Advancing Women Professionals and the Jewish Community (AWP) is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to advance women into leadership positions in Jewish life; stimulate Jewish organizations to become more equitable, productive and vibrant environments; and promote policies that support work-life integration and flexibility for professionals and volunteers.
AWP exists because women represent a majority of the Jewish professional workforce yet few rise to top positions of influence. As a result, many talented women find they cannot reach their full potential in the Jewish community. The community, in turn, is affected by the talent drain that results when women leave the Jewish professional field – or choose not to enter in the first place.
AWP seeks to leverage the talents of women professionals on behalf of the Jewish community, and to act as a catalyst for change in the field. By eradicating the systemic barriers that prevent women from advancing, AWP can help Jewish organizations establish policies and practices that expand opportunities for everyone.