Meet the San Francisco Launch Committee!
In case you haven’t heard, our Young Women’s Leadership Network is launching in San Francisco in June! The Young Women's Leadership Network is a unique space for young women to thrive as leaders in their personal, professional, and communal lives and reach their full potential.
The San Francisco launch is taking place on June 13th and will be filled with inspirational speakers - including Dominque Schurman CEO, Schurman Retail Group, Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Author & Co-Founder/Brand Ambassador, OPI Products, Inc. -, the ability to learn more about JWI programs and initatives and will serve as a preview for all the events to come in the San Francisco Network.
The launch has been organized by an incredible launch committee, a group of women with diverse backgrounds who have been working hard to get the San Francisco Network off the ground. With that, we wanted to introduce them so you know who to look out for on launch day!
Favorite Jewish food: Normally it’s Hamentaschen, but she recently learned how to bake Challah and can’t stop making it! Right now, she loves making everything bagel and chocolate chip flavored Challah.
Employer: Jewish Federation
Best book she’s read recently: Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown - helpful in navigating how to be her true self while also striving for belonging in a community - a tricky balance!
Favorite Jewish holiday: Passover! Ely loves when her family and friends are reunited at the Seder table to eat, sing, and tell stories together that remind them of the importance of community, the plight of Jewish people, and to not take things for granted.
Employer: George P. Johnson
Best career advice she’s ever received: “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.” – Steve Jobs: trust the bigger picture to enjoy each step in your career.
Employer: San Francisco Hillel
Best career advice she’s received: Be yourself, work hard, and be kind to others and you will make the biggest difference in the world.
Employer: Pantera Capital
Why she’s excited about having the Young Women's Leadership Network in SF: Because of the incredible women it draws, the community it’ll build, the support system, and the home in SF that everyone will have to look forward to!
Employer: Community Works West
Her favorite JWI initiative: Ensuring the safety of women, girls, and families because when one of us is hurting, we’re all hurting. Womxn have the power to strengthen our communities, but if not all feel safe and protected, we can’t reach our full potential.
The best book she’s read recently: Way of The Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman - the story of one’s search for unreasonable happiness and discovering that possibility through meditation, mindfulness, compassion, and acceptance!
Her favorite boss lady: Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Her secret budgeting trick: buy groceries and cook at home!
Something you might not know about her: She speaks four languages and hopes to one day use the foreign languages in a professional manner!
Why she’s excited about having the Young Women’s Leadership Network in the Bay Area: To meet the diverse group of young women in the Bay Area and understand their perspectives on fostering community!
Employer: Navigant Consulting, Inc.
Something you might not know about her: She knows how to fly planes!
The San Francisco launch committee and the JWI and Young Women’s Leadership Network teams couldn’t be more excited to launch in San Francisco on June 13th! Be sure to register here and keep up with all the fun activities on Instagram @jwiywln. If you’re interested in joining the Network in any of our six cities (New York City, D.C., Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, and San Francisco), you can become a member here!