Appointment/Membership to the Committee

The Members of the Committee are appointed jointly by the Chair of the ACS Board of Directors and the ACS President, who receive recommendations from the Committee on Committees (ConC). Any ACS member interested in serving on WCC should send an email to and

All ACS members can indicate interest in serving on the WCC through the ACS Committee Preference Form sent by ConC. The online committee preference form is open April 15 through July 15, 2022. If you want further information about the Committee, you can submit your name at


  • Contribute to activities, vote on official committee actions
  • 3-year terms, with a maximum of two terms (6 years)


  • Provide specialized knowledge, expertise, and/or experience.  Likely to have specific assignment
  • One year appointment or until assignment is complete (generally <5 years)


Appointed in the same manner as the Members

Committee Associates

  • Learn about the committee, contribute to activities, participate in “sense of the committee” votes
  • One year appointment; renewable appointments; number of associates vary according to committees

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Project Portfolios


Engagement, advancement, and advocacy for women


Equal representation and influence in the chemistry enterprise


  • Local and Regional Section Engagement
  • ACS Meeting Programming and Social Events
  • Women Chemists of Color Networking Events
  • Communication Channels
  • WCC Awards
  • National Award Recognition
  • ACS Fellow Nomination
  • Sexual Harassment Mitigation
  • Committee and Division Partnerships
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