The CWF Committee is elected by its members at the annual general assembly which normally takes place in March or April for a period of two years. The Committee presents its programs for the term and the achievements are reviewed at the following assembly where updates are made for the second half of the Committee’s tenure.
The Committee is formed of at least six members including the mandatory role of the President and the Treasurer. The Committee members may be re-elected for one additional two-year term. A further two year term is only possible if a member of the Committee runs for president and is elected. The
President may serve a maximum term of two years, with a possible renewal of one year as long as the total number of years as a member of the Committee does not exceed six consecutive years.
Eligibility for positions in the Committee is open and can be addressed to the incumbent Committee for review. Often, current members assist the CWF to find their own successors and hence facilitate the succession planning of the Committee.
The Committee executes the decisions of the General Assembly and is responsible for the management of the CWF. According to its bylaws, the Committee meets at least three times per year, although in reality, its members meet on a monthly basis. During such meetings they:
Discuss, plan and develop the Forum’s activities, initiatives and special projects.
Deliberate on the admission of new members.
Discuss any relevant issues brought to the Committee for decision.
The current Committee is comprised of the members appearing on the above picture and on the next page. Each of them serves the interests of the Forum on a fully volunteer basis. While each member is responsible for her respective area, all the Committee members regularly exchange experiences, ideas and practical suggestions for the betterment of the Forum’s mission, interests and venues. The Committee’s main role is to guarantee the visibility of the association in the professional and economic environment, to propose conferences and other events of interest to the members, as well as to promote and actively participate in projects linked to professional women’s issues. The Committee also protects the interests of the alliances it has forged with sister women organizations, corporate members and other entities promoting women talent.
Becoming a member of the Committee requires an unwavering commitment to the CWF, its goal and its members. We encourage all members to actively participate in the various events and warmly welcome those women who seek to take on a contributory role at directing the evolution and success of our association.