Though regular Fantastic Fangirls readers may not be aware, I (Jennifer) am currently a member of the Board of Directors of Gworg, the governing body of the feminist comic book website collective Girl-Wonder.org. Though the other three Fantastic Fangirls aren’t associated with the site, I wanted to take the time to personally spread the word about our current elections:
Girl-Wonder.org is pleased to announce that it is holding elections for the Board of Directors for its governing body, Gworg.
Gworg is an incorporated non-profit feminist organization dedicated to fostering an attentive, empowered comics fan community, to encouraging respect and high-quality character depiction, and to assisting the professional development of women working in the field of comics. Anyone who supports these aims is eligible to become a member, and all members are able to vote, stand for office, and nominate others to the Board.
Becoming a Director is an excellent opportunity to support and direct the progress of Girl-Wonder.org! Moreover, since Gworg is a registered non-profit organization, this also makes a great entry of volunteer work on your resume.
We will be accepting new members and Board nominations from Monday, January 9th through Monday, January 30th. Elections will be announced on Monday, February 6th. Members will then have until Monday, February 13th to vote for this year’s Gworg Board of Directors.
If you’re interested, head over here for more information, particularly regarding the types of open positions, or go straight to here to throw in $5 (or volunteer time!) and become a member. It’s a great activist organization that is really looking for new blood to shake things up and make a splash in 2012, so if you’re at all interested, I’d highly encourage you to become a member, run for office, and/or nominate others who fit the bill. We’d love to have you!