Women’s History Month: #LeadLikeAWoman

Feb 28, 2022 | Article

Women’s History Month: #LeadLikeAWoman

Feb 28, 2022

March is officially Women’s History Month and March 8 is International Women’s Day. Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of Jewish women around the state, the nation, and the world.

For decades women working in Jewish communal organizations outnumbered men, but they were severely underrepresented at the highest levels.

Today, 45% of new CEO hires in the Jewish community are women.

While there’s still more work to be done for gender equality in Jewish organizations, we’ve come a very, very long way…

70% of top executives at Jewish human services agencies are women.

Haredi women in Israel have been quietly broadening their educational and career opportunities while staying true to their ultra-Orthodox Jewish values.

75% of Haredi women in Israel are employed.

The percentage of women who lead large Jewish nonprofits continues to grow.

As of 2019, women lead 38% of Jewish organizations with budgets of $5M and above.

There’s no denying there’s still a lot of work to do on gender equality in the Israeli government, but progress has been made.

In 2005, women made up only 10% of the Knesset. Today, women make up 29%.

Learn why women give—and give more—than men and how these differences are impacting philanthropy in general and the causes and organizations who benefit from women’s generosity.

Giving back is a crucial part of our Federations’ work, and the future of philanthropy is in good hands with women making up an increasingly large percentage of major donors to Federations everywhere.

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