Today, the Women's Leadership Board is comprised of 150 individuals and corporations, each of whom has been nominated for membership by the Executive Committee of the Board and confirmed by the Women and Public Policy Program for inclusion. The following details the Women's Leadership Board's work:
- Support WAPPP and engage with the program in the areas of research, teaching, training and outreach.
- Using their experience and expertise, serve as an effective communicator and promoter of the gender research created by WAPPP. Promote the work of Harvard Kennedy School faculty to help advance the overall role of women in society.
- Participate in WLB meetings, as well as other WAPPP events and Harvard Kennedy School events.
- Support the next generation of women leaders. Work with WAPPP to support research, fellowships, and internships.
In addition to active involvement in each of these areas, the members of the Women's Leadership Board may participate in learning and networking activities at Harvard University and throughout the world to build a network of influential women committed to philanthropically supporting the research agenda of the Women and Publid Policy Program.
CRITERIA OF MEMBERSHIP
- Candidates for membership must be pre-eminent in their chosen field and have attained recognized positions of leadership within it.
- Candidates must support the mission of the Women and Public Policy Program and have a demonstrated commitment to the advancement of women.
- Candidates should have circles of influence beyond their professional sphere and participate in community, national or international causes.
REQUIREMENTS OF MEMBERS
- Board members participate in board meetings.
- Board members may be asked to participate in mentoring activities.
- Board members may be asked to share relevant expertise in Women's Leadership Board executive training programs.
- All Board members engage philanthropically with the Women and Public Policy Program through her/his company or personally with a minimum annual contribution of $10,000.
Prospective members are nominated by Harvard Kennedy School officials and existing members.