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Board of Trustees Student Nominations

Board of Trustees Student Nominations

Do you know or are you an undergraduate or graduate student passionate about advancing women and nonbinary technologists? Submit a nomination for the Board of Trustees today!

Purpose seeks two student members — one graduate and one undergraduate — to join our Board. These roles aim to cultivate future nonprofit board leaders and support women in technology.

Benefits for Students

  • Gain practical experience in strategic nonprofit governance.
  • Insight into Board member roles and challenges.
  • Expand professional networks in academia and beyond.

Benefits for

  • Diverse perspectives and demographic richness.
  • Community outreach to universities.
  • Engagement with emerging leaders committed to our mission.

Student Expectations

  • Serve a two-year term starting September 1.
  • Attend three Board meetings annually (locations vary).
  • Participate in at least one Board committee.
  • Resign membership by August 31 of the second year.
  • Attend the annual Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC).

Nominating Process

  • Open to graduate students of all gender identities.
  • Self-nominations and peer nominations encouraged.
  • Nomination review by committee members.
  • Final selection by the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committees and Board vote.


  • July 1: Call for nominations distributed.
  • July 19: Nominations close.
  • Late July: Top five graduate candidates selected.
  • Early-Mid August: Interviews with final candidates.
  • Mid-August: Selection committee deliberations and notifications.
  • August 23: First Board meeting for selected student trustees.
  • October 8-11: Attendance at Grace Hopper Celebration in Philadelphia.

Ready to nominate yourself or a peer? Submit your nomination now and shape the future of women in technology!

Apply HERE