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Learn More About Board Service

Thank you for your interest in serving on NAWMBA's National Board of Directors where our mission is to help move more women into leadership positions.  

We are seeking candidates who are passionate about our mission and have expertise/resources in the following areas: 

  • Finance
  • Legal/Governance
  • IT
  • Business Development
  • HR
  • Marketing/Communications/Public Relations/Media Relations


NAWMBA currently has two levels of Board Membership:

 Board of Directors (BOD) - Business professionals/executives with 10+ years of experience in managerial or entrepreneurial positions.  Must have a Master’s degree.  Prior board experience is also a plus.

 Professional Advisory Board (PAB) - Business professionals with 5+ years of experience in managerial     or entrepreneurial positions.  Must have Master’s degree.

  •  PAB members provide support to the Board of Directors by serving on Committees within their field of knowledge and expertise
  •  Each newly elected member shall first serve on our Professional Advisory Board (PAB) for a term of no less than one year
  • Following at least one year of demonstrated contribution to NAWMBA’s mission, PAB members can be voted to full board Director


Board Responsibilities:

As the highest leadership body of National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA) and to satisfy its fiduciary duties, the board is responsible for:

  • defining the mission and vision of the organization
  • strategic and organizational planning
  • ensuring strong fiduciary oversight and financial management
  • fundraising and resource development
  • approving and monitoring NAWMBA’s programs and services
  • enhancing NAWMBA’s public image
  • assessing its own performance as the governing body of NAWMBA
  • selecting and evaluating performance of the Staff



Each individual board member is expected to:

  • know the organization’s mission, policies, programs, and needs
  • faithfully read and understand the organization’s financial statements
  • serve as active advocates and ambassadors for the organization and fully engage in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for NAWMBA to advance its mission
  • leverage connections, networks, and resources to develop collective action to fully achieve NAWMBA’s mission
  • give a meaningful personal financial donation
  • help identify personal connections that can benefit the organization’s fundraising and reputational standing, and can influence public policy
  • prepare for, attend, and conscientiously participate in Monthly board meetings
  • participate fully in one or more committees
  • uphold the organization’s bylaws, policies, and board resolutions
  • sign an annual conflict-of-interest disclosure and update it during the year if necessary, as well as disclose potential conflicts before meetings and actual conflicts during meetings
  • maintain confidentiality about all internal matters of NAWMBA


Time Commitment:


Virtual Meetings (monthly) - 2 to 4 hours

  • Board Meetings (conference call)
  • Committee Meetings (conference call)

In-Person Meetings (annually) - 4 days

  • Board Retreat (Spring) 
  • Board Meeting/Conference (Fall) 


Other - as schedule permits

  • Professional and Student Chapter Meetings/Events (in-person or conference calls)
  • Give-Get-Do Activities (in-person or conference calls)



To learn more about becoming a member of our Board, please submit the following to

  1. Complete application form below
  2.  Attach resume
  3. Attach signed copy of the conflict of interest and confidentiality agreements (Download documents here).