As president of Advancing Women Professionals and the Jewish Community, Shifra Bronznick led the charge in demanding more women leaders of major Jewish organizations. Shifra Bronznick had an early start in Jewish community organizing, co-founding a group that brought together Jewish students from public and day schools when she was still a high school student. She went on to establish a women’s center on campus when she was a student at Queens College. In 1997, she helped prepare a report on women’s leadership in Jewish organizations—only two out of the forty organizations surveyed had women CEOs. A further report for the Trust for Jewish Philanthropy led to her launch of AWP to create more possibilities for women leaders in the Jewish community. Bronznick has also consulted to organizations ranging from American Jewish World Service to the American Indian College Fund to the National Council of Churches. She served as leadership strategist to the White House Project, designing the National Women’s Leadership Summits. For her work as a coalition-builder, Bronznick has repeatedly been chosen by the Jewish Daily Forward for their annual list of 50 most influential Jews.
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