IAMAS Task Forces
How many times have you left a conference with inspiration to burn? Focus that energy.
If you are a contributing member, IAMAS wants you to be involved, engaged, and paying it forward. You can do that by joining a task force.
Each task force should elect a team captain at the conference and meet virtually once a month to determine success of previous goals and outline new goals that team members hope to achieve collectively.
Think Tank 2020
Focus will changes based on the feedback from annual conference attendees’ feedback identifying key challenges that IAMAS should dedicate attention to. You can join the 2020 Think Tank Task Force after the conference.
Writing and Publishing
Develop white papers based on member research. These white papers are intended to be read by non-academics, members of the media, politicians and activists.
Women of Color Leadership
Designed to address concerns that may be specific to mothers of color, led by women of color. Women who do not identify as being a woman of color will need to submit an application to group leader.
International Women Forum
IAMAS represent more than a dozen non-English countries. This group is designed to connect these members, encourage IAMAS’ reach, and our usefulness to mothers around the world.
Policy Development and Activism
Choose a key issue (e.g., childcare, low-income mothers, wage gap, etc., maternal health) and develop a means to increase outreach, activism, and political momentum around this issue.
Advise on tenure issues, increase awareness about the MOMA award, help members get placed in fellows/post-docs at your home institution, coordinate mentorship relationships between IAMAS members, and promote the academic study of maternal scholarship.
IAMAS Fundraising and Networking
No one likes asking for money, but the more funds we get the more we can do to help young and underprivileged maternal scholars, increase outreach to new members, and offer top-tier programming throughout the year. This task force is CRITICAL to the health of our small but mighty organization.
IAMAS has amazing members doing stellar research and outreach. Members of the media, politicians and activists, as well as moms who want to become better self-advocates. Members will connect our work and organization to those that should about us via public relations work, mass media outreach, and social media engagement.