Thank you! We are excited you are interested in starting a local Women in Agile group, and we’re here to support you! We’ve done everything we can to make it as easy as possible for you to lead and inspire a local community of strong women and allies. Of course, if you have any questions, suggestions, or need any help, please reach out and we’re happy to support. To help you get started, we recommend a few immediate steps:
- Step one – Work through this welcome letter
- Step two – Complete a short enrollment form to join
- Step three – Read and sign the code of conduct
- Step four – schedule a one hour call with us to help you work through the details of this letter
- Step five – Start something amazing!
Who is Women in Agile?
The Women in Agile community drives toward equality and inclusion of diversity representation, expertise, and involvement in the agile community. We value diverse idea representation to empower the agile community and enterprises and believe everyone is better off when more ideas are shared. Through our collective efforts, we recruit, network, promote, and support the work of outstanding women in the agile community through blogging, speaking at events, and building a network among other women and allies.
The Women in Agile non-profit organization is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) that helps organize and champion these efforts. Additionally, we focus energy into three three major programs: Finding new voices, inspiring local communities, and conference allyship. As part of our Seeding Local Communities program, we seek to provide a variety of benefits to local Women in Agile groups and communities. For more information, please see http://womeninagile.org
How the Women in Agile Organization can help
The Local Communities program provides a variety of benefits which we will discuss in our one hour intro call:
- Brand recognition, that will help with attracting members to your new local group, and establish credibility with notables from the Agile community to come speak at your events.
- Global social media reach: Support from our LinkedIn group, Twitter #WomenInAgile (anyone can use this hashtag), Twitter @womeninagileorg.
- Community Slack channel with other event organizers and global Women in Agile members.
- A referenceable website, personalized group page, and email addresses to use for your group if interested (contact: firstname.lastname@example.org).
- A group-specific account on Meetup.com, funded by Women in Agile.
- Opportunity to promote your local group on the website events.
- A community of other local groups, ready to support you and co-promote your events.
- A growing collection of startup assets, including: logos, postcard, event guide, and code of conduct.
What do we expect?
- Abide by our code of conduct, and ask that members of your team and attendees of your group do as well. Our code is fairly straightforward: be supportive, be kind, don’t misuse the group or the brand. Respect our non-for-profit status.
- Be active, create a group, have impact in your community!
- Focus on activities that create positive change by building people up and not tearing others down.
Where to start
- Submit this enrollment form to share your basic group information and we will contact you, set up an hour to talk, and get your group set up to use all the benefits above. Email email@example.com if you have any questions or need help!
- Arrange your first event!
For any questions, feel free to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org