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  • AWP – Advancing Women Professionals and the Jewish Community
    shared leadership Mission Leadership Team Supporters In the News Take Action Take the pledge to include women in every public conversation Join our male allies who are actively promoting their talented female colleagues Improve work life fit in your organization Help your organization qualify for the Better Work Better Life Campaign by adopting paid parental leave and formal flexibility Use your ideas to write speak and change the conversation Find out how Jewish women leaders rabbis and activists are sharing expertise with the world through our program with the Op Ed Project Heads Up AWP s Big News about the Next Phase AWP closed on December 31 2015 Partners and allies are driving the work of gender equity and shared leadership The website continues as a resource to the community Read more Put your organization on the map The Better Work Better Life Celebration on Wednesday October 28 2015 showcases the 100 Jewish nonprofits that are adopting healthy work life policies Read about our strategy for Making Paid Leave Big Enough to Matter and Small Enough to Achieve Men as Allies paving the way Systemic change will happen when men point out talented women colleagues A wonderful piece by Shifra

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  • Jewish Values
    Bronznick about AWP specifically about the Better Work Better Life Campaign and paid parental leave at the Wexner Foundation Article Balancing Career and Family in Jewish Communal Service Cindy Chazan writes on striking the balance between being a Jewish professional and a private Jewish citizen the inside story from one of the few women to ascend to the top ranks of the Jewish communal field Article Women Leaders in Judaism Shifra Bronznick Didi Goldenhar and Joanna Samuels piece published in Sage explores the history of women in Judaism and their role over time Article Creating Change in the Federation System Shifra Bronznick s piece discusses the report on gender bias in the Federation system including practical strategies for making change in the Jewish community Report Centering on Professionals The 2001 Study of JCC Personnel In North America A survey of JCC professionals finds high rates of job satisfaction but concerns over advancement and compensation While the proportion of women in senior positions has grown women s salaries significantly trail men s salaries How To Sample Exercise for Rabbinical Search Committees Tools for organizations who are considering hiring a female rabbi Article On The Verge of Real Change An article identifying significant changes in Jewish women s leadership including an increase in the number of women executives in start ups and new executive job descriptions with shared leadership responsibilities Men as Allies Many influential men in Jewish life agree that our community will flourish with shared leadership AWP s male allies want to infuse the Jewish conversation with the voices and viewpoints of women scholars rabbis public intellectuals and institutional executives Make the Case Make the case for gender equity and shared leadership Here are the questions most often asked and the answers that we think make the strongest case for

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  • Negotiation
    is before accepting a job Recruiters and nonprofit managers offer tips on negotiating job offers Article The Equity Imperative Reaching Effectiveness Through the Dual Agenda Dealing with inequities in the workplace serves to provide equitable conditions that allow employees to realize their potential thereby creating effective organizations argue Lotte Bailyn and Joyce K Fletcher Video A Simple Framework for Approaching Negotiation in a Whole New Light The video features Margaret A Neale and was created for Leanin org it offers tips on reframing negotiation through a gender lens How to Negotation Tactics for Success This helpful worksheet is adapted from the work of Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever in their book Women Don t Ask Article Eight Tips for Timid Negotiators Negotiation expert Becky Shambaugh on the art of asking for what you deserve Article Nice Girls Don t Ask A brief and instructive article for managers on negotiating with women employees How to It Pays To Ask Negotiating Conditions for Leadership Success Business and professional organizations often operate in ways that can place women at a disadvantage This article offers instructive insight on how negotiating is different for women Negotiate Women still earn less than their male counterparts 77

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  • Flexibility
    arrangement agreement Presentation Formalizing Flexibility AWP Work Life Convening Presentation given at the AWP Work Life Convening on February 7 2011 Article Making Motherhood Work With Work Deena Fuchs talks about her experience as an executive and new mother and how the flexible policies of the AVI CHAI Foundation help her balance it all Article How to Make 100 Organizations in the Same Industry More Flexible Key Lessons Learned Article by Cali Yost detailing AWP s Better Work Better Life Initiative and the main lessons learned during the process Presentation Work Life Fit A Candid Conversation Agenda Agenda for the Work Life Fit Convening that took place on June 13 2013 in conjunction with UJA Federation of New York and the JCC Association Article How Jewish Workplaces Can Right Gender Disparities This article offers solid arguments for formalized flexible work arrangements as a key strategy for advancing Jewish women professionals based on the experiences of Renanit Levy and Rachel Jacoby Rosenfield Article Breastfeeding Rooms Hidden in Health Care Law An overview of President Obama s new health care initiative that requires employers to provide a space for breastfeeding mothers Video Work Life Myths and Realities A helpful video from a June 2013 convening on work life fit featuring Anne Weisberg of the FutureWork Institute Shifra Bronznick of AWP and Sari Ferro VP for Human Resources at UJA Federation of New York Sample Policy UJA Federation of New York Flexible Work Arrangements UJA Federation of New York s policy provides guidelines for requesting and managing flexible work arrangements Sample Policy T ruah Rabbis for Human Rights Flexible Work Arrangements T ruah offers a clear and helpful policy regarding a wide range of formal flexible work arrangements Report JBFCS Flexibility Brochure An internal guide for Jewish Board of Family and Children s

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  • Leadership
    recruiter suggests that if Jewish organizations want more qualified women candidates to compete for CEO positions they need to give female senior managers the opportunity to develop the skills required of a CEO Template 12 Steps to a Successful Search BoardWalk Consulting has prepared a template to guide you through the 12 Steps to a Successful Search Article Unprepared for CEO Transitions Where Will We Find the Next Generation of Nonprofit Executives A study that shows how boards and CEOs need to begin addressing leadership transition right away or they will find themselves scrambling and competing to recruit talented senior executives and to deal with the disruptions that these transitions can cause Article Trust in Transition The Story of Mayyim Hayyim s Recent Executive Transition Carrie Bornstein and Aliza Kline detail the true life story about succession planning and professional development from a women led Jewish community organization based in Boston MA Article A Survival Guide For Leaders Let s face it to lead is to live dangerously Although leadership is often viewed as an exciting and glamorous endeavor such a portrayal ignores leadership s dark side the inevitable attempts to take you out of the game Article Radical Change the Quiet Way Drawing from fifteen years of research Debra E Meyerson illustrates a spectrum of innovative ways from cautious to increasingly bold that individuals use to rock the boat from inside the corporate ship and steer a course for powerful positive change Presentation Conference for Change Agenda and Program Program and agenda along with participant bios for 2007 s Conference for Change Article Women Speak Up Men are five times more likely to submit Op Ed articles to outlets than women Katie Orenstein founder of The Op Ed Project and a partner of AWP s sought to change it by training women to get their voices into the public sphere Article A Simple Suggestion to Help Phase Out All Male Panels at Tech Conferences An article in The Atlantic urging men in technology to take a pledge not to participate on all male panels inspired by AWP s Men as Allies initiative Article A Mitzvah of Egalitarianism Shaul Kelner writes about taking the AWP pledge to not participate on all male panels Work on Purpose Heart Head Hustle Suggestions for aligning your heart and your head so that you can achieve hustle those times in which you are driven by your personal purpose Created by Echoing Green How To Dual Agenda Exercise Learn how equity connects to effectiveness and diagnose your own organization using scholarship and worksheets pioneered by Lotte Bailyn and Joyce Fletcher How to Negotation Tactics for Success This helpful worksheet is adapted from the work of Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever in their book Women Don t Ask Article Eight Tips for Timid Negotiators Negotiation expert Becky Shambaugh on the art of asking for what you deserve How To Political Mapping Tool A tool to map out individual and organizational actors involved in the formation and

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  • Learn - Advancing Women Professionals and the Jewish Community
    promotes shared leadership and advocates for healthy work life policies that benefit all professionals women and men Over the past decade we have become a leading model for change in the Jewish community and beyond Our goals are practical and visionary We want to equip change agents with accurate information and specific strategies so that you can embed equity and increase effectiveness wherever you work and whatever your role The power of the collective is also critical for making change We will support you and your colleagues to build a future where shared leadership is the norm Achieving gender equity calls for adaptive change Unlike technical challenges which are solved with logic or expertise adaptive challenges compel us to square our values with what we actually do day to day Adaptive change requires enlightened leadership to navigate the ups and downs that accompany fundamental shifts in perception and practice In our guidebook Leveling the Playing Field Advancing Women in Jewish Organizational Life we teach the principles of adaptive change and offer strategies for creating gender equity and promoting shared leadership At AWP we learn from experts in every field and customize that learning to the Jewish community We apply our

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  • Research – AWP
    the Federation System 2003 showed why there were no female CEOs at large city federations even with women accounting for 80 of the federation workforce The obstacles started with the double bind of leadership styles Women were seen as not tough enough unless they were seen as too tough and abrasive Professional and volunteer leaders questioned whether women could solicit major gifts despite successful campaign directors in their ranks and the outstanding track record of women in other fields including presidents of Ivy League universities The pipeline was blocked by weak professional development the influence of the old boys club and antiquated work life policy Do women really want top jobs Acknowledging bias was a critical first step Through discussions with hundreds of federation volunteers and professionals we collected many good ideas to move in a more positive direction But resistance ran deep We heard the constant refrain Do women really want these top jobs Our second federation study Cultivating the Talent Women Professionals in the Federation System 2006 showed that women do want top jobs when they have equal opportunity for career development a fair executive search process and work life policies that recognize their greater share of caregiving and household responsibility We offered three recommendations public support for women s aspirations sequenced career planning and policies for workplace flexibility Small cracks in the glass ceiling AWP s research partnership with JFNA changed the way professionals were recruited and selected for high level leadership programs and eventually led to model policies for formal flexibility and paid parental leave The glass ceiling cracked twice with the appointment of Jennifer Gorovitz to lead the San Francisco federation in 2010 and Deborah Corber to lead the Montreal federation in 2011 Research can catalyze change It also reveals the inflexibility of some systems

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  • Make the Case – AWP
    Jewish women serve as presidents of universities and foundations and bring their wisdom to the Senate floor and the Supreme Court So what s holding women back from leadership in the Jewish community We see how cultural attitudes can inhibit the pace of change We re one big Jewish family The family atmosphere permeating more established organizations allows gender stereotypes to flourish With older men at the top young women at the entry and middle levels are expected to be good daughters who won t make too many demands My invisible accomplishment All nonprofits cultivate donors and board members However in Jewish communal life collaboration between volunteers and staff is valued more than individual achievement This makes it hard to create and honor objective performance standards We are saving the world Our organizations feed the hungry uphold human rights rescue the vulnerable and fortify Jewish continuity Internal needs talent development work life policy and women s advancement are seen as distractions from these mission driven activities Where do we see progress Change is on the way More women are at the helm of Jewish foundations social service agencies national publications spiritual communities and social justice organizations Women lead half of the innovative start ups recognized by Slingshot More women are being tapped as public intellectuals and thought leaders and awarded major prizes and fellowships All male plenaries are becoming the exception Orthodox women spiritual leaders are transforming everyone s understanding of our shared Jewish narrative More than eighty Jewish organizations have changed their workplace policies to offer formal flexibility and paid parental leave What s holding us back The conversation about gender equity and shared leadership now starts at a higher level of awareness Yet the pace is slow in some corners Men occupy 90 of CEO positions at major

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