What does the WIQD Organizing Committee do?
The WIQD Organizing Committee organizes multiple events per year. Every last Thursday of the month a woman working in the field on quantum computing or technology shares an inspirational story with us during our Inspiring Talks from the WIQD World event. We believe story telling is a great source for inspiration to learn from each other’s experiences. These events also offer the opportunity to meet other women working in the same area. In addition, WIQD conferences are organized a few times per year to offer a platform to learn on the topic of women in quantum computing and quantum technologies during plenary sessions and workshops. This is the place to be to meet fellow WIQD community members.
The WIQD Organizing Committee aims to be a representation of a diverse group of women working in quantum computing. By joining the WIQD Organizing Committee you commit to be available for a few hours per month to join an enthusiastic committee on the organization of activities. Being a committee member means you are available for the monthly organizing committee meetings, and for WIQD events and conferences. You are enthusiastic about making WIQD a success, actively contribute to WIQD’s meetings, work in the field of quantum computing or technology yourself and/or have a genuine interest for women working in this field.
The Secretary is the right hand of the Chair. The Secretary writes the minutes of the committee meetings, manages the WIQD e-mail account and adds new members to the Slack channel. She also keeps the members database up-to-date. Once a month the Secretary is in charge of distributing the newsletter to the WIQD community in which the upcoming activities are announced, role models are introduced and job opportunities presented – in other words: anything that might be of value for our WIQD community.
As the Network Officer you increase the exposure for WIQD. You are not shy and are willing to contact new members and external parties that are interested in working together or joining WIQD. Ideally you have a big network yourself already in the field of quantum computing and technologies. The goal is to make the WIQD community as diverse as possible for it to be a representation of women and for external parties to be able to find and work together with WIQD. You work closely together with the Project Manager to put a network strategy into practice.
Mentor Program Officer
The Mentor Program Officer rolls out the mentor program for its second time and makes sure it runs smoothly. The goal of the mentor program is to make connections between different generations of women active in quantum development, so they can inspire and learn from each other. The Mentor Program Officer is responsible for the matching process between mentors and mentees and organizes events at which mentors and mentees can meet one another.
Interested to join WIQD’s Organizing Committee? Send an e-mail to email@example.com (directed to Judith Kreukels) latest September 1 2021 9am with your motivation to join WIQD and its organizing committee. Clearly state the position you apply for. If we believe you are suited, we will invite you for a video meeting.