The President of the Journalism and Women Symposium, according to the organization bylaws, serves as the chief executive officer of the organization. She directs staff and board members, presides at meetings, appoints committees, signs all written contracts and obligations of the organization, and speaks on behalf of JAWS. The president, most importantly, sets the tone and direction for JAWS.
A new year always brings new inspiration for me and there’s no shortage of that from JAWS members. As recounted in my December letter, we have enjoyed a tremendous year of growth and success, so let’s keep the momentum going and make sure that other women in journalism benefit from all our organization has to offer.
While celebrating the holidays and enjoying time with family and friends, December is also a time to take stock of the past year. …And it has been a consistently rewarding one through my leadership as President of Journalism & Women Symposium.
What a success! I am so awed by the 226 women who came to the 2012 Conference and Mentoring Project of Journalism & Women Symposium. From newspapers and magazines to documentaries and books to radio and blogs, the work being done by JAWS members is remarkable.
We have fielded an impressive group of women to join the Board of Directors for 2012-13, pending election by the general membership at our fall conference in October. Going off the board — with our great thanks for their service— are Teresa Puente (who has served for two years as Secretary), Peggy Orchowski, E.J. Graff, Charreah Jackson and Jessica Alpert.
The JAWS Board has selected the sites for our next three conferences, keeping in mind the membership’s desire to hold CAMP at a beautiful, affordable and accessible location. This is no easy task, especially when adding geographic diversity into the mix of criteria. But we try to please most members most of the time with a variety of selections and knowing in advance should help you — and the board — to plan.
The JAWS Board has selected the sites for our next three conferences, keeping in mind the membership’s desire for holding CAMP at a beautiful, affordable and accessible location. This is no easy task, especially when trying to get some geographic diversity into the mix of criteria. But we try to please most members most of the time with a variety of selections and knowing in advance should help you — and the board — to plan.
We are growing our membership! We are improving our website! We are planning for the future! I’m pleased to share several news items that will keep Journalism & Women Symposium moving forward in the coming year.
You know it was a good weekend when you’ve had to wash 12 champagne flutes and 64 wine glasses. But even better than the party was the reason for such celebrating.
This year I decided to give up New Year’s resolutions and focus on revolutions instead. Revolutions hold all kinds of potential for success, inspiration and meaningful change.