JWF is seeking applicants for esteemed “Young Leaders Society”

 Jewish Women’s Foundation of the Greater Palm Beaches (JWF), an independent, local nonprofit, is currently accepting applications for its esteemed “Young Leaders Society.” Open to women living or working in Palm Beach County, who are age 45 or younger, the program offers leadership training, networking and mentorship. With a vision of a world where all women and girls are safe, economically secure, and able to reach their fullest potential, the program is a keystone of the Foundation’s mission. The program is co-chaired by JWF Board of Directors Vice President, Alana Faintuch, and JWF Trustee, Lauren Stuhmer and applications are available online through Friday, January 12, 2018.


“Jewish Women’s Foundation of the Greater Palm Beaches is leading the way as a public voice for justice and equality,” said Tami Baldinger, CEO of JWF. “As part of our efforts for long term, societal change, we work to elevate women as leaders through training and mentorship. Our ‘Young Leaders Society’ program exemplifies our commitment to the next generation of leaders and is an incredible opportunity for women to learn the skills they need for effective leadership and to be part of a group of women leaders who support each other and gender equality.”


The “Young Leaders Society” meets monthly from January – December. The first part of the program provides training and leadership development workshops, including on the following topics:

  • Mental Health Maintenance – Achieving Work/Family Life Balance
  • How to Advocate for Women, Girls and Yourself: The Florida Legislative Process and Important Feminist Issues
  • Financial Literacy and Planning for the Future
  • Becoming a Better Negotiator
  • Networking 101

The last three sessions of the program focus on gender lens philanthropy and the young leaders participate in a giving circle – the model of strategic grant making JWF trustees use to allocate funding to nonprofits locally, nationally and in Israel. Each young leader will commit a minimum of $250 for one local grant and decide collectively how to allocate the pooled funds.


During the second year of the “Young Leaders Society,” members are paired with a dedicated mentor, who provides continued guidance and one-on-one mentoring.


Jewish Women’s Foundation of the Greater Palm Beaches is a nonprofit grant making and advocacy organization established to improve the lives of women and girls. Guided by Jewish values, JWF advocates for advancing all women and girls, and funds projects that have long-term effects for societal change on local, national and international levels by placing an unwavering focus on the root cause of issues.  An inclusive organization, JWF welcomes members of all beliefs and genders who believe that when women and girls are empowered, the entire community benefits.


For more information, or to apply for the “Young Leaders Society,” please visit www.jwfpalmbeach.org/young-leaders-society/ or contact Jennifer Kryshka by emailing [email protected] or calling (561) 275-2200.