Board recruitment: let’s focus on Young BPW members
How many young women are currently volunteering on committees or assisting with events within your respective regions? Are any of them serving on a board? Have you ever asked them?
To meet BPW’s commitment established as a resolution below, let’s do something! Let’s lead “Women on Boards” by example and encourage Young BPW members to serve on BPW Boards. This will provide an opportunity for our young members at the start of their careers to learn, contribute and grow within BPW.
How can we achieve this? By letting young members know that you are recruiting for the board. Identify the level of commitment and skills needed and describe the benefits of serving on the local board:
•Contribution to organization’s future
Encourage current board members to become ambassadors and ask them to share their experiences. Reassure young members that they can fulfil the roles and encourage them to bring fresh ideas.
So, what do you say?