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Date: 16-Nov-2014 11:12 pm
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Wikimedia Announcements] Your support is wanted: The WMF Board of Trustees is looking for a new Board member
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From: Maria Sefidari <>
Date: Sat, Nov 15, 2014 at 3:09 PM
Subject: [Wikimedia Announcements] Your support is wanted: The WMF
Board of Trustees is looking for a new Board member

Dear all,

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees is currently looking for an
additional appointed trustee to fill the seat currently held by
Bishakha Datta, who has announced that she plans to step down at the
end of her term in December 2014. The Board Governance Committee is
leading the search to fill the position on behalf of the Board. Please
spread the word to those you would like to see on the Board!

The Board functions as a governance body that is ultimately
responsible for the Wikimedia Foundation and its activities,
supervises the disposition and solicitation of donations, and oversees
the management of the organization. To find out more about the
responsibilities and workings of the Board you can have a look at the
Board handbook.[1]

We are seeking a trustee who is a leader in their field and who is
committed to Wikimedia's values.[2] We are also particularly looking
for someone with technical experience, who can bring expertise with
strategic development and technical organizations to the Board. As
always, the Board values diversity in its members.

Appointments are for a two-year term and involve 3-4 in-person
meetings throughout the year, at least two in San Francisco, as well
as online work and participation in a Board committee.

If you would like to suggest a name or nominate someone, please
contact Ewen McAlpine at, who is handling
initial contact for the committee.

Kind regards,


Chair, Board Governance Committee



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