September 08, 2009

Advisory Board

Dear Collaborators,

I am putting out an open letter for anyone interested in becoming a member of the Women's Collaborative Circle Advisory Board. Please review and contact me with your interest.

September 8, 2009

I would like to invite you to participate in the development of the Women’s Collaborative Circle as an advisory board member. I believe that your participation would be instrumental in the ongoing developmental endeavors of the organization.

The Women’s Collaborative Circle (WCC) is a women-centered, feminist-based organization with a mission to support, empower, and educate women, providing an online space as well as a physical, free-standing center that allows for women to speak their minds and have their voices heard. From young girls to older adult women, the WCC provides individual counseling, support groups, workshops, educational programming, and a space to just be you! The WCC is a safe and nurturing environment for women to receive support, exchange information, and through personal and collective empowerment, create change.

At this time, the Women’s Collaborative Circle is an incorporated entity and has a website with numerous resources and information to generate thinking outside and inside of ourselves, provide information about our needs locally and globally, and act as a catapult for networking within the local Philadelphia community and beyond. Through networking efforts, the WCC has already been contacted by a number of individuals and organizations to offer words of praise and collaborative services.

What is needed now is you and your voice. Below is a description of qualities needed in a WCC board member as well as member responsibilities and expectations.

Desired Qualities of a WCC Advisory Board Member:
· An interest in the organization and belief in the importance of its mission.
· A shared women-centered, feminist vision for serving women’s needs locally and globally.
· A willingness to commit time, energy, and resources to the development of the WCC.
· A desire for personal and shared growth for yourself and fellow board members.
· An open mind and desire to have your unique voice heard.

· Participate (in person or via conference call) 3-4 board meetings per year.
· Participate in subcommittees.
· Open to other responsibilities as agreed upon by board members.

Current WCC Priorities:
· Form an active advisory board
· Establish 501 c (3) (non-profit) status
· Devise a business plan and budget
· Develop programming

I am aiming to have our first board meeting in November. If you are unable to attend in person, then I will make sure you are able to phone in on a conference call. Again, your voice, knowledge, and skills are very important to not only the WCC but women everywhere. I hope that you will consider becoming a member of the Women’s Collaborative Circle.

If you have any questions, thoughts or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me by phone at (610)930-3025 or by email at

Carly Goldberg MSW, LCSW
Founding Collaborator

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