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A young Grace Day

Amazing Grace

Grace Day has blazed a trail for women lawyers in the state of Missouri.

The Power of Her Convictions

Thirty years ago, Nina Natelson was appalled to see animals widely mistreated in Israel. She decided it was high time to address the problem—and that has made a world of difference.

Creature Comforters

Rescuing animals is only the beginning for the women behind these innovative and compassionate programs.

Enough is Enough

Fewer and fewer campus rapes are being swept under the rug – or beneath the quad – thanks to brave young women and prevention programs that work.

Happening at JWI

Photos from the past year!

Changing Course

More and more women are discovering that where their careers start may not be where they end up. 

JWI and Hadassah to Collaborate on Financial Program for Women 50+

Jewish Women International and Hadassah are joining forces to teach women age 50 and beyond about financial literacy.

The Path to Financial Peace of Mind

Money mentor Jill Schlesinger advises women of a certain age need to assess where they stand financially and develop a game plan for their future.

Philanthropy & Service

A Season of Change

Thoughts on the New Year from Kim Holstein, chair, JWI’s Board of Trustees.

Philanthropy & Service

A Word That Transforms the World

Find a place that ignites your spiritual self, recalibrate your own open heart and breathe deeply. With an open heart, we can accomplish so much in this world.

Philanthropy & Service

A Necessary Awareness

Recognizing the truth about human trafficking

Left in the Lurch

Suddenly and unhappily, women can be thrust into the role of household financial manager after a lifetime of ignorance.

Defining Heroes

The word is overused, misused, trivialized and almost trite. Yet innumerable quiet, unheralded heroes live among us.

A Dream Fulfilled

Women who emigrated from the former Soviet Union are now making a significant mark in the U.S.

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Bear Power

A program founded by a N.J. rabbi has sent 152,000 stuffed animals to Israeli children affected by illness or violence.

Mother's Day with Emma and Lillian

On May 11, learn about the lives of brave Jewish immigrant moms on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, as well as nine dynamic women who led the way.

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Successful Women

Dressing Kids with Style

A mompreneur from Richmond, Va., has created a clever startup that helps parents keep their children beautifully outfitted without endless shopping trips to the mall.

Successful Women
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Sylvia Led the Way

The world of personal finance journalism wouldn't be what it is today were it not for Sylvia Porter.

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Going on the Digital Offensive

Lieutenant Colonel Avital Leibovich is leading the Israeli Army’s efforts to get its message out in the world of social media. 

Successful Women

The Women Behind the Wall

Meet three women who are dedicated to the Women of the Wall and its work to promote religious equality for women in Israel.

Successful Women

Journalist Discusses How to Be a Friend to One Who is Sick

Letty Cottin Pogrebin has battled breast cancer and offers unique insight into comforting those who are ill.

Successful Women

Up Close and Personal with Debbie Wasserman Schultz

The Florrida congresswoman talks about her upbringing, women's rights, and more.


Young Women's Leadership Conference Hosts Next Generation of Leaders

Conference sessions and guest speakers will help participants develop professional and leadership skills.

Successful Women

Roasted Nuts Lead to Big Business for Jewish Entrepreneur

Jewish entrepreneur Sara Tidhar started her roasted nuts business in her kitchen with no knowledge of business, and her products can now be found in gourmet grocery stores and in the first class section of two airlines.


JWI Awarded Grant From the Avon Foundation

Program spotlights dating abuse prevention.

Women to Watch

10 Women to Watch in 5774

What makes a good leader? Jewish Woman magazine brings you our annual answer to that question.

Women to Watch

Sondra D. Bender Inspires Community Leadership Award

Her legacy of leadership will now inspire and engage new generations of women

Successful Women

Why Women Should Care About Gun Control

Brina Milikowsky, senior policy adviser and counsel in NYC Office of the Mayor, explains

Successful Women

Judith Leiber Reflects on Her Career

Handbag designer is known for her small, ornamental cases.


A Caring Gift for a Breast Cancer Surgery Patient

Dr. Elizabeth Chabner Thompson has used her knowledge as a physician and a patient to create products helping women facing breast surgery.

Successful Women

Lauren Greenfield On Her Latest Documentary

Queen of Versailles director wins Sundance award for the film that she says surprised her and turned out to be “so universal and symbolic.”

Successful Women

Q&A: Comedienne Rachel Dratch

This former SNL cast member is now embracing motherhood—but she hasn’t stopped making people laugh.


Successful Women

Q&A: Laurel Bellows, American Bar Association President

The largest voluntary professional association’s leader explains why she’s making combating human trafficking the priority of her administration.


Successful Women

Meet Marissa Jaret Winokur

The star of the Broadway show Hairspray, which opened 10 years ago this August, is now appearing in a TV Land comedy, Retired at 35.


Broadway Baby

A Conversation with Great White Way veteran Judy Kaye, who is up for a 2012 Tony Award.


Catching Up with Lisa Loeb

The versatile singer, now a mom, is blogging about babies and creating award winning albums for kids.


Eat. Write. Travel. Cook.

In her new book, Gail Simmons charts her rise from Jewish girl from Toronto who loved food to someone who built a stellar career doing what she loved most.

Philanthropy & Service

Hearing the Needs of the Jewish Deaf

The Shabbat of May 5, 2012, has been designated to raise awareness about the needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing Jews.



Helping Women Embrace Their Power

Gloria Feldt talks about her book giving women the tools and insights they need to achieve the parity at home and in the workplace.

Philanthropy & Service

The Power of Advocacy

We salute four Jewish women working to end domestic violence.

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