A Chapter is a group or circle of sisterhood for a country. In order to accomplish our global mission of empowerment for all women, we must extend leadership locally and create local sister circles and support networks in different countries to help women in Media Arts & Communication.
The Role of Country Chair
The Country Chair provides direction for each Country Chapter, but all members are equally custodians of our caring culture and empowering endeavours. Here are the responsibilities of the Country Chair...
The Country Chair will appoint and set up a core team. She can use the "Power Team" global structure to appoint Country Directors for her country chapter.
The Country Chair and her team will gradually build a chapter circle with a minimum of 100 sisters by inviting women who are media arts professionals/practitioners via reference and invitation. Membership in the sector wing is strictly by reference and recommendation (already invited sector members can make a recommendation or reference and invite their friends and colleagues into the chapter circle).
Country Chair & team will manage front-facing social media pages for Country Chapter by sharing content or important information/ events updates for the chapter. Our G-MAC Global pages will cross-promote in support and solidarity.
Country Chair will welcome new chapter members on Social Media by sharing their Member Flier and Brief Profile/Bio on dedicated Country Chapter pages.
G100 Secretariat will provide technical support for the Flier Designs and Collaterals, as well as feature stories on Sheconomy and other technical support you might need.
Discussions, Events and Meetings will be held online in our G-MAC community platform (inside our dedicated G-Hub) or in-person meetups, should Country Chair and her core team see it necessary.
Each Country Chapter will have its own Group/Circle where they can connect and have private meetings and chat online (inside our G-MAC Community) but still be part of the bigger main global community to network with other country chapters.
The Country Chair and her core team will decide the frequency and duration of Chapter Meetings.
Chair Meetings will hold Bi-Monthly, every last Thursday - (a specific time will be set after country chairs vote on a time that works for the majority).
The Country Chair and her team will decide events specifically designed for her Chapter.
The Country Chair and her team are free to develop ideas for collaborative events that will benefit the chapter and women within our sector wing globally.
Founding Chapters have automatic inclusion into our Global Media Arts Festival (G-MAC Fest) Planning Committee with priority selection for "Host Country" bidding. All Country Chairs will nominate a Chairperson to lead the planning committee.
Chapter Team Mission
The Country Chair will appoint her Core Team (Country Directors). Together, they will set up the respective chapter with a minimum of 100 members (soul sisters) involved in Media Arts & Communication invited (via reference) to join other chapter members inside the virtual G100 Media Arts Community (online).
Country Director of Membership
Director of Membership directs and oversees chapter membership activities and develops programs, initiatives, and policies designed to increase membership within the chapter. Also creates, updates, and distributes information to current chapter members as well as prospective members.
Country Director of Communication
Director of Communication is responsible for managing Public Relations and directing Country Chapters internal and external communication like Press releases & PR activities. Also, establish and drive a communication strategy. Prepares and manages all communication material and oversees all the media communications, about G-MAC Chapter.
Country Director of Events
Director of Events develops, implements, and promotes concepts for chapter events conclaves to supporters, partners, Chapter members and directs the overall planning and strategy for Chapter live or virtual meetings and events. Also defines the goals & success metrics.
Country Director of Strategy & Planning
Director of Strategy & Planning will develop, orchestrate and implement strategies to ensure long-term growth and plans Chapter's overarching goals and vision. Will work together with the Director of operations, reviews all relevant information and data to achieve sustainable growth towards G-MAC's Mission.
Country Director of Content
Director of Content is responsible for creating and producing interesting, relevant and valuable content to attract members into the Chapter and drive member engagement. Also establishes and enforces quality editorial & production standards and works with the social media director to deliver content across front-facing social media channels and inside or community groups.
Country Director of Partnerships
Director of Partnerships is responsible for expanding chapter relations and informing strategic partners of goals to build relationships and networks. Also, creating revenue-generating sponsorship & fundraising opportunities for Chapter Events, which include sponsor prospecting, proposal customization and partnership presentation, and revision.
Country Director of Operations
Director of Operations will oversee the day-to-day activities of the Chapter, implements policies and procedures that will improve managing coordination and integration of efforts among directors and country chair ensuring that the country chapter organization is managed and performing efficiently and effectively.
Country Director of Community
Director of Community nurtures relationships and monitors engagement between Chapter members and inside chapter group or community. From creating activity polls, posts, event updates, trivia and in-house engagement campaigns to build relationships and foster collaborations among members.
Country Director of Social Media
Director of Social Media promotes Chapters mission, events and activities via social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, among others. Also responsible for planning, implementing, managing social interactions and monitoring our Social Media strategy in order to increase brand awareness, improve Marketing efforts and increase brand partnerships.
Here are a few activities to drive the Chapter
Awards & Recognition
Here are a few chapter events to inspire participation between members
Country Chapters can host Monthly or Bi-monthly Conclaves for members.
Organise Skill-based Webinars and Workshops to improve industry skills.
Plan Masterclasses with Experts from other Country Chapters
Host Women Economic Forum Regionals
Collaborate globally for Annual Media Art Fest or G100 Media Arts Summit.
Tap into the Network and collaborate individually on personal projects or collectively as a group.
Get media coverage and featured interview with our media partners - BRAG! Magazine and G-Woman + SHEconomy Stories.
You have the privilege to collaborate globally with other G-MAC Country Chairs and be connected to G-MAC members in our dedicated global community online.
You get access to more empowered women entrepreneurs and leaders in other G100 sectors across 100 countries, plus access to 250,000 women via 1000+ All Ladies League (ALL) chapters.
Business connections via the bilateral network of Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (WICCI).
Speaking Opportunities at the Women Economic Forum (WEF).
You get a chance to host an episode (or more) of our weekly G-Spot Podcast.
You can also receive your own personalised stationery, v-card and email id which empowers you to reach out to various stakeholders from the office of this august body and important platform.
You can also receive additional media support and a FREE advertising opportunity in our G-Weekly Newsletter and from our media sponsors.
You can make suggestions and nominate deserving chapter members as awardees for ALL Awards, G100 Awards and Convene other Chapter Event Conclaves.
You can also nominate members for G-MAC Member Spotlight and Ambassador Role in the Impact Team (IT).
Grow your business globally and list your products or professional services on SHEconomy.in for FREE. No fees. No sales commission.
Opportunity to be led and supported by the eminent and empowered group of G100 (who have further additional privileges).
How We Function with Free Membership
G100 Chapter Chair Roles are Honorary and Voluntary. They do not carry any compensation.
Membership to G-MAC is Free. Since we are a large network-based non-profit organisation that does not charge any membership fee, we don’t have any corpus of funds.
For chapter functioning, we rely on the "picnic-model" - where each one pool in whatever they can. There’s always something - a kind gesture, an insight, sharing of experiences, giving encouragement, providing a connection or a reference. Expenses of the main G100 Secretariat/ALL Headquarters are funded by the Founder, the G-MAC Global operations are funded by the Global Chair (while donations and sponsorship are being solicited for bigger annual projects).
In our experience, chapters always find innovative formats to “make it happen”—going Dutch, finding sponsors/partners, using homes or offices of one’s company by turns, use of free social media platforms, etc.
Importantly, when we ALL pool in our strengths, skills and resources, this innovative path helps build our resourcefulness and leadership capabilities. We realise that together We Can Do It ALL! This is in line with the entire concept of distributed leadership.