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.
Women in Business at University of Northern Iowa Constitution
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 Development
VP of Events
VP of Marketing
VP of Technology
VP of Fundraising
VP of Finance
VP of Community Outreach
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. The option to have an assistant for any executive position may be in effect if VP is not able to fulfill duties for the entire term. The change in any executive position needs to be approved by the advisor.
Section IV.Membership is open to any UNI student who displays a vested interest in the WiB organization. Membership dues will be $20 for the entire school year, with option of $15 per one semester. A $5 late fee will be assessed if a member decides to join WiB after the closing date for dues.
Section V.All officers must have been an active member of WiB for at least one semester preceding their term. The positions will be open and available to every member . The election process will be as follows: President candidate(s) will be interviewed by the Advisor(s) and outgoing president if that president is not running for another position. VPs and Secretary will be interviewed by outgoing President and Advisor(s). If applicable, the departing officers 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 advisor(s)
POC for all WiB members unless otherwise specified
Vice President: Assists Oversight of Organization operations
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
Responsible for the reservation of meeting venue
*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 Finance: Responsible for all money transactions and budgets.
Manages all bank accounts
Manages receipts and money transfers
Manages spreadsheet on Google Drive outlining spending
VP of Member Development: Recruit all new members and handle retention events/retreats
Records all member contact information and sends out organizational notices
Organize events to increase member engagement
Promotes awareness of the organizational values
VP of Events: Organize all professional networking events
Plans events with aid from President and Advisor(s) if needed
Main contact for sponsors and venues and other participants
Records all contact information for venues, sponsors, etc.
VP of Marketing:Implement any marketing/communications to various publics
Responsible for coordinating both internal and external publicity efforts
Drafts and Implements advertising campaigns both on and off campus
Oversees all social media accounts
Handles all photography for organization
VP of Technology: In charge of organization technology needs.
Creation and maintenance of blog and/or website
Controls WiB online presence
Updates and creates events on calendar
VP of Community Outreach:
Raises awareness of volunteer activities on campus, if needed
Recruits and maintains volunteer involvement among all students (individuals, other organizations, the Commons, etc.)
VP of Fundraising: Contacting community members for donations.
Acquire donations and funding for WiB
Oversee Organization operations and merchandise
Raises awareness of fundraising activities on campus and off
Secretary: In charge of organizing records and meeting notes.
Oversees the digitization of all WiB records
In charge of recording and distributing meeting minutes
Organizes executive meeting location
Creates meeting agendas
On-Campus Advisor(s) – Advise chapter on campus related resources and policies; assist in events initiated by WiB.
Final financial decisions
Oversees financial accounts and special funding accounts
All officers are responsible for attending all meetings and events for Women in Business at UNI. All absences must be approved by president and or advisor. Unexcused absences will result in:
Meet with president
Meet with advisor and president
Removal from executive board
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 off-weeks and on a biweekly basis OR at the discretion of the President and Advisor
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 at least 3 days prior to the meeting
Fliers/social media may be posted advertising the meeting for recruitment purposes (i.e. Facebook posts, Tweets, 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
President discusses upcoming meetings
Special guest speaker, if available
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.