All Women Empowered Conference Working Group Members
Volunteer Types: Communications and Marketing, Event planning and participation
Organization types: Community and Social Services, Disabilities, Education, LGBTQIA2+, Women
Long term (6 months to a year)
Application Deadline: March 31, 2023
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Are you comfortable reaching out to individuals? Does the idea of guiding women through their paths to financial freedom appeal to you? Are you interested in making a real difference by positively impacting your community? All Women Empowered working group works toward the planning, execution, and advertising of our All Women Empowered Conference virtual series by helping manage the communications, programming, and execution of this feature program!

Location of Volunteerism: Personal home

Requirements for All Women Empowered working group are as follows:
Attend all monthly team meetings via online streaming. If they are not able to attend they must meet with their lead in advance of the meeting to provide any information that others might need
Provide Dress for Success with a corporate lead. Working group members must provide Dress for Success with a warm introduction to one potential corporate partner in an effort to help set up a meeting between the company and Dress for Success Ottawa’s Executive Director.
Must be available to work independently for roughly two hours a week from the spring through the fall.

For the 2023 Conference, the Working Group will be divided into three smaller teams, the Programming Team, the Communications Team, and the Logistics Team. Each team will be given separate roles and responsibilities.

Team roles and responsibilities are as follows:

Programming Team
– Decide on workshop topics and streams.
– Organize the timeline and structure of the conference.
– Create an ideal speaker template based on workshop topics and streams.
– Collaborate on conference materials such as scripts and evaluations.
– Create speaker biographies.
– Coordinate the receiving and presenting of workshop slideshows.
– Act as workshop facilitators on event day.
– Manage and direct speakers on event day.

Communications Team Responsibilities
– Develop strategic communications plans.
– Work with graphic designers to create promotional materials.
– Draft conference materials and collateral.
– Draft emails and messages.
– Draft social media and media plans.
– Draft follow-up communication materials for clients.
– Develop post-event communications.
– Support the programming and logistics team on event day.

Logistics Team Responsibilities
– Create event scenarios and be prepared to address technical difficulties.
– Coordinate event details with volunteers.
– Manage and organize the presenter’s schedule.
– Coordinate accessibility to workshop materials.
– Manage feedback from attendees

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
You will grow your communications skills by drafting social media plans, conference materials, as well as follow-up communication materials for clients. You will get valuable experience in planning and coordinating the virtual series. You will have the opportunity of making a beneficial impact on the members of your community.
How will the organization benefit?
The All Women Empowered working group ensures that conferences are well planned and successful by managing every aspect from deciding on workshops topics to coordinating registrations and follow-up materials. Those virtual series in turn, directly contribute to the organization’s mission of empowering women and non-binary individuals to financial security.


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This position would be great for: Adults, Newcomers to Canada, Person with a disability or medical condition, Seniors (65+)
Number of Positions Available: 11
Good for people interested in: Communications and Marketing, Event planning and participation
You will be helping with: Disadvantaged, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Indigenous persons, LGBTQI2+, Persons new to Canada, Persons with disabilities or medical conditions, Visible minorities or racialized persons, Women, Youth (19-24 years)

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