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Call for New Board of Directors

Board of Directors
Call for Nominations

The Indigenous Women’s Business Network (IWBN) is pleased to announce the call for applications to serve on the

2023-2025 Board of Directors.


We are looking for some incredible women interested in helping the Indigenous Women’s Business Network reach its purpose in supporting Indigenous women grow their business – nationwide.


We are seeking dedicated and resourceful Indigenous women interested in serving on our Board of Directors.


We are currently recruiting for positions of Treasurer and Regional Business Directors (5 positions).


The Board will consist of 9 Indigenous women (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit) who are members in good standing and reflect a diversity of skill, business knowledge, and geography. Indigenous women aged 16 and older are encouraged to apply.


Applicants must be a member of the IWBN and membership can be purchased here immediately before submitting your application.


Last day to apply is July 31, 2023.


Apply online here.


Questions?  Contact Nicole McLaren, at

Board of Directors - Roles & Responsibilties

Board Role and Responsibilities

Position Title:  Member of the IWBN Board of Directors


Length of Term:  Two years


Reports To:  Entire Board of Directors and IWBN Membership



The board of directors is legally and ethically responsible for all activities of the organization. 


To that end, it:

  1. Determines how the organization will carry out its mission through long and short-range planning

  2. Adopts an annual budget and provides fiscal oversight

  3. Recruits, orients, and develops other board members

  4. Hires and evaluates the performance of the Chief Executive Officer

  5. Evaluates its own performance and the overall performance of the organization in achieving the mission

  6. Establishes policies and procedures for the effective management of the organization



  • Understand and promote the organization’s mission

  • Be familiar with the organization’s programs, policies, and operations

  • Attend board meetings and appropriate committee meetings

  • Actively serve on at least one committee and offer to take on special assignments as they arise

  • Review agenda and supporting documents prior to meetings

  • Make an annual in-kind contribution to the organization commensurate with ability

  • Participate in fundraising activities and special events

  • Strictly adhere to conflict of interest policies

  • Strictly adhere to confidentiality policies


Time Demands (approximate):

  • Attend and actively participate in at least 75% of board meetings (8 monthly board meetings, approximately 2 hours in length, on the 1st Monday of the month)

  • Attend and actively participate in the annual planning retreat (1 weekend)

  • Attend and actively participate in the annual meeting (approx. 3 - 4 hours)

  • Attend special events, such as fundraisers


Financial and Resource Development Expectations:

  • Participate in and promote fundraising events

  • Recruit sponsors, as needed

  • Identify and cultivate potential donors

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