In our opening session, 2017 Women to Watch honoree and workplace strategist, Erica Keswin, will set the tone for the day with a keynote speech inspired by her Wall Street Journal best-selling book, Bring Your Human to Work. With the barrage of virtual technology that overwhelms our daily life, Erica will share the lessons she’s learned from the firehouse — how the best connections are made over a plate of spaghetti.
We the Women
The unprecedented surge of female candidates and outpouring of civic participation from women all over the country this past election cycle have changed our political landscape. This impressive panel of leaders will discuss the importance of women engaging in politics and having a voice in issues that affect us all, as well as share insights into what we can expect in 2020.
The Young Women’s Leadership Network empowers us to be leaders in our own lives – personally, spiritually, and professionally. Hear from a panel of three inspiring women who will guide us through ways to carve out time in our busy lives to grab hold of the reins and take charge.
While women are making great strides in entrepreneurship and business ventures, we are still limited by capital funding as compared to our male counterparts. Only 3% of all venture capital goes to female-led companies. Learn from three savvy women about the importance of investing in women and learn first-hand about the challenges of raising money for women led opportunities and initiatives.
The gender divide is still prevalent in many industries; men monopolize the leadership ranks and women are denied upward mobility. Join this high-powered panel of women who broke into the boys’ club to learn about how they advanced and how we can all work together to expand access and opportunity for women.
JWI recently graduated our second cohort of 1-on-1 Mentorship pairs. This program gives young leaders across the country access to successful women in a variety of fields. If you’re interested in having a mentor of your own, here’s your opportunity to hear from and ask questions of mentees and mentors who have participated in the program.
The #MeToo movement helped break the silence of survivors of sexual assault and has inspired us all to demand accountability and change from male-dominated industries and power structures. From sharing our stories to reshaping our workplace culture, women are standing up and speaking out. Learn from three thought-leaders who are guiding the Jewish community’s responses and follow-up to #MeToo.
Female entrepreneurs are pushing the limits and driving economic growth. These innovators are not waiting to find a job but rather founding their own companies and creating opportunities for other women. Join our entrepreneurial Women to Watch as they discuss how they have transformed their ideas into reality by doing it “her way.”
No career has a straight path. There are unexpected twists and turns. Whether you are in the beginning stage of your career or have been in the workforce for years but might feel stuck, this is the workshop for you. Attendees in this session will be grouped by age and career level in order to garner the most useful advice from our panel of current and former Women to Watch honorees.
Giving back is foundational to Jewish life, but it does not always have to mean donating money. Come learn from our inspirational panelists who have all truly made the world a better place. This breakout session will leave you galvanized to create the change you wish to see around you.
In this interactive final session, writer, entrepreneur, actress, and attorney Pam Sherman, Woman to Watch 2017, will unpack the day and make certain we leave with three concrete steps to take what we’ve learned and turn them into action.