Among the 13 original proponents of the Metabolism of Island section it was difficult to get participation that would result in a gender balance. All expressed their support, but declined to join the board due to existing responsibilities in ISIE, or other reasons. We decided to proceed with the minimum requirement of four board members, in order to get the Section up and running, and initiate a membership drive. We have 3 board positions open. We plan to fill these from the members (by request) with the goal to strike a gender balance as much as possible, depending on willing colleagues.
You can find the bylaws for the Metabolism of Islands Section here.