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    We’re hiring – new role of Executive Director

    We are now seeking to recruit a part time Executive Director, to help lead the next phase of our gro see more

    We were established to build a more diverse and inclusive community that will help shape the products and solutions developed by the identity industry. 

    Our Vision is to ensure that identity solutions intended FOR everyone are built BY everyone.  And our Mission is to inspire, elevate and support a more diverse workforce across a variety of roles and sectors within the identity ecosystem.


    Our teams should be as diverse as the problems they aim to solve


    Given the increasing importance that an individual’s identity plays in unlocking services that are essential for participation in the global economy, it is critical that identity solutions represent the needs of ALL communities.   As part of our mission, we support grassroots development opportunities such as networking events, internships, educational research and personal development. All made possible by funding from our sponsors.

    On the back of sustained growth since our formal launch in 2019, we are conducting a strategy review as to how we will best support the organisation for the next 18 – 24 months.  To help with this, we are now seeking to recruit a part time Executive Director, to help lead the next phase of our growth. This is a paid position and the successful candidate will have strategic and operational responsibility for the execution of our vision and mission. supporting colleagues, our volunteer program as well as managing the infrastructure and budget of Women in Identity.


    Responsibilities of the Executive Director

    Reporting to the Board Chair, the Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Women in Identity’s staff, programs, expansion, infrastructure, budget as well as the execution of its mission.  Women in Identity, established in 2019, is a newly formed not-for-profit with over 2,000 global members.    Knowledge of the digital identity industry is preferred but not required.  This is initially a part-time job (up to three days per week) but is expected to become full-time.  This role is hands-on and the ideal candidate will have experience designing and building out not-for profit teams and operations.


    Leadership and Management

    • Ensure effective management of all programs including rigorous program evaluation, consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, technology and operational systems as well as staffing.
    • Active engagement of volunteers, Board members, committees, alumnae and other partner organisations and donors. Ensure a high level of commitment and energy is achieved through this engagement.
    • Develop and maintain a strong relationship with the Board chair as well as other Board members. Serve as ex-officio on each committee.  Seek and build board involvement in setting the strategic direction for Women in Identity.
    • Lead, develop and coach staff to ensure high engagement and performance in roles.


    Fundraising and Communications

    • Support and expand all fundraising and revenue generating activities needed to sustain the existing programs and operations, including any global expansion
    • Manage all external events, working closely with corporate sponsors to ensure events achieve intended participation and exposure
    • Ensure all communications promote a strong brand and reputation and achieves the desired engagement with major constituencies
    • Serve as primary spokesperson for Women in Identity
    • Use their own network to continue to build and expand Women in Identity’s reputation and visibility in the Identity industry as well as attract new opportunities


    Business Operations

    • Hire and retain competent and qualified staff.
    • Ensure budget is adequate to support day-to-day operations as well as any growth expansion plans. Keep Board apprised of finances and budgetary needs.
    • Establish all necessary policies and procedures for effective management of operations.
    • Review and approve contracts for services.
    • Any other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.


    Ideal candidate experience and capabilities:

    • Senior level management expertise in strategic planning, finance, human resources, technology, legal, risk management, fundraising, business management and/or other industry specific knowledge
    • Strong diplomatic skills and proven track record of cultivating diverse relationships, facilitating and building consensus in a collaborative manner
    • Exceptional integrity and credibility. Holds self to high standard of accountability and ethics.
    • High emotional intelligence – well developed sense of self-awareness of strengths and limits and able to understand others’ strengths and limits and uses this to deepen relationships and build trust and empathy with others
    • Strong work ethic, self-starter with high energy and a passion for Women in Identity’s mission.
    • Effective communication skills – able to clearly communicate complex issues in a manner that is tailored to diverse groups
    • Leadership – able to inspire and motivate others, manage conflicting and competing ideologies, and demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to achieve compromise when necessary
    • Exceptional written and oral communication skills. Able to tailor message to board, donors as well as in-market volunteers and other staff.
    • Highly organized and strong attention to detail. Able to navigate both strategic and tactical issues with a pragmatic focus on delivering meaningful results to the board and volunteers.
    • Committed to the mission and vision of Women in Identity.


    Interested? Get in touch with  info@womeninidentity.org in the first instance.


  • Francesca Hobson posted an article

    We’re seeking a part-time administrator

    Are you highly organised, efficient and enthusiastic with a passion for diversity & inclusion in ou see more

     Are you highly organised, efficient and enthusiastic with a passion for diversity & inclusion in our workplaces? We are seeking to hire a part-time Administrator to support the next phase of our growth. For an initial 6 month period, you'll be a real linchpin, supporting the major functions of the organisation, and with the potential to develop as we do.   


    Key Responsibilities:

    • Organising Board and Leadership meetings
    • Organisation, including the Board of Directors with administrative tasks
    • Organising sponsorship contracts and following up for signature & sending out renewal reminders
    • Sending out volunteer contracts and following up for signature
    • Basic accounting, sending out invoices, and following up on payments
    • Supporting any procurement required

    Working from home, anywhere in the world, this is a paid part-time contract role, initially for 15 hours per week.  Subject to our growth, the role may expand in the future.  


    Essential skills required:

    • Proficiency with Google applications including Google documents
    • Proficiency with Microsoft applications including Word and Excel
    • Familiarity with accounting software e.g. Xero
    • Basic accounting skills
    • Self-starter with a strong desire to learn and grow
    • Strong interpersonal skills and an excellent team player
    • Minimum 1-2 years administration experience


    What We Offer:

    • Flexible working hours
    • Position on our Women in Identity leadership team
    • Promotion of your involvement on the Women In Identity website
    • Personal development growth opportunities, and support from the wider team
    • Opportunity to make an impact


    Interested?  Get in touch with your CV/resume to info@womeninidentity.org

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    Meet Nora, Women in Identity’s Summer Intern!

    Hello! My name is Nora Halleran, and I am the new intern for Women in Identity. see more

    Hello! My name is Nora Halleran, and I am the new intern for Women in Identity.

    I am a junior studying English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I’m from a south suburb of Chicago, where I attended Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School. Throughout my years at Mother McAuley, I was involved in student council. I thrived in the all-girls environment and learned first-hand how amazing and empowering it can be when women work together. Collaborating with peers and school administrators, I gained an appreciation for a female community that lifted its members up, and I carried the confidence I gained from high school into college.

    At the University of Illinois, I enjoy reporting for the university’s newspaper, the Daily Illini, serving on the English student council as the freshman liaison, and being a member of Chi Omega sorority. Through these groups and experiences I have learned the importance of leadership, networking, and community.

    Empowering women is key in every industry, including Identity. My hopes for this internship are to fulfill Women in Identity’s mission and assist in growing a global community of women from diverse backgrounds and different areas of the industry. It is immensely valuable to support and to assist women in their struggles and celebrate their successes. Strengthening this group will bring visibility to female leaders in Identity and highlight those deserving of recognition.

    I plan to do this through the creation of a newsletter, assisting to manage the Women in Identity social media presence, and posting blogs showcasing women in identity. I will be interviewing women in the field to highlight their accomplishments and share their advice. Creating a newsletter will expand our audience and spread the message. I also will assist in organizing a Women in Identity event at Identiverse Boston, and I look forward to meeting some of you there!

    Thank you so much for this opportunity! I am so grateful and excited to get to work.