JWI’s Advisory Councils are groups of highly accomplished professional Jewish women (many of whom are former Women to Watch honorees) gathered to help the next generation of women leaders find their mission and voice. Councils are formed to support and mentor members of JWI’s Young Women’s Leadership Networks. In addition to intergenerational mentoring, Council members have opportunities to network with peers both locally and nationally and serve as informal advisors to JWI.

If you are interested in joining a JWI Advisory Council, please contact COO Meredith Jacobs, [email protected] or 202-464-4803, fill out the form below.

What we do

Members of a JWI Advisory Council will:

Have the opportunity to mentor a young woman as part of JWI’s 1 on 1 Mentor Project. Mentees are members of the local Young Women’s Leadership Council and cohorts will meet once a month for a period of six months.

Be honored in a local graduation event for the current year’s mentoring pairs.

Assist the local Young Women’s Leadership Network as needed by:

  • Helping to find speakers or workshop space for monthly workshops
  • Serving as panelists for occasional group mentoring events

Network with other accomplished peers, both locally and nationally, who are members of JWI’s Advisory Councils

Be invited to exclusive Council member-only high-level briefings and trainings offered by JWI

Advise JWI national staff, as needed, and serve as a pipeline for future members of JWI’s National Board of Trustees

Where we are

Councils are being formed in cities that are home to Young Women’s Leadership Networks. Future Councils will launch in connection with the launch of additional Networks. Current cities are:

Washington, D.C.

New York, NY

Chicago, IL

Denver, CO

Los Angeles, CA


July 2018: Invitations sent

August 2018:  Welcome packages mailed; Conference call

September 2018: Council launch events

October 2018: 1 on 1 Mentor program begins

December 2, 2018: Young Women’s Leadership Conference

December 3, 2018: Women to Watch Gala Luncheon (Washington, D.C.)

April 2019: Local mentoring graduation celebrations


Membership is by invitation only. All members agree to support their local JWI’s Young Women’s Leadership Network with an annual donation of $1,200.

All members receive a ticket to both the Young Women’s Leadership Conference and Women to Watch gala luncheon.

If you are interested in joining a JWI Advisory Council, please contact COO Meredith Jacobs, [email protected] or 202-464-4803, or fill out this form:

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