Networking - Learning - Mentorship

Planning Committee Application

The Women of Whistler (WOW) planning committee is seeking candidates with established business, leadership and advocacy expertise, to join the Planning Committee for a two year term commencing July 1, 2018.


Members of the Planning Committee represent and are accountable to female entrepreneurs and corporate employees who choose to avail themselves of WOW's service offerings and as such are responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of WOW.

Applicants should have a strong understanding of the current business environment in Whistler and further afield, the ability to listen and present ideas and posssess some or all of these values: Authenticity, Integrity, Creativity, flexibility, Courage and Good Judgement. They must be able to commit the following time on an annual basis:

Strategic planning session 1 2 hours 2 hours
Event planning sessions 4 1 hour 4 hours
WOW Events 4 3 hours 12 hours
Total Estimated time commitment p.a.     18 hours


Planning Committee members are also asked to commit to being available by email and phone as required.

Application Process and Timeline
March 12 Application Deadline
March 12 - 25 Planning Committee selection process
March 26 All applicants are informed of outcome
April TBD New committee members attend an informal meet and greet with existing committee
May 23 New committee members assist with the last event of the season and are officially announced
July TBD
Yearly planning meeting


Women of Whistler Terms of Reference 

1 - Purpose 

Fueling personal and professional development for business women, entrepreneurs and professionals in Whistler,

2 - Let's Talk

An influential and inspired network of women striving for excellence. Leverage the power of our collective resources to learn, mentor and share ideas in a supportive environment.

3 - Values

Learning - Mentoring - Sharing Ideas

4- Role of Organizing Committee

As an operational committee of the Whistler Chamber and reporting to the CEO of the Whistler Chamber, the role of the Planning Committee is to provide the creative direction, strategic planning and budgeting required to fulfill the mission of the Women of Whistler.

Planning Committee members play a vital role in ensuring the successful and effectiveness of WOW's annual programming. A team of dedicated Committee members, who work collaboratively to further the goals of the organization, will ensure WOW grows and evolves while fulfilling its mission.

The following guidelines will allow Planning Committee members to maximize their contribution to Committee activities:

  • Attend the WOW planning sessions, events and debrief sessions and inform the Committee Chair if you are unable to do so.
  • Prepare for Committee meetings and come ready to discuss what is on the meeting agenda.
  • Participate actively and constructively in the business of the Committee and make a positive contribution by providing visionary leadership and direction to the group.
  • Exercise the care, diligence and skill of a responsible prudent person under comparable circumstances.
  • Stay informed on matters relevant to WOW.
  • Act honestly, in good faith and in the best interests of the WOW organization as a whole.

Committee members, during their term, are asked to refrain from lobbying for special interest groups, and not to speak on behalf of WOW and the planning Committee without prior authorization.

Application Form 

As shown above, please note that the application process will close at 5pm onMonday, March 12, 2018.

  • The statement of interest should be a maximum of 250 words and include a description of why you are interested in becoming a WOW Organizing Committee member and to what degree you meet the established criteria.
  • Please list three speaker suggestions you have for the next season with a brief idea of the topic they'd speak on and why they would be a good fit for WOW.
  • I have read and fully understand the roles and responsibilities of a planning committee member.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Applications are due by 5pm on Monday, March 12, 2018.