by Susan Weidman Schneider

Bringing Women on Board. Here’s How.

Jewish women are entering the upper echelons of management in business and banking, medicine and law, arts and government, but we are not yet appropriately represented in the Jewish community. Some corporations offer large bonuses in order to recruit women into management positions, but the Jewish community offers accomplished women little recognition. Major national Jewish organizations (except for women’s organizations) have rarely had a woman as chief executive. And women are similarly underrepresented in volunteer positions. One especially horrifying finding from a recent survey of volunteer boards of Jewish organizations: full-time employed women, the fastest-growing segment of Jewish women, are the women least likely to be recruited to leadership positions in the Jewish community.

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