Membership dues help JWI teach college students about consent, healthy relationships and financial literacy
Discounted admission to YWLN events, including our annual conference
Access to special members-only events
Networking happy hours
Briefings with elected officials
Meet and greets with authors, entrepreneurs and other inspiring women
Exclusive invitations to pre-release movie screenings
Breakfast meetings with JWI's executive team
Gifts and giveaways
An instant community of friends!
JWI’s Young Women’s Leadership Network brings together Jewish professional women in their 20s and 30s to grow as leaders in their workplaces, their communities and their personal lives. This peer-led program began as a single network in Washington, D.C. in 2013, and has since expanded to New York City (2015), Denver (2016), Los Angeles (2017), Chicago (2018), and San Francisco (2019).
More than 2,000 young women participate in the Networks, forming friendships, learning from each other, and building community and enhancing their connections with other Jewish women. Each community holds monthly events and workshops with honorees, other highly accomplished women, community leaders, and JWI trustees, giving the Network unparalleled access to women in fields such as business, philanthropy, international and national politics, media and law. This aspect of the project builds connectedness and identification with other Jewish women and offers a safe space to ask tough questions, learn from and grow with each other.
At the end of the year, an annual conference is held in Washington, D.C., bringing together the Young Women’s Leadership Network for a day of workshops, networking, and mentoring events. The Network is peer-led, providing opportunities to build leadership through programmatic and board leadership opportunities.
The project connects Network participants to a vibrant intergenerational community and shows how Jewish women are each other’s best resources. Highly accomplished Jewish women, often JWI’s former and current Women to Watch, lead programs and share personal and professional advice. This aspect of the project builds connectedness and identification with other Jewish women and offers a safe space to ask tough questions, learn from and grow with each other.