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  • Experiment – AWP
    Report of the Hillel Task Force on Balancing Personal and Professional Lives Report Gender Variation in the Careers of Conservative Rabbis A Survey of Rabbis Ordained Since 1984 Report Cultivating the Talent Women Professionals in the Federation System Report JBFCS The Benefits of Flexible Work Arrangements Real world experiments AWP identified best policies and practices for advancing gender equity and women s leadership from corporations academia and other professional fields We then partnered with prominent Jewish organizations to adapt these proven strategies to their specific contexts In each case our real world experiments led to measurable change Action research at Jewish Federations of North America 2003 2007 Our action research projects explored gender equity and women s leadership in the federation system including talent cultivation professional development and work life policy Discussion of our findings across JFNA eventually led to improved work life policies and a new selection process for executive development programs Work life fit at Hillel 2001 2011 We analyzed work life challenges throughout this national system of campus centers Among the outcomes were training sessions at annual conferences a work life coaching project inclusion of these issues in annual performance assessments a salary study and the launch of a women s network Flexibility at Jewish Board of Family and Children s Services 2003 2004 We collaborated with senior managers to develop guidelines for flexible work arrangements The goal was to support diversity and productivity within this large network of social service agencies The experiment went forward in multiple departments and influenced other Jewish organizations to establish flexible work arrangements Search process for women rabbis in the Conservative movement 2003 2010 With the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism USCJ we supported the consultative role of regional directors in the search process to improve recruitment and selection for women

    Original URL path: http://advancingwomen.org/pages/learn/experiments (2016-04-30)
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  • Level the Playing Field – AWP
    of a partnership among three authors Shifra Bronznick Didi Goldenhar and Marty Linsky and between two organizations AWP and Cambridge Leadership Associates this guidebook offers Strategies for creating gender equity Stories and reflections from leaders of Jewish and other nonprofit organizations Tools for assessing gender equity and shared leadership in your environment Leveling the Playing Field is based on the principles of adaptive leadership which differentiates between technical problems which have known logical solutions and adaptive challenges for which there are no easy answers Adaptive challenges reveal the gap between what we say and what we do compelling us to change hearts minds and behaviors in order to make progress Learn the basics for launching a gender equity initiative You don t have to be a CEO or board member You can be a change agent from wherever you sit in your organization or community Get started by reading our guidebook s four sections Diagnosis Intervention Monitoring and Accountability You will learn Strategic options and practical resources to launch a gender equity initiative Lessons from gender initiatives in Jewish organizations and other fields Insights about the challenges and rewards of making change Try the tools Data Collection and Analysis Build a gender profile of your organization from staff and board leadership to career development and work life policy Environmental Assessment Learn how to think politically about conditions trends and stakeholders Identify your allies partners and ambassadors Strategy and Action Planning Whether you aim to add more women on your board or move your organization toward formal flexibility our worksheets will help you set priorities catalogue resources and anticipate obstacles Share this story Buy the book If you believe that gender equity is vital to the health of Jewish communities and want to turn your beliefs into productive action then this

    Original URL path: http://advancingwomen.org/pages/learn/leveling-the-playing-field (2016-04-30)
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  • Negotiate – AWP
    women gained seats Negotiation matters In the corporate sector women have sued for fair pay But given the family culture of Jewish organizations litigation is unlikely to be used as a tool for change So negotiation matters even more It s hard in our mission driven organizations to challenge the assumption that money shouldn t matter But we can have noble ideals and still be paid equitably Start negotiating with your first job While differences in starting salaries are usually modest these add up over time Every promotional raise and every new job is pegged to your pay history Also people with higher starting salaries win bigger raises throughout their careers Negotiation is not only about money benefits and titles Resources like support staff professional development and program budgets can be put on the table Workplace issues like flexible scheduling telecommuting and paid family leave are also worth negotiating Men and women negotiate differently AWP has led negotiation workshops for hundreds of Jewish women professionals We learned from Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever authors of Women Don t Ask and Ask for It Their research is definitive Men initiate negotiations four times as frequently as women No surprise Women compare negotiation to root canal while men see negotiation as a sport Root canal or good sport Mental models matter Women negotiate better for others than for themselves When they negotiate for others women perform equally as well as men Men are expected to play hardball But women who play hardball are viewed negatively Women need to negotiate differently by being positive about accomplishments and committed to win win solutions Learn from the negotiation experts Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever recommend these best practices Build your case How does the organization benefit from your work Chart your accomplishments and show progress

    Original URL path: http://advancingwomen.org/pages/learn/negotiation-training (2016-04-30)
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  • Mobilize – AWP
    Men as Allies Op Ed Project Participants Conferences Conference Resources Mobilize for change We believe that you can make change whatever your role and wherever you stand in your Jewish organization and community AWP s Better Work Better Life Campaign is enlisting 100 Jewish organizations to adopt formal flexibility and paid parental leave If your organization wants to retain the best talent support high performance and honor personal and caregiving needs we will supply you with knowledge and tools to persuade your CEO help Human Resources make the case and implement smart policies Find out if your organization qualifies and what good policies look like Our Action Learning Teams have trained more than 50 women professionals to advance their careers and be effective change agents Our alumni are ambitious professionals who are making their voices heard and taking seats at decision making tables in the Jewish community Our Men as Allies initiative has recruited more than 70 institutional CEOs volunteer leaders rabbis and scholars all of whom pledge not to appear on public panels without women These allies are changing the narrative about Jewish wisdom And more they are stepping up for gender equity from pay and promotions to selection committees and work life policy Meet our allies and find out how you can take the pledge The Op Ed Project founded by Katie Orenstein trains women to bring their voices and viewpoints into the critical public debates of our time AWP s partnership with the Op Ed Project has resulted in many published op eds by Jewish women clergy professionals and volunteer leaders Learn how you can participate AWP s conferences gather diverse groups of Jewish women and men across geography generation denomination and discipline to share experiences and strategies for closing the gender gap building shared leadership and

    Original URL path: http://advancingwomen.org/pages/mobilize (2016-04-30)
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  • Better Work Better Life – AWP
    Big Enough to Matter and Small Enough to Achieve Build smart healthy Jewish workplaces The Better Work Better Life Campaign aims to improve parental leave and flexible work arrangements in Jewish organizations These policies are critical to advance women professionals who still carry the majority of personal caregiving and household responsibilities Our goal is to enlist 100 Jewish organizations as a catalyst for making healthy work life policy the norm in our community Our ultimate goal is to make these same standards the norm throughout the nonprofit sector and American society The Campaign is anchored by AWP s report on work life policies in more than 200 Jewish organizations Adopt our framing principles Work life policy and practice are key indicators for job satisfaction and employee retention Our organizations benefit when we shift our focus from hours and activities to outcomes and impact Work life policy is a diversity issue affecting women and men of every generation and background By adopting healthy work life policies the Jewish community will enact its stated priorities around family education community and spirituality As our Campaign approaches 100 organizations we are celebrating these smart healthy Jewish workplaces We also envision our Jewish community leading the way in work life policy comparable to our prominence in earlier labor movements Share this story Videos Why Paid Leave Matters Prior to closure as a stand alone organization Advancing Women Professionals and the Jewish Community celebrated 100 Jewish nonprofits that qualified for its Better Work Better Life Campaign on October 28 2015 at the Prince George Ballroom in New York City SHIFRA BRONZNICK Founder and President of Advancing Women Professionals and the Jewish Community STOSH COTLER CEO of Bend the Arc A Jewish Partnership for Justice ERIC FINGERHUT President and CEO of Hillel MARK GURVIS Executive Vice President

    Original URL path: http://advancingwomen.org/pages/mobilize/better-work-better-life (2016-04-30)
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  • Action Learning – AWP
    and prizes and coaching peers in negotiation and thought leadership These dynamic women see themselves as leaders capable of making change wherever they work in the Jewish community Create your own action learning team You can create an Action Learning Team in your own organization or community We worked with groups of 8 12 women and scheduled 4 retreats over 18 months supplemented by regular phone calls However you shape your team trust the power of peer relationships to support each other celebrate small wins and reinforce mutual accountability Take a look at our Action Learning resources Leveling the Playing Field AWP s book guides you through the complex terrain of systems change from Diagnosis and Intervention to Monitoring and Accountability Co authored with Adaptive Leadership expert Marty Linsky this is the s ource for the theory strategies and tools your team will need for advancing gender equity The Dual Agenda Equity and Effectiveness Learn about the relationship between equity and effectiveness and diagnose your own organization using research and worksheets pioneered by AWP advisors Lotte Bailyn M I T and Joyce Fletcher Simmons School of Management Work on Purpose The curriculum by Echoing Green the leading organization for social entrepreneurs worldwide is a lively curriculum for exploring your passion purpose and skills and harnessing them for maximum impact The Negotiation Gym Learn about the gender lens in negotiation and coach each other in role playing scenarios Our expert colleagues Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever provide the essential facts and step by step worksheets for your own career negotiation and for systemic change in your organization The Op Ed Project Learn how to assert your expertise and add your voice to public debates in the media If you are interested in forming an Action Learning Team contact us for a

    Original URL path: http://advancingwomen.org/pages/mobilize/action-learning (2016-04-30)
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  • Men as Allies – AWP
    Meet Our Allies Become an Ally FAQ Op Ed Project Conferences Related Resources Article A Mitzvah of Egalitarianism Article Calling out all male panels one blog at a time Article How to End All Male Panels Share the stage and change the Jewish story AWP s male allies are professional and volunteer leaders who have taken a pledge not to convene or appear on all male panels These men are helping to change the narrative about intellectual religious and cultural wisdom in the Jewish public square by including the voices and viewpoints of women scholars rabbis content experts and institutional executives Change the frame on roles and expertise When invited to speak on all male panels our allies educate the conveners Must the panelist be the CEO of a veteran organization or senior rabbi of a 5 000 person congregation What about the CEO of an innovative start up or the founder of a new spiritual community Must the scholar in residence bring decades of teaching experience What about the younger academic bringing a well reviewed book and accolades by her peers Like AWP our male allies believe that if the category is so narrow as to exclude women expand the criteria or change the category Our allies also advocate for equal pay better work life policies and more equitable transparent methods for recruiting senior executives and awarding prestigious prizes and fellowships We celebrate these men for living their values and asking their peers to do the same Share this story Take the pledge to include women in every public conversation Join our male allies who are actively promoting their talented female colleagues Video Jeremy Burton Learn more about Awesome Jewesses on Twitter from Jeremy Burton ED of JCRC of Greater Boston and AWP Male Ally Video Yehuda Kurtzer Yehuda

    Original URL path: http://advancingwomen.org/pages/mobilize/men-as-allies (2016-04-30)
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  • Op-Ed Project – AWP
    Jewish community and in larger society Opinion pages of newspapers and online media are dominated 85 by men The same goes for TED talks and other venues for big ideas Too often women s opinions are sidelined Or women stand in the wings waiting to be invited to the major debates of our time What would happen if we called on all the available wisdom Wouldn t our community and our world be better off Women account for more than 50 of the Jewish community so we have an amazing opportunity to invest in their talents and benefit from their assets Leverage your expertise and make your voice heard AWP s partnership with the Op Ed Project and Rabbis without Borders is moving women toward a tipping point in the Jewish public square The Op Ed Project founded by Echoing Green Fellow Katie Orenstein increases the range of voices and quality of ideas we hear in the world Katie Orenstein teaches women to own and expand their scope of expertise For example as a trained folklorist and journalist Katie s specialty was the story of Little Red Riding Hood While writing her first book she stretched that expertise to include the global folklore of women and girls and from that vantage point came to appreciate her unique grasp of feminist thought worldwide Which led to a more sophisticated and successful book What is your area of expertise And how can you go beyond the specifics to connect that circle to your other skills and gifts Trainings by the Op Ed Project will teach you the underlying theory around women s expertise and why we are duty bound to contribute our ideas and wisdom You also will learn how to write a short compelling opinion piece Take the leap before you

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