2011 Women to Watch Honorees

Mia Bauer, New York, NY, chief creative officer, co-founder and vice president of Crumbs Bake Shop, known for their elegant baked goods and signature cupcakes.
Read Mia's profile in Jewish Woman magazine

Abby Greensfelder, Washington, DC, founder, owner and executive producer of entertainment production company Half Yard Productions which develops and produces television specials and series for networks such as Bravo, TLC, Discovery, History and Animal Planet. 
Read Abby's profile in Jewish Woman magazine
Watch a video of Abby delivering her 'Pearl of Wisdom'

Kim Morris Heiman, Cincinnati, OH, president of SK Textile and a senior executive at Standard Textile Company, suppliers of textile products and services to healthcare and hospitality markets worldwide.
Read Kim's profile in Jewish Woman magazine
Watch a video of Kim delivering her 'Pearl of Wisdom'

Alexis Kashar, New York, NY, activist attorney for the deaf and hard of hearing community; president of the board of the New York School for the Deaf and public policy chair for the National Association for the Deaf.
Read Alexis's profile in Jewish Woman magazine
Watch a video of Alexis delivering her 'Pearl of Wisdom'

Kathy E. Manning, Greensboro, NC, litigation and immigration attorney, and  first woman chair of the board of Trustees of The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA).
Read Kathy's profile in Jewish Woman magazine
Watch a video of Kathy delivering her 'Pearl of Wisdom'


Rynthia Manning Rost, Bethesda, MD, vice president of public affairs for the Government Employees Insurance Company (GEICO); responsible for national community affairs, public relations, and cause marketing initiatives.
Read Rynthia's profile in Jewish Woman magazine
Watch a video of Rynthia delivering her 'Pearl of Wisdom'

Rabbi Julie Schonfeld, New York, NY, executive vice president of the Rabbinical Assembly, the international membership association of Conservative/Masorti rabbis; the first woman to head  the rabbinic organization.
Read Julie's profile in Jewish Woman magazine
Watch a video of Julie delivering her 'Pearl of Wisdom'

Ellen Stone, New York, NY, senior vice president, marketing at Bravo Media; oversees the development of all brand strategy, consumer, ad sales, and digital marketing; heads multi-million dollar campaigns for franchises such as The Real Housewives and Top Chef.
Read Ellen's profile in Jewish Woman magazine
Watch a video of Ellen delivering her 'Pearl of Wisdom'


Abbie Weisberg, Chicago, IL, CEO/executive director of Keshet, a non-profit guided by Jewish values, serving individuals with developmental disabilities; widely sought expert on best-practice integration and inclusive special education teaching methods.
Read Abbie's profile in Jewish Woman magazine

Watch a video of Abbie delivering her 'Pearl of Wisdom'

Esther B. Newman, Rockville, MD, Community Leadership Award recipient; founder and executive director of Leadership Montgomery, a 22-year-old nonprofit with nationally-recognized community leadership programs. She grew the organization from a single community leadership program to nationally-recognized Core, Youth, Senior, Executive and Member programs, and is an active community leader and member of several boards of directors for local nonprofit organizations.
Read Esther's profile in Jewish Woman magazine
Watch a video of Esther delivering her 'Pearl of Wisdom'

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