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.



All of our Gender Equity Advocates Workshops are now virtual.

Workshops are 5 sessions of 3 hours each, over the course of 5 weeks. 

All who complete our Gender Equity Advocates Workshops are welcomed as full members of our Network following the completion of this training. Learn more about our Network here. 

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

Fees includes all materials and e-access to our resources, and a lifetime membership in our Network, as well as discounts on future programming.

Financial assistance is available: see below. 

Our Approach to Equity: Equitable Fees

Because our work is rooted in equity as a value, we bring an equity lens to our payment and fees as well. We believe that equity is about giving people what they need, in order to make things fair. The concept of equity is synonymous with fairness and justice. Here, we can use equity to build a system of trusting each other to pay what they can, to be willing to give and to receive, and to see all of us as one whole, working together to build a more equitable world.

  • BALANCE:  This price point is what we consider a balanced exchange for the experience, learning, and resources we're creating.   

  • SUSTAIN and GROW:  If you (and/or your employer) are able to offer more to help keep this work accessible and equitable so that others can participate and we can continue to grow, please choose this price point. In doing so, you sustain our work and the ability of others to participate without having to ask.

  • SUPPORT:  If your participation requires a partial scholarship, please select this price point. 

If you are in a situation where your capacity to pay your essential bills would be compromised by any of the above options, please reach out to us. 


Beginning with our Biases

  • We begin with ourselves, and where our stories Intersect with our work as gender equity advocates. We step into our own biases, contemplating implicit bias, examining how it functions in our lives, how it influences communication and decision-making, and where it emerges in intersection with hiring and employment.

The Hiring & Employment Life-Cycle
  • 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. As we reimagine this process, we consider our first strategies toward building equity Into our work through the makeup of committees, our questions and our planning and design.


Evaluating Language, Evaluating Ourselves
  • 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 to lift up opportunities to create gender equitable Internal and external organizational processes.

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

Voices of Advocacy
  • 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.

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Salary negotiation. Negotation of contracts. Negotiation of any kind. 


It's on our minds always, as a place for us to grow, as a place for us to notice gender bias and implicit bias overall, and as a place for us to strengthen our own confidence that we bring unique value to our work and to our field. 


Now, more than ever, this is hard. We have no sense that our organizations will be able to support salary increases, and no sense that our asks will be useful. We want to protect our interests, and at the same time we are balancing an awareness that the world is changing around us. 

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Together, we'll explore a process for identifying the unique, inspiring and powerful value you bring you your work, and using that value and helpful data to begin your negotiations. While negotiation is in some cases about money and salary increase, it's also about appreciation and recognition, for your employers and for you, and we'll think about both. We'll bring together tools and skills gathered from across the not for profit world and from feminist negotiators, from the business world and from advocates who engage in negotiation with Fortune-500 companies and major universities, grounded in data. 

We invite you to bring your personal negotiation dilemmas to our session.


Who is this for?


This is for everyone. Everyone deserves the opportunity to improve and polish their negotiation skills, and to develop their capacity to identify and articulate their value. 

Also ideal

  • If you're searching for a new position and want to make sure your negotiation skills position you to your best advantage

  • If you are negotiating a new contract (in a current or new role) or moving into a new position and negotiating terms

  • If you'll be serving as a mediator or negotiator for others

  • If you supervise others who will be negotiating and you'd like to support them

  • If you recognize that negotiation is a vital tool in your work and you're looking to improve overall

We happen to think this is great for everyone. But we're biased!!

NEW! Complementary 30 minute Coaching Session


This session comes with one free one-on-one 30 minute coaching session, following this workshop, with session facilitator (and our CEO and co-founder) Sara Shapiro-Plevan. We believe that this session helps to anchor your learning and root your own personal questions in our practice, help you to develop specific and helpful language, and develop a plan for your negotiation. Please feel free to bring your personal negotiation dilemmas to our session. These sessions are booked following participation in our workshop.


More Details

  • Each Ask For It Workshop is for 2-6 people maximum, unless hosted by an organization offering a session to their staff. 

  • Workshop prices begin at $118, and may be lower depending on the size of the group.

  • Financial assistance may be available: please be in touch.

  • Workshops are 2.5 hours long, and are typically held on Friday mornings unless designed for a group requesting an alternate date and time. 


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.


  • Negotiation: Ask for It with GEiHP
    Apr 16, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT
    You're worth it. We begin with naming and leveraging 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.
  • JEA Chicagoland Asks For It: Negotiation with GEiHP
    Apr 22, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT
    You're worth it. We begin with naming and leveraging your value and experience to ask for what you need and what you're worth in negotiations at work. This session is reserved for members of the Jewish Educators Assembly, Midwest Region ONLY.
  • Good Guys: How Men Can Be Better Allies For Women In The Workplace (for CCAR Rabbis)
    Zoom link will be provided prior to event
    May 05, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Zoom link will be provided prior to event
    Sponsored by Rabbis Paul Kipnes & Daniel Plotkin. Let's have a challenging discussion of Smith and Johnson's new book on male allies and how men can show up for women at work. CCAR members ONLY. 5/5, 6/2 and 7/14.
  • Good Guys: How Men Can Be Better Allies For Women In The Workplace (for RA Rabbis)
    Zoom link will be provided prior to event
    Jul 01, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
    Zoom link will be provided prior to event
    Sponsored by ___. Let's have a challenging discussion of Smith and Johnson's new book on male allies and how men can show up for women at work. CCAR members ONLY.



Design and execute your strategy


How to analyze the field, gather data and engage in benchmarking


Negotiate your salary and contract based on your own unique need


You know your value. Now articulate it in a way that positions you for negotiation success.

Take the skills you've developed In our ASK FOR IT Negotiation Workshops and deepen them as you negotiate your own salary, contract or package, refine a negotiation strategy or even take the first steps to begin a research process.


You know your value. Now it's time to articulate that value to others. We're here to be your partner, support you and help you get what you want and what you need on that journey.


  • Our one-on-one sessions are available for members of our Gender Equity Advocates Network and those who have participated in our Ask For It Negotiation Workshops

  • Rates for a 75 minute session begin at $125

  • Reduced rates for those who are currently unemployed are available

  • If you are not a member of our Network, please feel free to be in touch to discuss availability