By Sue Tomchin
Former JWI Women to Watch, Kathy Manning and Susie Turnbull are among the hundreds of women who decided that 2018 was the right time to run for office.
By Steph Black
There are holidays for everything—National Hug Your Cat Day is June 4; National Ice Cream Day is July 1; and World Emoji Day is July 17. While I certainly love my cat, Goose, eat my share of ice cream and appreciate a good emoji as much as the next gal, I am also happy that there’s a day to honor friendship—June 8, national friends day.
I’d like to tell you about a friend who has impacted my life in an unexpected way.
By Sue Tomchin
Journalist Elaine Weiss thinks of herself as well-read. She votes in every election and considers herself politically aware. But five years ago she realized there was a glaring gap in her knowledge.
By Steph Black
The paycheck of the most important woman in your life will only be 71% of her male counterpart. The woman who raised and cared for you will be economically hampered due to stereotypes and bias. But we think your mom deserves better.
By Jackie Kossoff
The previous JWI events I have attended could not prepare me for the evening of inspiration and connection I experienced at the LA Women’s Leadership Network’s recent event, “Passion for Fashion.” I knew that we were gathered to hear Esther Brozin Feder, philanthropist and JWI supporter, talk of her journey in the fashion industry. What I didn’t expect was to share a powerful evening with other young, Jewish, female entrepreneurs.
By Jackie Kossoff
Starting out as an entrepreneur is one of the most exciting times of your life. Being able to follow your dreams and pursue your professional passion invigorates and empowers you in ways you never dreamed of.
By Sue Tomchin
Many Americans mistakenly believe that men and women are guaranteed equal rights in the Constitution, which isn’t the case. Has the ERA’s time finally come?
By Ariela Cohen
As a member of JWI’s Young Women’s Leadership Network I was fortunate to be able to attend The United State of Women (USOW) Summit that took place on May 5-6 in Los Angeles. The passion and commitment of the women I encountered galvanized me. I’m now ready to roll up my sleeves and get involved.
By Valerie Brown
This past weekend I joined a group of 15 people between the ages of 23 and 33 with Act Now Houston on a service/learning trip to Houston, Texas, to aid with Hurricane Harvey relief. Though the hurricane has disappeared from the news, rebuilding continues in Houston, primarily in low-income areas.
by Shira Epstein
We explored the need to hold both in our classrooms: Our biblical characters who speak up, and those whose voices are silenced or who censure themselves out of shame and fear. Those whose power is elevated through voice, and those who we never hear.
by Sarah Tuttle-Singer, New Media Editor at The Times of Israel
So this Purim I’m teaching my daughter another lesson. I’m teaching her that Vashti was a hero, too.
JWI’s tagline certainly rang true last month throughout the Young Women’s Leadership Conference. I felt informed of women’s issues in the workplace and out inspired to make a difference in my community and my life and empowered to make the changes I need to see it all through.
The 2017 Young Women’s Leadership Conference brought together over 200 Jewish women from across the United States to network with and learn from JWI’s inspiring Women to Watch honorees. Hali Simons attended the event and wrote about her experience for JW magazine.
Since attending the conference last year, I have become an active Network member, and I am now honored to serve on the D.C. Network Board. As part of this year’s YWLN Conference Committee, I am so excited to energize a new generation of leaders, and to continue learning from women who speak their minds, and from their hearts.
JWI's new Joan Margolius Cherner fund, commemorating a beloved supporter, has been created to help women and families rebuild their lives after domestic violence.
A personal perspective on this inspiring event, from a woman who's experienced it from many angles.
Marla Garchik has co-chaired walks in support of Autism Speaks for more than a decade, and is the founder of Peace Love Solve, which sells apparel featuring distinctive designs and messaging raising awareness and inspiring acceptance of those with autism.
Anna Isaacson is senior vice president of social responsibility at the National Football League, where she played a pivotal role in developing the NFL’s programmatic response to a series of domestic violence incidents in 2014.
Erica Keswin, founder of The Spaghetti Project, has spent 20 years working in organization and leadership development and travels around the country speaking at conferences and meeting with companies and community groups.
Co-owner and COO of Sandy Spring Builders, Mimi Brodsky Kress has had an outsized impact on an array of non-profit organizations in the Washington area while forging a highly successful career in the building industry.
Mardene Miller, president of global healthcare advertising and promotion agency Harrison & Star, oversees the development of campaigns to help pharmaceutical companies educate physicians and patients about diseases and medications.
NBC New York reporter Jen Maxfield Ostfeld's stories are broadcast to millions of viewers in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
Kathy Raffa, a CPA, is president, as well as owner and partner, of Raffa, a Washington, D.C.-area firm which provides accounting, technology, tax and financial consulting services to more than 1,000 nonprofits.
Rabbi Dana Saroken is the creator of The Soul Center at Beth El, a Conservative congregation in suburban Baltimore.
As the founder of Business Advantage, Pam Sherman has coached leaders – many of them women – around the world to share their story and their vision in a way that ignites passion for their mission.
Shelley Zalis, the L.A.-based CEO of The Female Quotient and founder of the Girls’ Lounge, works to empower individuals and companies to champion diversity and equality.
A documentary now showing at film festivals tells the story of a seriously strong little girl. As an Orthodox Jew and a female athlete, 15-year-old powerlifter Naomi Kutin is not only breaking records, but also shattering stereotypes.
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.