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President’s Committee on Women seeks new members

If you’ve ever attended one of the Women We Admire talks or the Conversations About Women in the Workplace series, you know about the great work being done by the President’s Advisory Committee on the Status of Women (PACSW).

One of the largest and most active of UCOP’s staff groups, PACSW is seeking new members, and starting this month they are inviting any career employee (who is not covered under a collective bargaining agreement) to self-nominate for a limited number of open spots on the committee.

If you’re interested, email a personal statement to by 5 p.m. Thursday, April 30. Briefly describe (1-2 paragraphs) why you would like to join the group, what contributions you believe you can make, how long you’ve worked at UCOP, and your current position and department.

The group’s purpose is to recommend programs and other activities or policies that afford women equal opportunity, fair access, inclusion and advancement. Most UC locations have a similar group, and local groups have representatives on the Systemwide Advisory Committee on the Status of Women.

UCOP’s PACSW currently has 28 members who meet monthly and accomplish their work through a number of subcommittees and project teams. The monthly meetings are on the fourth Tuesday of each month at noon. Terms are for two years, and most members donate from three to five hours monthly to PACSW activities.

Membership offers leadership opportunities on the group, project, and subcommittee levels.

Nominees will be considered based on the personal statement and the terms of the PACSW Charter, which requires that membership be composed of a broad representation of UCOP units. As the group’s sponsor, EVP COO Rachael Nava approves and appoints all members.

PACSW anticipates new members will be notified by the middle of June.


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