I have received so much amazing support and positive feedback for Outspoken Women. We are out there doing good and that feels great. However, I would love to see us grow much larger and support much more amazing women. And since I am only one person, I can only do so much. I am recruiting YOU to help!

Volunteer Opportunities

Social Media

  • Create Welcome posts when a speaker joins the site
  • Promote other speakers at events you see on social media
  • Overall campaigning for Outspoken Women related news and stories
    *Buffer awesome account available

Email Marketing

  • Collect, add and send the monthly email campaign
  • Start a weekly CFP email campaign – obtain CFP’s from multiple locations all over the internet of open source tech events

Editor

  • Collect “stories” from our users and speakers
  • Proof read and post news & stories
  • Write Outspoken Women news stories & post to website

Mentor, Speaker

  • Mentor aspiring speakers by reviewing slide decks, scheduling video calls and whatever you feel comfortable to encourage new speakers!

Support

  • Respond to contact inquiries from the website contact form
  • Help Speakers maintain their speaker profiles
  • Help Event Organizers maintain their event listings and answer questions
  • Invite new speakers and users to Slack
  • Report a website bug to development team
  • Redirect email requests to the correct department

Sponsorships

  • Be the go-to for all sponsorship inquiries
  • Find companies and organizations that are willing to “sponsor” Outspoken Women
  • Our current sponsorship needs include funds to purchase swag, like stickers & t-shirts as well as operating fees (like Buffer subscriptions, etc) to help spread the word.
  • Build out our Travel Sponsorship program that raises funds to be able to provide travel accommodations to female speakers asked to speak at events that require travel.
  • Maintain relationships with current sponsors
  • Add sponsorship social media shout outs to Buffer, or ask the Social Media team to do so

Development

  • Maintain the current Outspoken Women website from a development standpoint
  • Make the current website better
  • Respond to bug reports and make any appropriate immediate fixes
  • In the future, build out a new speaker area that allows for adding and editing of speaker profiles through the REST API that would include multiple automated notifications and tasks upon speaker creation.

Ambassadors

  • Be a supportive person for underrepresented attendees. You would do this by saying hello, inviting them to eat lunch with you and including them in activities to ensure they feel welcome and valued at the event.
  • Attend sessions being presented by underrepresented speakers, absorb their words of wisdom, take photos and share them on social media tagging Outspoken Women’s social accounts as well as using the #OutspokenWoman/#OutspokenWomen.
  • If the speaker is not on Outspoken Women, encourage them to join. If they are an Outspoken Women on the site, add a Women in the Wild post with their session photo and info.
  • Interview 1-2 speakers using templated interview questions, but allowing them to expand on the questions however they choose. In a perfect world, these interviews would be arranged before the event so the speakers can mentally prepare for them.
  • Bring stickers or any other swag we have available to the event and handing them out or adding them to any community tables that may be available.
  • Introducing yourself to the event organizers and possibly volunteering, where time allows, or helping with other initiatives that support the Outspoken Women mission.
  • Have fun. Network, meet people and spread the word about Outspoken Women and our mission!

Learn more and apply on our Volunteer page

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