Committees

Consider Taking an Active Role in New York Women in Communications!

New York Women in Communications plans some great activities and events throughout the year, and welcomes your involvement to make each program successful.

To really make the most of your membership, get involved! Volunteer to serve on a committee. If you have expertise in any of the categories listed below, if you want to learn the skills in any of them or if you simply want to meet new people, then sign up now! You will recognize immediately that you are an important part of a wonderful, professional, vibrant organization.

It's simple: Contact the committee chair(s) listed below if you are interested in learning more about a committee or joining it.

NYWICI has the following committees to take part in:

You can also become active in NYWICI's Foundation Committees:

Please note: When contacting the committees through the following email addresses, please make sure that the subject of the email says, "NYWICI Committee Contact". This will ensure that your email is not considered spam. Thank you.

 

 

Integrated Marketing & Communications

Co-Chairs: Debora Coffey, Dimitra DeFotis, Michele Hush
Reach this committee at: imc@nywici.org

Communicating the right messages and image consistently and across all internal and external channels is a critical component to build and enhance the New York Women in Communications brand, build and support membership, and help establish its leadership as thought leaders and the “go to” source for information about women in communications and related issues.

This committee is responsible for PR/marketing, branding, the website and the print and email newsletters.

Learn more about the Integrated Marketing & Communications Committee

 

Membership

Co-Chairs: Diane Baranello and Melissa Weisstuch
Reach this committee at: membershipcommittee@nywici.org

This committee develops and implements strategies to identify and recruit new members and retain existing ones, creates new member benefit programs, drafts membership materials, and promotes alliances with other organizations with complementary goals. The committee also welcomes and orients new members into the organization and encourages volunteerism.

Learn more about the Membership Committee

 

Programming

Co-Chairs: Lori Greene and Ivy Li
Reach this committee at: programming@nywici.org

This committee develops and organizes programs that focus on fast-breaking trends and strategic issues affecting professional communicators, as well as programs that are relevant to careers in communications. The focus is improvement of specific skill fundamentals. Cocktails & Conversations, the first Tuesday of every month fall under this committee.

Committee members select program topics, secure speakers and venues, and coordinate general program arrangements.

Learn more about the Programming Committee 

 

Sponsorship

Chair: Erika Nardini
Reach this committee at: sponsorship@nywici.org

Members of this committee seek new sponsors and ensure current sponsors' satisfaction. The committee develops sponsorship and marketing programs for programming and student events. These enhance opportunities for companies and supporters to promote their services.

Learn more about the Sponsorship Committee

 

Student Affairs

Co-Chairs: Megan Hess and Julie Hochheiser Ilkovich
Reach this committee at: studentaffairscommittee@nywici.org


Helping the next generation of communications professionals chart a course toward success is the goal of this committee. A key event is the annual Student Career Conference featuring industry leaders sharing their wisdom. Young Professionals' Events throughout the year serve as resources for Student and Young Professional members. The committee also has a key role in administering the New York Women in Communications Foundation's generous scholarship program.

Learn more about the Student Affairs Committee 

 

Matrix Awards

The committee plans, promotes and conducts the annual April Matrix Awards luncheon. Expertise and/or services are needed in:

  • Development and Fundraising
  • Matrix Journal Advertising Sales
  • Matrix Journal Editorial
  • Program (including logistics, host/escort assignments and management)
  • Public Relations

To reach the Matrix Committee, write: info@nywici.org