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Membership

EWNJ attracts dynamic and career-oriented achievers from many fields, including corporate management, banking, accounting, law, government, communications, health care, management consulting and higher education. 
 
Benefits of Membership
  • Access to a statewide network of business, professions and government leaders.
  • Recognition as a business leader
  • Inclusion in the EWNJ Directory of New Jersey‘s Women Leaders, which is posted on the Members Only portion of our website
  • Notification of openings on corporate and non-profit boards
  • Access to member-only web pages for career development, board appointments and networking
  • Discounted registration fees to attend networking events and other programs.
  • Participate in the EWNJ Speaker Bureau
  • Access to the EWNJ group on LinkedIn, which includes the EWNJ job board 
Membership Criteria
Prospective members are asked to review the membership criteria and attend at least one program/event prior to submitting an application for membership. Membership in EWNJ is open to executive-level women who uphold the EWNJ mission of promoting the advancement of women to the highest levels of business, the professions, and government.  
 
For All Candidates:
  • Are recognized leaders in their field and have established a broad sphere of influence.
  • Will have at least seven years of managerial experience.
  • Will have a demonstrated leadership track record in civic and community activities within the last five years. It is highly preferred that candidates hold leadership roles in diverse community activities outside of their profession.
  • Can demonstrate a commitment to the mission of EWNJ.
Candidates currently employed by Large Corporations:
  • Will occupy a senior executive position within the headquarters or major division, based upon the size and structure of the organization.
  • Will have broad strategic or managerial responsibility.
  •  Candidates currently employed in Closely-Held Businesses
  • Will direct the business full-time as the CEO or senior level executive for at least one year.
  • The business will have a minimum gross revenue of $3M for services annually or gross revenue of $5M in product sales annually

Candidates currently employed in a Professional Services Firm 
  • Will be a Partner or the equivalent; firm revenue must exceed $3 million annually. 
  • Will have demonstrated interaction at a senior level with the corporate/business community with significant clients served.
  •  Individual Consultants or Sole Practitioners
  • Will direct the business full-time.
  • Will have been active for at least five years in the current business enterprise or have an established background in the same business or professional arena.
  • The consultant will generate gross revenue exceeding $3M annually, with significant clients served.
  • The consultant will demonstrate interaction at a senior level with the corporate/business community.

Candidates currently employed by the Not-for-Profit Sector 
  • Will be the Executive Director, or in a large not-for-profit organization, will hold a senior leadership role with significant strategic or managerial responsibilities.
  • The agency will demonstrate interaction with the corporate/business community.
  • The agency serves a large number of clients and has a significant budget and/or scope of service.
  • The organization will have an operating budget of $3M or larger
  •  Candidates currently employed at a College or University
  • Serve as President, Vice President, Dean, Chancellor, Provost, Associate VP, Associate Dean, Associate Chancellor, Associate Provost or Executive Director
  • Serve as a Director and has significant scope of responsibility

Candidates currently in Political Office and the Government Sector
  • Serve as Chief Executives of federal, state or major city governments.
  • Serve as Members of Congress or State Legislators
  • Serve as Cabinet members or hold equivalent positions with federal, state or major city governments.
  • Serve as City Council members, County Commissioners or Township Managers of major cities.
  • Hold other government positions that are comparable in scope to roles in corporations or professional firms.
Candidates who sit on a paid corporate board
  • Can show an outstanding record of achievement and significant business or professional accomplishments comparable to that required in any of the sectors listed above.
  • Can demonstrate continuing, active participation in the business and/or civic community through membership in or leadership of civic and/or professional organizations, including service on significant corporate or not-for-profit boards.
  • Has significant access to decision makers and those in roles of authority.
  • EWNJ Policy states that a retired executive is only eligible for membership if she has already been a member for at least five years.  Once a member retires, she may assume Retired Member status in accordance with this policy. 
EWNJ Policy states that a retired executive is only eligible for membership if she has already been a member for at least five years. Once a member retires, she may assume Retired Member status in accordance with this policy.

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