Before there was Hillary or Michelle, there was Eleanor. To cap off Women’s History Month we asked Eleanor Roosevelt’s biographer Blanche Wiesen Cook to share with us some of the ways in which this activist, First Lady and UN delegate can inspire us today.
JWI congratulates our wonderful philanthropic partner on its centennial! We are so proud to have joined the Sigma Delta Tau Sorority family and are so grateful for the generosity and commitment of SDT to the mission and work of JWI.
This twenty-something New Yorker is working to empower refugees by teaching them culinary skills.
The 2016 Young Women’s Leadership Conference brought together nearly 200 Jewish women from across the United States to network with and learn from JWI’s inspiring Women to Watch honorees.
Tami Ackerman writes about why JWI's National Library Initiative is a project close to her heart.
In this week’s Torah portion—Vayishlach—we learn about the rape of Dinah. What is most striking about the story is that throughout, Dinah is silent. At JWI’s 2016 Women to Watch gala, attendees heard from a young woman who refused to be silent after she was raped.
Sonat Birnecker Hart shook up her career by transitioning from college history professor to president of a distillery.
Ethel Kessler, the art director behind the new 2016 Hanukkah Forever stamp, is considered a rock star in stamp design.
For #VoteLikeAGirl, Senator Cheryl C. Kagan tells JW magazine why there’s just no excuse to sit out elections.
The Oscar-winning actress talks about Judaism, being deaf, parenthood, Celebrity Apprentice and winning an Oscar when she was barely out of high school.
We spoke with historian and author Deborah Lipstadt, whose legal battle with a Holocaust denier is told in the new film Denial.
For #VoteLikeAGirl, Maryland Delegate Shelly Hettleman tells JW magazine why it’s so important for women to use their voices by voting, calling their representatives, and sharing their experiences.
For our #VoteLikeAGirl series, Dafna Michaelson Jenet speaks with JW magazine about what it’s like to run for office. Jenet is a first-time candidate for the Colorado House of Representatives, District 30.
For our #VoteLikeAGirl series, Alexandria, Va. Mayor Allison Silberberg speaks with JW magazine about growing up in a politically engaged family, how she defines public service, and why every vote counts.
JWI Board of Trustees Member Susan W. Turnbull writes about one of her most memorable voting experiences, Election Day 2004.
It's hard to believe that just 100 years ago, women didn’t have the right to vote. In honor of Women’s Equality Day, JW Magazine went to Lorton, Va. to learn about the struggle for suffrage.
On Women’s Equality Day, we honor the memory of Grace Day of St. Joseph, Missouri, who blazed a trail for female lawyers in the state of Missouri.
When you’re a woman who works on the campaign for the first female presidential candidate for a major party, it goes without saying that you’re going to #VoteLikeAGirl. Sara Jacobs, policy advisor for Hillary for America spoke with JW Magazine about why it’s so important to vote.
For our #VoteLikeAGirl series, Heritage Foundation Policy Analyst Ana Quintana tells JW Magazine why average Americans should consider foreign policy when casting their ballots.
For our #VoteLikeAGirl series, Georgetown University Professor Michele Swers tells JW Magazine what happens when women are elected to office.