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Beyond the Glass Ceiling

New initiative aims to advance more women to top Jewish posts.

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/beyond_the_glass_ceiling_20001006

When word got out last week that Janet Engelhart had been named executive vice president of the Jewish Federation of Rhode Island - making her the only woman professional at the helm of one of the 40 largest federations - she received a flood of phone calls. Most were colleagues and friends offering congratulations. But more than five - and the ones that Engelhart found most touching - were from young women professionals at Jewish organizations asking her to be their mentor.

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