Women’s Leadership Council members are appointed by the President. Nominations come from current Council members, Corporation trustees and fellows, University staff, and others in the Brown community. Once reviewed by the Council Co-Chairs and the Membership Committee, names are proposed to the President for approval. Prospective members are then extended an invitation from the President to serve on the Council for a four year term.
Criteria for membership consideration include:
- An alumna of Brown University or the parents of a Brown graduate
- Demonstrating and encouraging a leadership commitment to philanthropic and volunteer initiatives at Brown
- Expressed interest in and concern for Brown and its educational programs
- Prominence achieved through professional work or volunteer activities
The Council Executive Committee gathers with President Paxson at the Annual Women's Leadership Council meeting in 2012.