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Committees

Executive Committee

Melanie Damian
Executive Committee Chair

Members: Danet Linares, Lucy Morillo, Ann Machado and Katy Sorenson

Committee Description/Responsibilities: The Committee is comprised of the Officers of the Board: President, Vice-President/President Elect, Secretary, Treasurer and the immediate Past President. The EC is responsible together with the IWF Administrators to ensure professional execution of events and for ensuring that IWF Florida’s activities are in held in alignment with the mission: “As a global organization, we come together across national and international boundaries to share knowledge and ideas, enrich each other’s lives, provide a network of support and open possibilities for the next generation of women leaders” and Strategic Plan (as updated from time to time by the Members and the Board).

Communications Committee

Lillian Tamayo
Communications Committee Chair

Members: Laura Berger, Brenda Freeman, Christine Barney, Patricia Thorp (Newsletter Editor), Ann Machado, Toni Randolph

Committee Description/Responsibilities: The Committee is responsible (with the Board input and oversight and with the assistance of the IWF Administrators) for the organization’s communication strategy and execution to ensure IWF Florida Members are able to meet the Organization’s mission to share knowledge and ideas, enrich each other’s lives, provide a network of support and open possibilities for the next generation of women leaders.

Dine-Around Committee

Beth Dunlop
Dine-Around Committee Co-Chair
Loretta Ciraldo
Dine-Around Committee Co-Chair

Committee Description/Responsibilities: Plan and ensure professional execution of 7 large program driven dinner events annually providing opportunities for members to interact between September and June. The Committee is responsible for recruiting the Hostesses for each Dine-Around and working with Administrators to ensure Dine Arounds are promoted and executed professionally. The Dine Around Committee is also responsible for assisting in recruiting hostesses for the 3 annual small Dine Arounds annually and assisting in promoting and ensuring the success of such small Dine Arounds.

Lunch and Learn Committee

Aura Reinhardt
Lunch and Learn Committee Co-Chair
Claudia Kotchka
Lunch and Learn Committee Co-Chair
Carol Schoffel Faber
Lunch and Learn Committee Co-Chair

Committee Description/Responsibilities: Plan 6-10 program or member driven Dutch-Treat lunch events annually providing opportunities for members to interact and share knowledge and ideas at lunch time between September and June.

Board Nominating Committee

Danet Linares
Board Nominating Committee Chair

Members: Danet Linares, Toni Randolph, Teresa Weintraub

Committee Description/Responsibilities: Members of the NMC shall serve for a period of two years. The NMC will be responsible for assembling a list of prospective new members. Once the list has been assembled, the NMC will perform due diligence on each prospective new member (i.e. contacting active members in the proposed new members’ profession for feedback on the prospective new member and research on each proposed member) to ensure that the prospective new member meets the criteria for membership in the International Women’s Forum. The NMC shall make use of the IWF guidelines established by IWF Headquarters in Washington DC in selecting proposed new members. The NMC will present a ballot of nominees including a brief bio and general membership comments, if any, to the IWF Board and the Board will then vote on the nominees at a closed meeting. A new member will be accepted for membership by a majority vote of the Board.

Engagement and Value Added Programming

Members: Danet Linares (Chair), Dorothy Eisenberg, Julie Greiner, Debi Hoffman, Susan Werth,  Saida Koita, Suzanne Delehanty

Committee Description/Responsibilities: The Committee is responsible for providing suggestions to the Dine-Around and the Lunch & Learn Committees as to content and locations and to plan and execute between 2-6 additional value added programs each year that are in addition to Dine Arounds and Lunch & Learns and which provide added insight for members, service within the parameters of IWF Forum, behind the scenes opportunities or special access that you can only get because you are a Forum member or an opportunity to network or mentor each other and/or explore interesting venues.

New Member Nominating Committee

Emily Berlin
New Member Nominating Committee Chair

Members: Melanie Damian, Lucy Morillo, Rebecca Lipsey, Ana Siegel, Cheryl Little and Jeannie Jacobs

Committee Description/Responsibilities: Members of the NMC shall serve for a period of two years. The NMC will be responsible for assembling a list of prospective new members. Once the list has been assembled, the NMC will perform due diligence on each prospective new member (i.e. contacting active members in the proposed new members’ profession for feedback on the prospective new member and research on each proposed member) to ensure that the prospective new member meets the criteria for membership in the International Women’s Forum. The NMC shall make use of the IWF guidelines established by IWF Headquarters in Washington DC in selecting proposed new members. The NMC will present a ballot of nominees including a brief bio and general membership comments, if any, to the IWF Board and the Board will then vote on the nominees at a closed meeting. A new member will be accepted for membership by a majority vote of the Board.