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WE’RE CHANGING. When we see gender inequities across the Jewish community, we’re ever more prepared to call them out. Panels with no female contributors? Quoting only male experts in a talk? No. But yet, as we hire, retain, advance and in difficult times, even terminate employees, we still allow gender bias to pervade the process.

Let’s align our organizational values with our Jewish values.

Let’s examine our implicit biases.

Let’s deliberately design for diversity and equity.

Let’s stop accepting the way it’s always been done. 

We believe that hiring and employment processes that are more gender-equitable will help organizations help women rise to positions of leadership and enable them to hire the best candidates at the same time.

Our Gender Equity Advocates will spend time immersing themselves in a variety of employment processes, considering how organizations prepare, interview candidates and offer positions, as well as how they retain and advance employees, negotiate salaries, and even furlough and terminate employees.  


Register now for one of our upcoming workshops or trainings. 


Our Gender Equity Advocates are individual professionals and lay leaders fundamental to the success of their organizations and communities, embedded in their Jewish community as this work is done within their current roles, represent a diverse assembly of Jewish communal professionals and volunteer lay leaders, prepared to serve as advocates for gender-equitable and unbiased processes, language and behaviors, interested in and positioned to build organizational capacity.

All participants in our programs, learning and advocacy efforts embody the above values as well. We welcome those who are curious, passionate and eager to learn, within their current professional and/or volunteer roles, as we dive deeply into this work. 

We especially welcome participation from minority and marginalized communities inside our larger Jewish community.


Gender Equity Advocates are expected to take part in our full program, to grow the relationships that will make change possible and to engage in rich learning together.

In-person GEA workshops are a full day, approximately 8 hours including lunch.

Virtual GEA workshops are approximately 9-10 total hours, over a range of days or weeks, depending on the season. 

Fees range by location (in-person or virtual) and by the size of group (12-18 preferred) and includes all materials and e-access to our resources.

All who complete our Gender Equity Advocates Training are welcomed as full members of our Network following the completion of this training.

Nominate a colleague!   We encourage nominations: please feel free to share this with others who will benefit from being a part of this work.


  • We begin with implicit bias, examining how it functions in our lives, how it influences communication and decision-making, and where it emerges in intersection with hiring.

  • We consider the multi-phased work of the hiring committee, and the various steps of the hiring process, as we imagine how to constitute these committees to effectively combat bias and strive for equity.

  • We engage in close textual reading as a tool to consider how language influences behavior, interact with biases, reinforce social and cultural norms and shift our behavior, using job descriptions as our primary text.

  • We uncover helpful, practical strategies for identifying challenges in hiring and employment processes, and effective ways to advocate for change, located in thoughtful, organizational strategy and a desire to create supportive, equitable workplace cultures.

  • We map out relationships and consider the roles we play in our organizations, through professional and lay relationships, power and connection, and images of leadership, all in an effort to consider how we as advocates have our own power to make change.

Our Influences

Our work incorporates a wide variety of theoretical frameworks drawn from behavioral psychology, design and economics, organizational change theory and design, and social and relational network theory. We don't just locate our change theories in the work of gender studies, but we do begin there. We believe passionately that bringing together a wide variety of disciplines enables us to consider multiple vantage points on our work, helps us to engage in perspective taking, and thickens our discourse.


Our individual or multi-part workshops help groups and teams understand their orientation to these big ideas, and how they interact with hiring and employment processes 

Changing our mindsets and changing our practice through deep reflection and practice. Individualized workshops designed for your organization, team or community.


as a value

as a skill

Our work with negotiation begins with locating negotiation in the value of relationships and social connection, and moves on to skill building. Releasing ourselves from gendered assumptions about negotiation enables us to become gifted negotiators.

We can  uniquely tailor our signature workshop and other learning to your organizational needs.


Thu, Oct 29
Negotiation: Ask for It with GEiHP (4)
Beginning with salary negotiation, how to leverage your value and experience to ask for what you need and what you're worth in negotiations at work. While we'll focus on negotiations in a time of financial uncertainty, this will be helpful for everyone who needs support negotiating.
Tue, Nov 17
Congregational & Complementary Educators Cohort 6 (Virtual)
Join us as a Gender Equity Advocate, working together toward gender equal and unbiased hiring and employment processes, language & behaviors in Jewish workplaces, building organizational capacity for gender equity specifically inside and for congregations. 5 Tuesdays: 11/17, 24; 12/1, 8 and 15
Fri, Jan 15
Negotiation: Ask for It with GEiHP (5)
Beginning with salary negotiation, how to leverage your value and experience to ask for what you need and what you're worth in negotiations at work. While we'll focus on negotiations in a time of financial uncertainty, this will be helpful for everyone who needs support negotiating.

3 sessions

Monday, October 19: 12pm-3pm ET/9am-12pm PT

Wednesday, October 21: 12pm-3pm ET/9am-12pm PT

Friday, October 23: 12pm-1:30pm ET/9am-10:30 am PT

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