JWI will honor outgoing CEO Loribeth Weinstein at the upcoming Women to Watch awards, December 16th, 2019.

Lori has dedicated her professional life to empowering women and families through her non-profit leadership, strategic consulting and political advocacy. Her career has included research on women’s re-entry into the workforce at The Association of American Colleges’ Project on the Status and Education of Women; volunteer training and direct services at domestic violence shelter My Sister’s Place; and working on behalf of tens of thousands of low-income children as director of The National Child Care Advocacy Project at the Children’s Foundation. In the political arena, Lori has worked as a consultant providing strategic planning and guidance to non-profits and family philanthropies.

Lori joined JWI in 2000 as the deputy director and became the executive director in 2002. She is a founder of the Washington Area Women’s Foundation and has served in leadership roles with the American Jewish World Service, Regional Council of the New Israel Fund, the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, and the Emanuel and Anna Weinstein Foundation. A graduate of Tufts University, Lori has a master's degree in women's studies and feminist therapy from Goddard College.

In her honor, JWI is establishing the Loribeth Weinstein Change-Makers Fund to support, promote, and celebrate Jewish women who are making a measurable difference in the world. When you purchase a ticket or a sponsorship, please consider making an additional donation in honor of Lori's 20-year legacy of visionary leadership at JWI.