The MWI Advisory Council is comprised of approximately 12-15 Directors, primarily from the Pacific Northwest region. Members serve three-year terms renewable for three terms. Representation reflects diverse backgrounds and business sectors.
The MWI Advisory Council includes four standing committees in support of MWI. Committees meet informally during the year to develop initiatives, set priorities, and address new opportunities.
The Governance Committee is responsible for appointing the Chair and Vice Chair. This committee will focus its efforts on recruiting new Council members, in coordination with the Council. The committee is also responsible for updating and/or amending Council By-Laws, and thoughtful updating and documentation of Council records.
The Advancement Committee coordinates the annual Council member gift campaign in support of the Milgard Women’s Initiative. In addition, the committee and Council will partner with the CLSR Executive Director and UWT Advancement to identify potential organizations and companies for grants or donations to MWI.
Program Development Committee
The Program Development committee focuses on the creation and incubation of new programs; additional committees may be formed as programs are launched and move past the incubation phase of development. The current Program Development committee focuses on the implementation of the Inspired Speaker series, the development of a high school leadership development program for young women in the South Sound, and the development of professional and continuing education opportunities for professional women in the region.
The MWI Mentoring Program committee is responsible for recruiting and selecting MWI Mentors from the South Sound community, inviting student applications to be mentees and making selections, matching mentors and mentees, and developing programing to support the mentoring relationship. The Mentoring Program committee may also develop new mentoring programs targeted to specific groups of students at the UWT Milgard School of Business, such as an undergraduate mentoring program.