Haredi Women Executives Advancing Social-Civic Innovation
Development of a vanguard of accomplished Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) women executives that will advance solutions for social-civic challenges
There is a core of successful professional Haredi women with the potential to contribute substantially, professionally and systemically to the social-civic arena. However, these women, generally do not promote social agendas or initiative community projects because they lack exposure to or experience with social activism..
The past decade has seen a substantial investment in higher education and employment of Haredi women, leading to an increase in Haredi women employment (from 53% to 78%). This has led to an increase in Haredi women in executive positions; now constituting 10-15% of employed Haredi women.
For this, two challenges must be met: • Lack of knowledge and mechanisms for developing social perspective and engagement • Lack of a platform to advance social-civic projects that can improve societal quality of life.
Identification and selection
Identification and selection of mainstream professional Haredi women executives, who are influential in their local or public space
Training focused on professional development and capability, advancing social change processes, and social responsibility
Creating a community
Creating a community of equals for continuous networking and advancement of social change processes
Creating partnerships and initiatives among participants and societal sectors