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Board of Directors Candidate Application for 2025-2026 Term of Service

Service and Application Information

Women In Government is a 501(c)(3) nonpartisan nonprofit organization that empowers women state legislators nationwide with policy programs, leadership development and networking opportunities. The bipartisan Board of Directors comprises 14 members (6 officers and 8 Regional Directors) all of whom are sitting women state legislators.

Regular duties of Women In Government Board Members include:

  • Participating in scheduled Board governance meetings (virtual and in-person)
  • Providing oversight and guidance to the organization in accordance with the bylaws, individual Board role and strategic objectives
  • Encouraging fellow women legislators to attend Women In Government conferences and participate in Women In Government events
  • Introducing Women In Government staff to potential sponsors and private sector supporters
  • Recruiting and confirming bipartisan Women In Government State Directors according to the organization’s bylaws and strategic plan practice
  • Attending and recruiting for Women In Government events (virtual and in-person)
  • Serving as a visible and vocal leader of Women In Government at a variety of organizational and partner events and programs (virtual and in-person)
Application Process:
  • All applicants (including current Women In Government Board Members) must complete and submit an application by July 10, 2024
  • New applicants must also submit two (2) reference letters by July 10, 2024
  • All applicants must currently be serving in a state legislature in 2024, as well as serving 1/1/2025 – 12/31/2026, in order to be considered eligible
  • The Nominating Committee will review all submitted applications, vote and present the 14- member slate of candidates to the full Board for approval at its September 23 meeting
  • 2025-2026 candidates will be informed of their application status following full vote
  • New Board members will be sworn in at the November 16 meeting at the Leadership & Innovation Summit in Charlotte, NC

If you have any questions about the application or would like to speak with a member of the Nominating Committee, please contact Meredith Martino, Women In Government Executive Director at or 703-254-7103.

Email applications and reference letters to Meredith Martino.