WOMEN ARE NO LONGER TO­KENS IN LEAD­ER­SHIP

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMENT -

As Trustees of the Jewish Lead­er­ship Coun­cil (JLC), we are vis­i­ble ben­e­fi­cia­ries of the fan­tas­tic work of the Com­mis­sion on Women’s Lead­er­ship, which was ini­tially funded and spon­sored by the JLC.

We are de­lighted to be part of the change oc­cur­ring through­out the com­mu­nity, as more JLC mem­bers also work with Women in Jewish Lead­er­ship to be­gin the process of de­vel­op­ing their boards to be more rep­re­sen­ta­tive.

We are also keen that women not be seen as to­ken rep­re­sen­ta­tives and look for­ward to a time in the near fu­ture where women, as chairs of JLC mem­ber or­gan­i­sa­tions, take their right­ful place at the care­fully man­aged process of the im­por­tant Down­ing Street dis­cus­sions.

To that end, we were im­mensely proud of Han­nah Brady’s con­tri­bu­tion to the meet­ing. She was there on merit and spoke to the Prime Min­is­ter with ma­tu­rity and skill. She was no­body’s to­ken.

We are work­ing within the JLC to en­sure that many more women can take se­nior lead­er­ship po­si­tions within the com­mu­nity.

We can think of many women who would be won­der­ful can­di­dates to join the oth­er­wise pre­dom­i­nant­ly­male boards of com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions, in­clud­ing, we might say, the Jewish Chron­i­cle. De­bra Fox, Ruth Green JLC Trustees, Lon­don

The Euro­pean Jewish Congress led a del­e­ga­tion of Jewish com­mu­nity lead­ers to meet Pres­i­dent Putin in Moscow. I de­mand to know how many women were present. Shi­mon Co­hen Lon­don, NW5

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