org

Committee Service

The Oklahoma Women’s Coalition holds the following committees: 

  •  Executive*
  •  Governance*
  •  Finance
  •  Development
  •  Advocacy
  •  Education
  •  Ad-Hoc

*sitting board only committees

Each committee includes up to 7 non-board, community members.

Committee Member Qualifications:

  •  Demonstrated commitment to OWC’s guiding principles of agency, equity, and representation
  •  Enthusiasm and passion for our mission
  •  Willingness to give time, effort, and resources to the mission
  •  Willingness to innovate

Committee Responsibilities:

volunteer contributions and input towards structuring, implementing, and evaluating programs and tasks that uplift the mission of OWC.

  •  Set meeting times based on programmatic, organizational, and/or societal need
  •  Capture meeting notes that will be shared with the Executive Director
  •  Plan initiatives related to the duties of the committee, develop documented processes, and make written recommendations to the board for implementation.
  •  All committees are chaired by OWC sitting board members

Individual Committee Member Responsibilities:

  •  Know the organization’s mission, purposes, goals, policies, bylaws, programs, services, strengths and needs
  •  Prepare for and contribute to committee meetings
  •  Undertake special assignments willingly and enthusiastically when asked
  •  Learn about trends in gender equity work and our four issue priorities
  •  Respond to committee email requests in a timely manner
  •  Maintain civility, respect and cooperation
  •  Make a personally impactful financial gift to OWC

Time Commitment:

  •  Committees meet as necessary by call of the chair (quarterly on average)
  •  Committee members are encouraged to attend and participate in OWC events and initiatives.

Confidentiality and Agreements:

  •  Comply with any formal confidentiality policy and organizational conduct agreements adopted by the board

Complete this short Leadership Engagement Survey for OWC committee openings.

 Young Professionals Board

 

The Oklahoma Women’s Coalition is commmitted to increasing the leadership capacity, representation, agency, and equity of youth and young professionals, who are often left out of policy and decision-making.  Young professionals will have the opportunity to work alongside organizational and coalition leaders to amplify, develop, and advance the work of gender equity and justice. 

YP Board Member responsibilities will be similar to that of the governing board (see above), and the YP members will contribute to the overall leadership and direction.  Please complete the survey if you are interested in serving on the young professionals board or contact us at : info@okwc.org