How to Join

To become a WEDLI member, certain criteria must be met:

  • A candidate must attend three meetings within a 12-month period as a guest or on her own decision prior to making her application for membership;
  • Submit a written application to the Board;
  • Be sponsored by a Full Member who will do preliminary screening of the candidate’s application;
  • Receive Board approval of the application; and
  • After approval by the Board, the applicant must pay the first year’s dues and additional fee(s) as may be required by the Board, prior to the installation of the applicant as a new member.

FULL MEMBERSHIP

  • A Full Member candidate should be in a position of leadership, be a decision-maker or an influencer within her company or organization. The candidate should also be able to demonstrate her community involvement.
  • The candidate should work either in economic development or for a company/organization with impact on economic development.
  • The candidate should also be interested in the goals and purposes of WEDLI.
  • A Full Member shall have voting rights, may serve on the Board of Directors, may be an officer of the organization, may serve on a committee, and will receive a membership plaque.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

  • An Associate Member candidate should be on the path toward leadership in her field and be able to demonstrate her community involvement.
  • The candidate should work in either economic development or for a company/organization with impact on economic development.
  • The candidate should also be interested in the goals and purposes of WEDLI.
  • An Associate Member shall have voting rights, may serve on a Committee, and shall receive a membership certificate. Associate members may not serve on the Board of Directors nor may they be an officer.
  • An Associate Member must be sponsored by a Full Member for membership and can be paired with a full member and mentored, if so desired.
  • Upon meeting the requirements of a Full Member and with the sponsorship of a Full Member, an Associate Member may apply to the Board to become a Full Member.

For more information, please contact Membership Co-Chairs: Pam Praetorius, Pamela.Praetorius@morganstanley.com or Jodi Bloom-Piccione jbloom@rem-co.com.