Women in Business (WiB) is a student group on the University of Northern Iowa campus. We are a business organization, but we are open to any student who will one day work in the professional world. Our club is also not exclusively female, and we're more than happy to welcome male members. Our group was founded after two business students attended the Iowa Women of Innovation event and were inspired by the women they were able to meet and listen to. Upon returning to UNI, they wanted to join a group that promoted women in the workplace and found that there was not one...so they started their own.
WiB is founded on our SPINDLE principles. SPINDLE stands for:Synergy, Professionalism, Innovation, Networking, Development, Leadership, and Empowerment. A spindle is also defined as apin serving as an axis on which something revolves. This definition is appropriate for WiB since our goal is to build a community that revolves around those values.
We hope to educate, develop, and empower our members in order to help them succeed and achieve their goals in the professional world.
Meetings: WiB meetings are held bi-weekly in the Curris Business Building on the University of Northern Iowa campus. Meetings are at 7:00 pm on Monday nights.
Membership:Membership is open to any student who displays a vested interest in the organization, registers for membership on our website, and pays $20 dues each academic year. Funding from the dues will go towards WiB events and resources.
Section I.Women in Business at University of Northern Iowa Section II.Women in Business at the University of Northern Iowa (hereby referred to as WiB) strives to empower and develop students with an interest in the professional world.
At Women in Business we strive to promote:
Section III.Executive Board
VP of Member Relations
VP of Events
VP of Marketing and Public Relations
VP of Technology
VP of Fundraising
No one member shall hold more than one office in a given term; with the exception of Co-Presidents addendum and only if the need arises. Must be voted on by majority of Executive Board.
Section IV.Membership is open to any UNI student who displays a vested interest in the WE organization. Members must attend at least 70% of the meetings for each semester to be considered an active member. Excused absences are permitted at the discretion of the officers.
Section V.All officers must have been an active member of WiB for at least one semester preceding their term. They will be elected to these positions by an Officer vote, following an application and interview process. The process will be inducted as followed: President will be interviewed by Advisors and VP’s will be interviewed by Presidents and Advisors. If applicable, the departing officer will be involved in the interview process. The duties of officers are as follows:
President: Oversee Organizational Operations and Executive team
Makes all final organizational decisions (tie-breaker power votes)
Communicates regularly with other officers
Oversees general administrative functions
Ensures that other officers are performing their assigned duties
Hosts organizational meetings
Communicates with faculty and advisors
Creates meeting agendas
Vice President: Oversee Organization operations and merchandise
In the absence of the President, the Vice President will lead the meetings
Assists the President with communicating regularly with other officers
Assists the President in communicating with faculty and advisors
In charge of ordering organization merchandise
Assists President in making meeting agendas
Prepares budgets for events
*Co-Presidents: Assumes responsibilities of the President and Vice President
Duties are split at the discretion of the Presidents
Presidents must agree to make a tie-breaker vote
VP of Member Relations: Recruit all new members and handle retention events/retreats
Raises awareness of volunteer activities on campus, if needed
Recruits and maintains volunteer involvement among all students (individuals, other organizations, the Commons, etc.)
Records all member contact information and sends out organizational notices
Organize events to increase member engagement
Promotes awareness of the organizational values
Point of contact for all WiB members unless otherwise specified
VP of Events: Organize all fundraising and networking events
Plans events with aid from President and Adviser if needed
Acquire donations and funding for WiB
Main contact for sponsors and venues and other participants
Records all contact information for venues, sponsors, etc.
VP of Marketing and Public Relations: Implement marketing/public relations strategies and communications to public
Responsible for coordinating both internal and external publicity efforts
Drafts advertising campaigns
Communicates committee decisions with the Executive Board
Implements final advertising campaigns both on and off campus
Oversees all social media accounts
Raises awareness of volunteer activities on campus and off
VP of Technology: In charge of organization technology needs.
Creation and maintenance of blog and/or website
Maintains email account
Handles all photography for organization
Tracks and organizes all digital records for WiB
VP of Fundraising: In charge of all fundraising tasks.
Contacting community members for donations
Coordinating fundraising events with businesses
Secretary: In charge of organization records and meeting notes.
Oversees the digitization of all WiB records
In charge of recording and distributing meeting minutes
Assists VP of Member Relations in their duties
Treasurer: In charge of organization funds and monetary transactions.
Managing Veridian account, balancing checkbook, managing receipts and money transfers
Maintaining spreadsheet on Google Drive outlining spending
Managing Square account
On-Campus Advisor(s): Advise chapter on campus related resources and policies; assist in events initiated by WiB.
Final financial decisions
Manage and maintain financial accounts
**All officers are responsible for attending all meetings and events for Women in Business at UNI .
Section VI. General Meeting Information
Time andlocation information
Meetings will occur on a bi-weekly basis, additional meetings to be added upon discretion of Executive Board
Executive Board Meetings will be held on a bi weekly basis OR at the discretion of the President and Adviser
Meeting location will be in Curris and determined by the Executive Board
Exact meetings dates will be determined during the academic semester
Procedure for calling additional meetings
Email must be distributed to individuals expected to attend
Required notice of mandatory meetings
Officer must distribute an email detailing the date, time, and location of the meeting 3 days prior to the meeting
Fliers/social media may be posted advertising the meeting for recruitment purposes (i.e. Facebook, Twitter etc.)
Quorum: For a vote to be passed, 2/3 of the Executive Board must be in agreement
Parliamentary procedures will be followed
Order of Business
Guest speaker (if applicable)
VP's discuss operations
President discusses organization updates and upcoming meetings/events
Section VIII.No changes will be officially made to this constitution without a vote of the Executive Board. At least 2/3 of the Executive Board members must be present to vote.