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Shifra Bronznick

b. 1954

by JWA Staff
Our work to expand the Encyclopedia is ongoing. We are providing this brief biography for Shifra Bronznick until we are able to commission a full entry.

Shifra Broznick.

Shifra Bronznick is a strategist to social sector networks, organizations, and leaders.  Her ongoing partnership with Auburn has deepened its influence and impact on the multi-faith movement for justice. Shifra created the groundbreaking “Better Work, Better Life” paid leave campaign. The “Men as Allies” initiative she launched has influenced creative approaches to diversifying thought leadership across sectors. The leadership programs she designs support hundreds of women in cultivating their full potential and advancing social change. She has coached many leaders of all genders with a focus on the intersection of individual advancement and systemic change.

Shifra was Founder and President of Advancing Women Professionals & the Jewish Community, recognized annually by the philanthropic guide, Slingshot, for leadership and innovation. She co-authored Leveling the Playing Field with Didi Goldenhar and Marty Linsky. Shifra developed the pilot for a new Philanthropic Leadership Curriculum for Women Moving Millions, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Her action research projects with the Nathan Cummings Foundation, including Visioning Justice, strengthened the field of faith rooted social justice and led to the creation of the Selah Leadership program and to the establishment of the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable. Shifra has been chosen three times by The Forward as one of the fifty most influential Jews. She received the 2019 Lives of Commitment award from Auburn Seminary, the Leading Lights award from the Future Work Institute, the Distinguished Leader award from A Better Balance and is a Ford Foundation Public Voices Fellow.

The leadership consultant to the White House Project for over a decade, Shifra has been a senior fellow at the Research Center for Leadership in Action at NYU/Wagner Graduate School of Public Service where she teaches strategic leadership for the Executive Masters in Public Administration program.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Shifra Bronznick." (Viewed on December 3, 2023) <>.


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