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Israeli Women & Leadership: Golda's Legacy and Beyond

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What can we learn from Israeli women about leadership?

Israeli Women & Leadership: Golda’s Legacy and Beyond

Since Israel’s founding, women leaders have made their mark, from Golda Meir’s election as prime minister, right up to today’s rising voices.

Forbes chose Israel to host its first Global Women’s Summit because of the country’s longstanding track record in making leadership roles available to women. Israeli women represent 35% of senior executives and 30% of the Knesset, both significantly higher than similar figures in the U.S.

To uncover lessons from the experiences of Israeli women in leadership, Spertus presents Dr. Mira Sucharov, Associate Professor of Political Science at Carleton University, in conversation with Spertus Institute’s Dean and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Keren E. Fraiman.

Dr. Sucharov will train a lens on the leadership styles of Israeli women in a variety of sectors—politics, grassroots organizing, education, and the arts—and at various levels of involvement, right up to the prime ministership. Audience members will learn about a variety of dynamic initiatives in Israel and get a glimpse of the challenges and opportunities facing Israeli women today.

Dr. Mira Sucharov is a widely published author whose op-eds have appeared in Haaretz, The Forward, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, The Huffington Post, and The Daily Beast. She is a five-time teaching award winner and recipient of her Faculty’s Excellence in Public Commentary Award. She is the founding co-chair of the Jewish Politics Division at the Association for Jewish Studies, is co-editor of AJS Perspectives, and currently sits on the New Israel Fund of Canada Advisory Council.

Includes dessert reception.

This program is part of the Solomon Goldman Lecture Series, generously endowed by the late Rose and Sidney Shure.



Image above: Andy Warhol’s Golda Meir, from Ten Portraits of Jews of the 20th Century, on view in Spertus Institute’s Ground Level Arts Lab, opening March 23, 2020. Spertus Institute Collection. ©The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / Courtesy Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York.

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