JWA News Release: June 23, 2003
Jewish Women's Archive Hires New Chief Operating Officer
BROOLINE, MA, June 23, 2003—Jaymie Saks has been named Chief Operating Officer for the Jewish Women's Archive (JWA). The appointment was announced by Gail T. Reimer, JWA Executive Director. As Chief Operating Officer, Saks will oversee the JWA's daily operations and manage the implementation of JWA's new five-year strategic plan.
"With her passion for the mission of JWA and her management experience in the for-profit sector, Ms. Saks will play an important part in helping us realize our ambitious goals," said Reimer.
Saks holds an MBA from The Wharton School, and has over 15 years of experience at a wide variety of for-profit organizations, including Computer Science Corporation and Fidelity Investments. Speaking about her excitement with her new position, Saks said "I was seeking a way to pull together my business experience with my commitment to feminism, women's history, Jewish history, and providing role models for girls. JWA is meeting a critical need," Saks continued. "JWA is raising awareness of the place of Jewish women in Jewish history and providing children with female role models in the Jewish world."
The Jewish Women's Archive (JWA) is a national, nonprofit organization with a mission to uncover, chronicle and transmit the rich legacy of Jewish women and their contributions to our families and our communities, to our people and our world. JWA employs a combination of approaches to its work, from online exhibits to community-based oral history projects to public programs and events. Founded in Boston, Massachusetts in 1995, JWA was one of the first organizations in the Jewish community to stake a claim in the new frontier of the web, and continues to innovate in its use of the virtual world for academic, cultural, archival and educational purposes. JWA has become a leading advocate for and center of education in Jewish women's history, ensuring that we remember the women who came before us, honor the women among us, and inspire those who will follow us. JWA's award-winning website, jwa.org, has the most extensive collection of material on American Jewish women on the web.