Women in Leadership: Toward a Community/Corporate Culture in the Jewish Communal World
Publication Date: January 1995
Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America
Author(s): Judy Stern Peck
Keywords: Management; Leadership; Feminism
Coverage: United States
Women's underrepresentation in leadership positions in the Jewish communal world needs to be addressed and change must be effected. Having more women in both professional and volunteer leadership positions would create a community culture that would reflect women's values and leadership styles more than the current corporate culture. Ideally, a combined community/corporate culture would emerge that would combine the best characteristics of men's and women's differing ways of working. To this end, it is important for women to overcome inherent tensions and empower one another, through mentoring, to achieve leadership positions in the Jewish community.