Work-Life Balance, Equal Pay, and Staying on the Promotion Track: Advocating for Yourself in the Workplace
March 17, 2015 | 8:30PM Eastern
Join Shifra Bronznick, Founding President of Advancing Women Professionals and the Jewish Community; and Ariela Migdal, Senior Staff Attorney with the ACLU Women’s Rights Project in an engaging conversation on empowering women in the workplace. Stretch your knowledge beyond the popular press and learn practical tips from experts in the field. Participate in this conversation on cutting edge topics, moderated by Dr. Sarah B. Steinberg, consultant in higher education and former Executive Vice Provost of Johns Hopkins University.
Presenters: Shifra Bronznick, Ariela Migdal
Moderator: Sarah Steinberg
Ariela Migdal (@ArielaMigdal) joined the ACLU in 2007 and has worked in such areas as women’s rights, gender-based workplace discrimination and single-sex education. She currently litigates cases concerning discrimination against women in traditionally male-dominated occupations. Migdal clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and Judge Harry T. Edwards of the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals. She also clerked in the Israel Public Defender office. She received a J.D. from New York University School of Law in 2001. Migdal also holds an M.A. from London University and a B.A. from Harvard University.
Shifra Bronznick collaborates with social change organizations on deepening their impact. Shifra has provided strategic counsel to dozens of organizations including Catalyst, Medicare Rights Center, Educational Alliance, National Council for Research on Women, Women Donors Network, AUBURN, Building Movement Project, the Revson Foundation, Women Moving Millions, and American Jewish World Service. The leadership consultant to the White House Project for a decade, Shifra designed its National Women’s Leadership Summits, established its Corporate Council, as well as “Women Rule,” a partnership with Oprah magazine. Her long-term action research projects at the Nathan Cummings Foundation resulted in the establishment of a Jewish social justice “roundtable” coalition comprised of all the significant organizations in the field. Founder and President of Advancing Women Professionals and the Jewish Community, she is co-author with Didi Goldenhar and Marty Linsky of “Leveling the Playing Field.” She has been selected three times by the Forward newspaper as one of the fifty most influential Jews, and most recently received the 2013 Leading Light Award from the Future Work Institute. A senior fellow at NYU’s Research Center for Leadership in Action at the Wagner Graduate School, she teaches strategic leadership in the Executive Masters in Public Administration program. Previously, Shifra was Executive Vice President of Swig, Weiler & Arnow, a major commercial real estate firm in New York.
Dr. Sarah Steinberg - For more than 30 years, Sarah’s professional and personal interests have been at the intersection of technology and education. After spending more than a dozen years as a practicing civil engineer, Sarah joined Johns Hopkins University in 1993 and held several senior level leadership positions in the School of Engineering, the School of Arts and Sciences, and the Provost’s Office. Among many academic and administrative accomplishments, she led the university wide selection and implementation plan for the Student Information System, as well as the selection and implementation of WebCT, Sakai, and later Blackboard. She was involved in the development and implementation of more than a dozen fully online masters degree programs reaching more than 5000 graduate students per year, and was the lead on the initial Johns Hopkins MOOC partnership with Coursera. In 2012, she was named the Executive Vice Provost of Johns Hopkins University, with responsibility for university-wide strategic initiatives, including online and distance education. Currently, Sarah is the CEO of two organizations. ShalomLearning, a non-profit organization, creates technology enhanced and highly interactive teaching and learning environments for Jewish organizations across the United States. Frogstone Strategies LLC is a higher education consulting firm specializing in online, continuing and professional education. Sarah is a frequent presenter and she serves on several education technology and workforce development advisory boards. She has a BS and Masters of Engineering in Civil Engineering from Cornell University, an MBA with a concentration in marketing and finance from Northwestern University, and an EdD in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania.
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