Consider Taking an Active Role in New York Women in Communications!
To make the most of your membership, get involved: Volunteer to serve on a committee. NYWICI plans some great activities and events throughout the year and welcomes your involvement to make each program successful. If you have expertise in any of the categories listed below, if you want to learn the skills in any of them or if you simply want to meet new people, then sign up now. You are an important part of a wonderful, professional, vibrant organization.
NYWICI has the following committees to take part in:
- Professional Programming (Photo: The Program Committee, 2016)
- Student Affairs Programming
- High School Outreach Programming
- Young Professionals Programming
- Scholarship Fundraising via CharityBuzz
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in learning more about a committee or if you'd like to join.
Please note: When contacting the committees through the following email addresses, please make sure that the subject of the email says, "NY
WICI Committee Contact". This will ensure that your email is not considered spam. Thank you.
The Professional Programming Committee develops and produces relevant and engaging events for NY Women in Communications members and prospective members throughout each season. Our event programming is designed to educate, empower and connect women from all communications disciplines. Programming events provide both guidance on career development for women at all stages of their professional development and exposure to industry trends designed to keep women informed on the ever-evolving media and marketing landscape. The activities of the Professional Programming Committee are an integral part of the organization and a major touch point for members and potential members. Click here for the Professional Programming Platform document.
Co-Chairs: Georgia Galanoudis and Jennifer Owens
Members of the Sponsorship Committee seek new sponsors and ensure current sponsors' satisfaction. The committee develops sponsorship and marketing programs for programming and student events. These enhance opportunities for companies and supporters to promote their services.
Co-Chair: Laura Sequenzia and Piper Goodspeed
Student Affairs Programming
Helping the next generation of communications professionals chart a course toward success is the goal of the Student Affairs Programming Committee. The committee provides programming for college students and young professionals that will help them thrive in today's rapidly changing landscape of communications. A key event is the annual Student Career Conference featuring industry leaders sharing their wisdom. This committee also plans the summer "Ladies Who Laugh" fundraiser as well Behind-the-Scenes events. The Student Affairs Committee is funded by, and reports to, the New York Women in Communications Foundation Board, which is the leadership of the 501c3 non-profit, or charity arm, of the organization.
Co-Chairs: Lori Greene and Danielle Dardashti
High School Outreach Programming
The High School Outreach Programming Committee creates relationships with high schools and youth organizations throughout the NY region to increase awareness about scholarship, educational and professional development opportunities for students, in particular economically underserved students, interested in pursuing communications degrees.
Co-Chairs: Stephanie Guzman and Taylor Trudon
Young Professionals Programming
The Young Professionals Committee is here for that in-between phase between college and feeling like you have it all figured out (does anyone *ever* have it all figured out, though?). Aimed at members in their first five years after graduating, this committee connects you with other women in the same boat -- and prepares you with career essentials like how to ask for a raise, negotiate benefits and know your worth. The Young Professionals committee plans and executes several networking events, panels and happy hours throughout the year, including the successful "New Year, New You"; organizes a book club for committee members; and sends out regular emails with awesome job opportunities.
Chair: Megan Hess
Click HERE to view the 2016-2017 Platform Document
Scholarship Fundraising via CharityBuzz Committee
NYWICI supports a robust scholarship program for college students and grants for members to enhance and advance their careers. One of our most effective fundraising efforts is through the CharityBuzz online auction of “extraordinary experiences and luxuries". The NYWICI CharityBuzz Auction kicks off with the Matrix Awards, but continues throughout the year, working with members and supporters of NYWICI to offer one-of-a-kind experiences, extraordinary internships, etc., to CharityBuzz bidders worldwide. Our partnership with CharityBuzz has raised in excess of $500K, and all the money goes directly towards our scholarship program––to benefit women at every stage of their communication careers!
Co-Chairs: Francine Ryan