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2023-2025
Leadership Selection

We’re looking for dedicated women who are excited about leading Soapbox Women into its next phase of growth. The current board has accomplished so much over the past two years, and it’s our time to share the power with others and allow new voices to lead this community forward. 

Executive Board
Commuity Chairs

Selection Process

LEADERSHIP MISSION:
The fundamental mission of the Soapbox Leadership Team is to create strong leaders that can work together within the Soapbox Community and larger Entertainment Industry to promote connection, collaboration, and creativity. 

AGREEMENTS:

We begin all Soapbox meetings and events with our Agreements. A beloved part of our culture, the use of agreements sets the tone for a free exchange of ideas and opinions, respect for a diversity of views, and a shared responsibility for the well-being and direction of the group.

 

We agree to:

  1. Actively listen to each other with curiosity and compassion

  2. Grant ourselves permission to bring up difficult questions or feedback

  3. Make space for everyone

  4. Hold this conversation and discussion in the safety of confidentiality

 

PROCESS:

  • In order to preserve momentum and progress, we will hold a Leadership Selection every January, selecting one person per role that will serve a two year term. This will result in each position having two co-leaders, who will serve a staggered two year term. 

  • Applications will be blindly evaluated using a rubric by the current Leadership Team, to ensure all applicants are fairly considered for their preferred leadership role. It doesn’t matter how connected you are, if you are passionate about Soapbox and committed to leadership, we welcome you to apply!

TIMELINE:

Monday, January 9

Thursday, January 19 @ 7:30p

Wednesday, January 25 @ 7:30p

Wednesday, February 1

Wednesday, February 8

Saturday, February 25 @ 10a

Saturday, March 4 @ 4p

Saturday, March 11 @ 10a

Selection Application Opens

Leadership Selection Info Session 

Join Co-Presidents, Ileanna Sawyer and Celia Ryan, to learn more about the Leadership Selection Process and ask questions!

State of Soapbox Women

Meet your current Leadership Team, learn about upcoming events, and find out how Soapbox Women will be leveling up for 2023! We’ll also hold a short Q&A following this meeting to answer any questions about the Leadership Selection Process.

Selection Application Due

2023-2025 Leadership Team Results

Leaders will be notified via email.

Executive Board & Leadership Team -  Monthly Meeting     

The 2023-2025 Leadership Team is invited to join the outgoing Leadership Team for our monthly meeting! We’ll install the new leadership team and run through our monthly business and upcoming events.

Leadership Team In-Person Mixer        

A chance for the incoming and outgoing Leadership Teams to connect in person!

Executive Board & Leadership Team -  Monthly Meeting

 

 

Leadership Committee

TIME COMMITTMENT

  • 1-2 hours per week

  • Monthly leadership meetings

COMMUNITY CHAIRS

 

Chair, Soapbox Editors

  • Attend monthly leadership meetings and lead Soapbox Editor Committee meetings as needed.

  • Maintain a safe space for editors, editors-to-be, and those interested in editing to gather and connect.

  • Ensure that all events and messages align with the SBW mission statement to empower and promote women.

  • Host quarterly events geared towards Soapbox Editor members.

  • Past events have included: Between 3 Editors and Soapbox Editors Happy Hours.

 

Chair, Soapbox Design

  • Attend monthly leadership meetings and lead Soapbox Design Committee meetings as needed.

  • Maintain a safe space for members that work in the design side of Soapbox to gather and connect.

  • Ensure that all events and messages align with the SBW mission statement to empower and promote women.

  • Host quarterly events geared towards Soapbox Design members.

  • Past events have included: Soapbox Design Happy Hours.

Chair, Soapbox Moms

  • Attend monthly leadership meetings and lead Soapbox Moms Committee meetings as needed.

  • Maintain a safe space for moms, moms-to-be, and not-yet-moms to gather and connect.

  • Ensure that all events and messages align with the SBW mission statement to empower and promote women.

  • Moderate FB group and send out surveys periodically to gauge what the needs of the group are.

  • Host quarterly events geared towards Soapbox Moms members.

  • Past events have included: Between 3 Moms: Multiple Paths to Motherhood, Soapbox Moms Happy Hours, Financing Parenthood, Antiracist Parenting, etc. 

Chair, Women of Color

  • Attend monthly leadership meetings and lead Soapbox WOC Committee meetings as needed.

  • Maintain a safe space for members of Color to gather and connect.

  • Ensure that all events and messages align with the SBW mission statement to empower and promote women.

  • Moderate FB group and send out surveys periodically to gauge what the needs of the group are.

  • Host quarterly events geared towards Soapbox WOC members.

  • Past events have included: Soapbox WOC Happy Hours and WOC Color Checks. 

 

COMMITTEES

 

Committee Member, Leadership Team

  • Assist the Executive Board and Leadership Team with programming, community projects, or upcoming initiatives.

  • Attend monthly leadership meetings.

Committee Member, Soapbox Editors

  • Brainstorm and plan new events with the Soapbox Editors Chair.

  • Attend monthly Leadership Meetings.

Committee Member, Soapbox Design

  • Brainstorm and plan new events with the Soapbox Design Chair.

  • Attend monthly Leadership Meetings.

Committee Member, Soapbox Moms

  • Brainstorm and plan new events with the Soapbox Moms Chair.

  • Moderate FB Group and come up with ideas for new offerings based on needs.

  • Arrange logistics for events.

  • Share inspiring and relevant content to the FB Group and engage with other members' content. 

Committee Member, Soapbox Women of Color

  • Brainstorm and plan new events with the Soapbox WOC Chair.

  • Moderate FB Group and come up with ideas for new offerings based on needs.

  • Arrange logistics for events.

  • Share inspiring and relevant content to the FB Group and engage with other members' content.

Committee Positions

Executive Board

TIME COMMITTMENT

  • 6-10 hours per week

  • Monthly leadership meetings

President

  • Oversee the Soapbox Leadership Team, consisting of the Executive Board and Leadership Committee.

  • Facilitate monthly leadership meetings to oversee organization initiatives, programming, and membership, ensuring execution and progress. 

  • Work alongside respective Vice Presidents on Culture & Equity, Finance, Membership, Mentorship, Programming, and Public Relations initiatives and goals.

  • Host annual State of Soapbox Women and attend Soapbox events and panels.

  • Partner with Advisory Team on top level organization initiatives.

  • Requirement: President applicants are required to have served a previous term on the Leadership Team. 

Advisor

  • Attend monthly leadership meetings.
    Collaborate with the President on top level organization initiatives.

  • Provide organizational historical context in leadership meetings and conversations, as needed. 

  • Requirement: Advisor applicants are required to have served a previous term on the Leadership Team. 

 

Vice President, Culture & Equity

  • Attend monthly leadership meetings.

  • Set milestones and goals with the Executive Board to ensure execution of the Soapbox 2.0 Diversity and Inclusion plan.

  • Partner with the Vice President, Membership to create annual Soapbox Member Survey to better understand the member experience and use results to shape next steps.

  • Work with President to program annual DEI training for the Soapbox Leadership Team. 

  • Ensure an inclusive approach to event programming by participating in the event request process, bringing diverse voices and perspectives to our panels and workshops.
     

Vice President, Finance

  • Attend monthly leadership meetings.

  • Balance the monthly and yearly budget, file taxes at year's end, ensure all money from events is received, deposited, and noted/balanced.

  • Administer reimbursements when necessary.

  • Handle all communication with the bank and bookkeeper, partnering with President as necessary.

Vice President, Membership

  • Attend monthly leadership meetings.

  • Maintain Soapbox membership records and oversees the addition of new members to organization via Member Clicks. 

  • Manage communication to membership including Facebook Group, Newsletter, and membership email account.

  • Partner with the Vice President, Culture & Equity to create annual Soapbox Member Survey to better understand the member experience and use results to shape next steps.

VP Mentorship

  • Attend monthly leadership meetings.

  • Oversee and program the Soapbox Small Group Mentorship Program.

  • Generate ideas and collaborate with Leadership Team on new mentorship opportunities.

 

Vice President, Public Relations

  • Attend monthly leadership meetings.

  • Oversee member engagement efforts on social media channels and maintain website.

  •  Facilitate the “Member Spotlight” every week.

  • Create organization graphics in Canva account. (No design experience necessary)

 

Vice President, Programming

  • Attend monthly leadership meetings.

  • Generate ideas and collaborate with the Leadership Team on new programming opportunities.

  • Oversee Soapbox Master Calendar and facilitate Event Request process.

  • Update website and Member Clicks with programming details.

Leadership Committee

TIME COMMITTMENT

  • 1-2 hours per week

  • Monthly leadership meetings

COMMUNITY CHAIRS

Chair, Soapbox Design

  • Attend monthly leadership meetings and lead Soapbox Design Committee meetings as needed.

  • Maintain a safe space for members that work in the design side of Soapbox to gather and connect.

  • Ensure that all events and messages align with the SBW mission statement to empower and promote women.

  • Host quarterly events geared towards Soapbox Design members.

  • Past events have included: Soapbox Design Happy Hours.
     

Chair, Soapbox Editors

  • Attend monthly leadership meetings and lead Soapbox Editor Committee meetings as needed.

  • Maintain a safe space for editors, editors-to-be, and those interested in editing to gather and connect.

  • Ensure that all events and messages align with the SBW mission statement to empower and promote women.

  • Host quarterly events geared towards Soapbox Editor members.

  • Past events have included: Between 3 Editors and Soapbox Editors Happy Hours.

Chair, Soapbox Moms

  • Attend monthly leadership meetings and lead Soapbox Moms Committee meetings as needed.

  • Maintain a safe space for moms, moms-to-be, and not-yet-moms to gather and connect.

  • Ensure that all events and messages align with the SBW mission statement to empower and promote women.

  • Moderate FB group and send out surveys periodically to gauge what the needs of the group are.

  • Host quarterly events geared towards Soapbox Moms members.

  • Past events have included: Between 3 Moms: Multiple Paths to Motherhood, Soapbox Moms Happy Hours, Financing Parenthood, Antiracist Parenting, etc. 

Chair, Soapbox Women of Color

  • Attend monthly leadership meetings and lead Soapbox WOC Committee meetings as needed.

  • Maintain a safe space for members of color to gather and connect.

  • Ensure that all events and messages align with the SBW mission statement to empower and promote women.

  • Moderate FB group and send out surveys periodically to gauge what the needs of the group are.

  • Host quarterly events geared towards Soapbox WOC members.

  • Past events have included: Soapbox WOC Happy Hours and WOC Color Checks. 

 

COMMITTEES​

 

Committee Member, Leadership Team

  • Assist the Executive Board and Leadership Team with programming, community projects, or upcoming initiatives.

  • Attend monthly leadership meetings.

Committee Member, Soapbox Design

  • Brainstorm and plan new events with the Soapbox Design Chair.

  • Attend monthly Leadership Meetings.
     

Committee Member, Soapbox Editors

  • Brainstorm and plan new events with the Soapbox Editors Chair.

  • Attend monthly Leadership Meetings.​​

Committee Member, Soapbox Moms​

  • Brainstorm and plan new events with the Soapbox Moms Chair.

  • Moderate FB Group and come up with ideas for new offerings based on needs.

  • Arrange logistics for events.

  • Share inspiring and relevant content on Soapbox social media. 

Committee Member, Soapbox Women of Color​

  • Brainstorm and plan new events with the Soapbox WOC Chair.

  • Moderate FB Group and come up with ideas for new offerings based on needs.

  • Arrange logistics for events.

  • Share inspiring and relevant content on Soapbox social media. 

Selection Process
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