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Do you have a burning desire to be involved with issues that affect women of foreign origin and immigrants living in Iceland? Would you be interested in networking with other people, agencies and associations who have the same interest and are working hard on these issues?

W.O.M.E.N in Iceland is now accepting applications for the seats on our board and alternates (2 seats on board and 7 alternates) for our upcoming elections on November 07, 2018 at our Annual General Meeting. We encourage all women of foreign origin to apply for a seat on the board. Due to unforeseen circumstances, two of our board members had to step down and those seats are now open to applicants.

What is the difference between holding a seat on the board or being an alternate?

The board members and the alternate members sit at the same meetings and discuss all actions the board takes concerning W.O.M.E.N. The board makes the final decisions concerning the association. If a member from the board steps down, one of the alternates, if they agree, will take their seat. Otherwise, there is really not much of a difference – we do not treat any member differently than the other. All board members serve a 2 year term.

What might be expected of me as a board member or alternate?

– Get involved with the projects that we are currently working on by assisting their fellow board members and be willing to head up a project in the future if needed

– Be a representative of W.O.M.E.N at meetings and conferences in Iceland and if they can, abroad as well

– Take at least one shift every 4-8 weeks at peer counselling on Tuesday evenings with other members

– Attend board meetings (approximately every 4-6 weeks)

– Take a shift checking email and Facebook page every 7 weeks.

What are the requirements to apply?

-The applicant must be a woman of foreign origin living in Iceland and experience themselves as an immigrant
-Have the ability to read and speak Icelandic (Does not have to be perfect)
-Have a desire to work on issues concerning women of foreign origin and immigration in Iceland.

How do I apply?

Send an email to info@womeniniceland.is with the following information no later than  October 31st, 2018:

*E-mail address
*Telephone number
*Short summary of your experience and objectives for running for the seat (e.g. what goals you would like to achieve as the member of the board)

Please note that all board members and alternates are volunteers.
For more information about our association and our work please refer to our homepage.