WLI Advisory Councils

Launched at BBYO International Convention in February 2019 in conjunction with the 75th anniversary of B'nai Brith Girls (BBG), The Anita M. Perlman Women's Leadership Initiative (WLI) enhances leadership and mentorship opportunities for young women through BBYO. Advisory Councils for WLI feature highly successful women, at varied stages of their lives and careers, who actively work with BBYO to inspire and empower young women through WLI.

Local Advisory Councils in Greater New York, Greater Washington, D.C., and the Bay Area are supported by a Global Advisory Council representing diverse markets and industries across the world. Together this group, termed the BBYO Women’s Leadership Community, works to inform BBYO strategy; support teens, alumni, and advisors; and provide mentorship and thought leadership to young women leaders through WLI.

Featured Members of WLI Global Advisory Council


Meredith Kopit Levien

Chief Operating Officer, New York Times Company

Ivy Zelman

CEO, Zelman and Associates

Jennifer Miller

General Counsel, Loon


Creating a Movement of Change
Featuring Rebecca Goldman, COO of TIME’S UP
Postponed To Sunday, October 18
New York, NY


Making Money Make Sense
Featuring Jean Chatzky, Co-Founder and CEO of HerMoney Media
Postponed: Date TBD
Washington, D.C.


The Power of Women in Leadership
Featuring Janni Lehrer-Stein, Disability Rights Advocate and Thought Leader
Sunday, May 3
Palo Alto, CA
Register Here

To learn more about the WLI Advisory Councils, please contact Carly Zimmerman, Senior Relationship Director at BBYO, at [email protected]