April 17, 2008
Gender equity lags in Jewish organizations
(Page 2 - Previous Page)With backing from the top federation leadership -- men and women -- the group launched a program working for gender equity throughout the federation and its affiliates that pays particular attention to strategic and decision-making positions. A mentoring program has drawn 140 young women, targeted as the community's future Jewish leadership.
"We've come a long way," said Erika Rudin-Luria, the director of planning at the Cleveland federation.
This kind of systemic, merit-based collaborative approach is what "Leveling the Playing Field" advocates.
"We want to give people strategies and tools to advocate for systemic change without being marginalized, without people saying, 'You're not committed to our Jewish mission, you're only interested in yourself,' " Bronznick said. "The ways Jewish organizations need to change to advance women are the ways they need to change to advance their work."
For more information, visit http://www.advancingwomen.org
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