WOMEN ARE NO LONGER TOKENS IN LEADERSHIP
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