Women In Comedy's mission is to empower, connect, and advocate for women and girls seeking paid careers in comedy. We know women make up more than 50% of the population - so it's high time we saw that same parity in writer's rooms, late night tv, stand up clubs, commercial comedy films, and more.
If you are resourceful, organized, have expert event planning skills, and are a strong leader and willing to commit to a year of volunteering 10 hrs per week with us, it will be a year you'll never forget!
We are seeking chapter presidents to launch Women In Comedy chapters all over the world. Join us in planning and putting on 2 key events with our sister cities each year, and let's increase our network of comedy sisters to be the change we want to see in the (comedy) world. Everything we do here is 100% volunteer efforts and donations on a project to project basis.
Victoria Elena Nones
Founder & Executive Director
Victoria Elena Nones is a serial entrepreneur, musical comedian, and dog mom. Fusing her passions for gender parity, entertainment, animals, and business - Victoria founded and operates 3 successful companies in Chicago, IL. Her companies are Women In Comedy, Satira, and SIT Social: A Dog Lounge. She is the queen of boot-strapping companies to success - a term she calls having "genuine grit".
Victoria has been a speaker and teacher at multiple businesses and conferences including the Yale Women In Leadership Conference, The Caterpillar International Women’s Conference, and Accenture International Women’s Day. Her tech startup Satira was selected for 1871/IHCC's hispanic incubator, the 2018 class of Project Entrepreneur, and as a pitch finalist for MidWest Women In Tech Conference. Victoria is a business consultant and mentor at 1871, 2112, Future Founders, and with various youth focused non profits. Her work has been featured in numerous press including The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, NBC, Fox News, CBS, Elle Magazine, NY Magazine, Chicago Inno, and more.
Chicago Chapter President
Prior to moving to Chicago, Amber trained and performed with various groups at the Push Comedy Theater in Norfolk, VA. In addition to performing on multiple Harold and other house teams, she was a founding member of The Pre Madonnas, a member of On The Fly and Rapid Reflections, and an original member of Girl-Prov. In addition to working with her sketch comedy and improv groups, Amber also helped produce Tell Me More ... Live, the live storytelling show at the Push. Amber began training and performing soon after the Push opened in late 2014, and owes all of her love of comedy (and awkward moments on stage) to her friends and colleagues there. When she's not performing or in class in Chicago, she's working in sales/marketing, cooking often-disastrous meals, and exploring the place she's thrilled to now call home. Amber is excited to join a nonprofit group in which she can help connect, empower, and advocate for women in comedy.