WLI ADVISORY COUNCIL

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. The Advisory Council for WLI features highly successful women, at varied stages of their lives and careers, who actively work with BBYO to inspire and empower young women through WLI. Advisory Council members guide WLI strategy; participate in special experiences; support teens, alumni, and advisors; and inspire and empower young women worldwide.

FEATURED MEMBERS OF THE WLI ADVISORY COUNCIL

Diane Greenwald

BBYO WLI Advisory Council Chair

Karen Katz

Former CEO, Neiman Marcus Group

Meredith Kopit Levien

Chief Operating Officer, New York Times Company

Jennifer Miller

General Counsel, Loon

Members of the WLI Advisory Council have the opportunity to serve as mentors to young women participating in the WLI Fellowship, a yearlong leadership development program for BBG graduates with 3-5 years of professional experience. Advisory Council members are also invited to join Fellowship and BBG events as speakers and program facilitators, sharing their professional and personal experiences with teens as well as young alumnae of BBYO.

 

EXPLORE WLI EVENTS

Over the year, the Advisory Council hosted a series of events featuring prominent women in leadership. In conversation with teen leaders, these women shared lessons and insights gleaned from their personal experiences, exploring topics from financial empowerment to the impact of the #metoo movement to the challenges of balancing work and personal life.

WLI EVENT SPOTLIGHT:
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION

At BBYO International Convention, we celebrated the one-year anniversary of The Anita M. Perlman Women's Leadership Initiative with a remarkable slate of events – including a panel discussion with industry pioneers on the role of women in philanthropy; a reception celebrating women leaders and the 75th anniversary of BBG; and roundtable discussions with teens on the power of mentorship.

 

Meet the Members of the WLI Advisory Council

Members of the WLI Advisory Council represent diverse geographies and industries, yet share the core BBG values of inclusivity, sisterhood, and connectedness. From young alumni to business leaders at the pinnacle of their careers, Council members each bring their unique experiences and insights to the important work of developing and supporting the next generation of female leadership.

Gabbi Baker

Gabbi Baker

Client Director, Red Antler

Farrah Berse

Farrah Berse

Counsel, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton, & Garrison

Ilanit Blumenfeld

Ilanit Blumenfeld

Owner, IBGnutrition.com

Claire Blumenthal

Claire Blumenthal

Senior Consultant, Deloitte Consulting

Diane Greenwald

Diane Greenwald

WLI Advisory Chair, BBYO

Rebecca Hanai

Rebecca Hanai

Account Manager, Oracle NetSuite

Deborah Hochberg

Deborah Hochberg

Senior Advisor, The Paul E. Singer Foundation

Alison Hoffer

Alison Hoffer

Director of Development, New York University

Shana Honig Horowitz

Account Director, BBH (Advertising Agency)

Tracy Kalik

Attorney, Heideman Nudelman & Kalik, PC

Karen Katz

Former President & CEO, NEIMAN MARCUS GROUP

Claire Blumenthal

Tracey Katz

Associate Project Manager, FireEye

Meredith Kopit Levien

Chief Executive Officer, The New York Times

Hayley Krolik

Human Capital Business Analyst, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Rebecca Light

Volunteer/Board Member

Sara Littauer

Sara Littauer

Vice President, Transformation, Epiq

Diane Lipson Schilit

Volunteer/Board Member, Schilit Forensics

Jamie Maier

Jamie Maier

Attorney, Rolle & DeLorenzo

Sydney Maisel-Straitman

Sydney Maisel-Straitman

Director, Sales & Special Projects, Commonwealth Packaging Company

Jill Maschler

Jill Maschler

Consultant, Self-Employed

Allie Michel

Social Media Associate, Gambling.com Group

Jennifer Miller

General Counsel, Loon, an Alphabet Company

Meka Millstone-Shroff

Independent Board Director, Multiple

Eryn Morgenlander

Vice President, BTIG, LLC

Ruth Perlman

Ruth Perlman

Board Member, BBYO

Anita Polott

Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, LLP

Samara Rudolph

Samara Rudolph

Director of Global Sustainability and Philanthropy, Tiffany & Co.

Jessica Rush

Chief Talent Officer, Paradox

Dana Sandweiss

Attorney
Board Member, ACLU-MO and Planned Parenthood STL

Emily Sax Bender

Senior Portfolio Manager, Morgan Stanley

Jodi Schwartz

Jodi Schwartz

Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Hilary Steinman

Hilary Steinman

Documentary Film Producer, Napatree Films

Amber Weinberger

Amber Weinberger

Customer Success Manager, Google

Stephanie Weismer

Stephanie Weismer

Managing Director, Sard Verbinnen & Co

Giselle Weissman

Consultant, Self-Employed

Erica Winsor

Assistant District Attorney, Harris County, TX

Mauri Zemachson

Program Director, The Chotin Foundation

Lauren Zloty

Lauren Zlotky

 

 

CONTACT US

For more information, please contact Rachel Krueger, Associate Vice President of Community Engagement, at [email protected].