The DC Web Women Steering Committee (DCWW-SC) is a governing board made up of committee volunteers who manage the regular operations of the organization. DCWW-SC members discuss organizational business, plan activities and events, as well as propose and vote on organization policy.
Who makes up the DCWW Steering Committee?
The DCWW-SC is made up of Officers and Committee Directors.
The Officers are:
Steering Committee Director
Assistant Steering Committee Director
Officers also serve on the DCWW Executive Board.
The Committee Directors are:
Career Development Director
Speaker Series Director
Community Forum Director
Girls Rock On the Web (GROW) Director
How often does the DCWW Steering Committee meet?
The DCWW-SC meets every other month (except for November/December) and at an annual Leadership Forum in the Fall for a total of six meetings a year. Attendance is mandatory for 4 out of 5 meetings (Leadership Forum is excluded).
Where are meetings held?
Meetings are held at the local offices of DC-based companies who have graciously offered the use of their conference room. If your company would like to sponsor an upcoming DCWW Steering Committee at your office, please contact the Steering Committee Director.
How are decisions made?
Decisions are made at most meetings. In order to vote, you must be an Officer or a Committee Director and be present during the time of voting. Voting is out in the open and any policy changes must be voted on by the majority present.
Generally, a member of the Steering Committee will present a motion to be decided on, followed by discussion, and then a vote. If it is a major policy change, there may be additional discussion pre- and post-meeting before a vote.
All DCWW-SC votes are recorded in the Steering Committee Meeting Minutes complied by the Secretary and posted on the DCWW website for the public.
Why aren’t policy changes voted on by the DCWW membership?
Because the organization is so large, there is no real efficient way to post motions, have controlled organization-wide discussions, and measure majority vote. Online surveys, while an excellent tool to measure sentiment, is still not a 100% accurate method to tally majority vote for an organization of 3000 or more people.
How can I find out about when the next DCWW Steering Committee meeting will be held?
All DCWW-SC meeting details are posted in advance of the meeting on the Events page of the DCWW website.
How can I find out about what was discussed at the last DCWW Steering Committee?
All DCWW-SC meeting minutes are posted to the DCWW website generally 3 to 5 days after the meeting. Visit the DCWW Steering Committee Meeting Minutes page to review past meeting minutes.
For additional questions and concerns regarding the DCWW Steering Committee, please contact the Steering Committee Director.