Idea #25: Hold Jewish Leaders Accountable for Gender Equity

By Joanna Samuels

Forward Association, February 25, 2010

The Jewish community rightly holds its leaders responsible for managing complex organizational tasks. Yet when it comes to creating workplaces that routinely hire, advance and retain women in positions of authority and visibility, many leaders throw up their hands. So here's a thought: Let's all of us, leaders and constituents, stop acting like the advancement of women in Jewish communal life is impossibly complicated. If communal leaders follow these three easy steps - conducting internal salary audits, not convening or speaking on all-male panels, and formalizing fair family leave policies - and all of the rest of us hold them accountable to committing themselves to concrete change, we will together improve Jewish organizations for women; and for men.

Topic: Gender, Feminism, Workplace, Employment, Sexism, Jewish Organizations, Women, Jobs

Name of Publication: The Sisterhood

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Samuels, Joanna. Idea #25: Hold Jewish Leaders Accountable for Gender Equity. The Sisterhood. Forward Association. 25 February 2010:


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