New Jersey's Bipartisan Coalition for Women's Appointments (BCWA)
Interested in being considered for a state appointment?
The New Jersey Bipartisan Coalition for Women’s Appointments (BCWA) is accepting résumés for a "talent bank" of women interested in being considered for appointments to the new gubernatorial administration in 2018. To submit your résumé, fill out the online biographical form for potential appointees. All résumés will be forwarded to the governor-elect's transition team and appointments office.
Need more information about serving in appointed office or the Bipartisan Coalition's role?
- See our frequently asked questions about the appointments process in New Jersey.
- See also the list of New Jersey Boards and Commissions on the State of New Jersey web site.
The New Jersey Bipartisan Coalition for Women’s Appointments (BCWA) is a statewide, bipartisan group of prominent women and organizations convened in years when there is an open seat for governor. The purpose of BCWA is to ensure the placement of women in key positions throughout state government. BCWA convened for the first time in 1981 and was last convened during the 2005 gubernatorial election, when both major party candidates for governor pledged that, if elected, they would appoint women to state offices in significant numbers. Governor Corzine followed through on that pledge, with women comprising 43% of his cabinet, the highest proportion of any governor in New Jersey history.
- create the expectation within both major parties that women will play significant roles in government, both in the cabinet and on boards and commissions;
- help the next governor identify a strong and diverse pool of women candidates for positions within the new administration;
- educate New Jersey women about the thousands of state, county and municipal appointed positions available;
- encourage New Jersey women to submit their résumés for gubernatorial appointments and provide them the tools and information they need to seek appointments.
The Coalition is led by a bipartisan convening committee. See the list of committee members here.