Sharyn Siebert, Director Candidate
2004-5 Vice President
2006-8 Membership Vice President
2010-12 EF funds
2012-14 Co-membership Vice President
2010-present IBC chair
Describe any AAUW California positions and years you served.
2010-present Interbranch liaison/branch support committee
In this position successfully recruited 3 different campuses to become u/c partners
Talk about any AAUW California conventions you attended in the last five years.
2013 & 2016 state meetings or convention
2014- 2016 state leadership meetings
2015 presenter at regional leadership training event
2017 leadership training meeting
Talk about any pertinent community activities or connections and their corresponding dates.
Oct. 2017-Keynote Speaker at the annual CA Community College Conference of Student Leaders-speaking to 500 attendees about women in leadership including AAUW’s accomplishments in the areas of public policy and research. Watch the speech HERE.
Oct. 2017-75 minute workshop at the same conference of the benefits of AAUW affiliation to the campus and its students-encouraging college partnerships, denoting how to join AAUW & how to start campus chapters
2007-present: consult with members of Carmel senior center on issues relating to Social Security and Medicare
Currently working with Lyceum of Monterey on collaboration for a Tech Savvy type program for fiscal year 2018-19
2014 & 2015: wrote one and edited a 2nd grant application to secure branch Tech Trek funding
2013-14 member Carmel Historic Resources Board
Talk about any AAUW National conventions you have attended.
Describe any AAUW National positions and years you served.
Describe your employment/professional experience, including current employment.
1988-present Real Estate Agent
1975-82 Travel Agent
1973-1975 Executive Search for the medical field
1972-73 Manager Family Owned Publishing Business
1968-72 & 1975-76 Claims Authorizer for Social Security Administration
Are you available to visit branches statewide?
Describe any other special skills or experience.
Give your reasons for running for this office.
I am running because I believe the recruitment of younger generations under the AAUW umbrella is crucial to our survival. After speaking at a conference of CA community college leaders, and having many thank me for making them aware of AAUW, I realized our membership outreach must include younger people, starting with dynamic college partnerships. The AAUW mission could not be more relevant in today’s political environment. I want to be involved in this membership effort statewide.
75-word Goal Statement
1. provide branches with tools to recruit and retain college/university partners, engaging students to become and remain part of AAUW
2. foster collaboration with other groups in our communities, to gain wider recognition for AAUW
3. form new Younger Women’s Task Forces statewide
4. keep branches vibrant, engaging current members and recruiting new ones with ideas for new interest groups
5. help branches secure funding for programs through successful grant writing