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Founder

Recha Freier

Recha Schweitzer Freier founded Youth Aliyah in Berlin in 1932, saving thousands of Jews from the Holocaust.

Anna Freud

Through her studies of children, Anna Freud shaped the fields of both child psychology and developmental psychology.

Ruth First

Though her investigative journalism, Ruth First exposed the horrors of apartheid.

Sheila Finestone

Throughout her career in Canadian politics as a parliamentarian and senator, Sheila Finestone fought for human rights.

Heidi Zak

In creating her company Thirdlove, Heidi Zak completely reimagined women’s bras and the process of shopping for them.

Lila Kagedan

The first Orthodox woman to claim the title of Rabbi, Lila Kagedan has worked to make Jewish learning accessible to all.

Prudence L. Steiner

Over the course of her career, Prudence Steiner has devoted her literary, educational, and philanthropic talents to Harvard University, as well as to a range of cultural and Jewish organizations.

Nicki Newman Tanner

As part of her lifelong devotion to Wellesley College, Nicki Newman Tanner chaired a record-breaking capital campaign for the college in 1993, raising $168 million from alumnae and disproving the assumption that women give less than men.

Martha Minow

Martha Louise Minow has shaped laws to help the disempowered, and as dean of Harvard Law School, has also shaped the next generation of lawmakers.

Suzanne G. Priebatsch

Suzanne Priebatsch has focused her career in investment management on helping people become more “financially literate” so they can manage their wealth during their lifetimes and pass on legacies that reflect their values.

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