Building on the success of the first Jewish Women’s Conference in October 2011, which ran a half day and attracted 200 attendees, the JWC Steering Committee has made a few key changes to this year’s event, including a full-day program, scheduling of popular sessions twice during the conference, and a space for informational booths and resources.
“It was the realization of an idea last year–the embodiment of a notion scrawled on a napkin. The enthusiasm with which the conference was received and the palpable hunger for more has propelled us to an even bigger, better, more inspirational and empowering conference this year,” said Amy Straus, chair of the Jewish Women’s Conference of Southern California and president of NCJW/LA. “Prepare to be amazed.”
In addition to the conference, JWC is introducing a year-round series of Women’s Empowerment Workshops. The first workshop, “The Emma Institute: Advancing Your Career and Community Goals,” will take place on Wednesday, June 20, from 6:30-9 p.m at NCJW/LA Council House (543 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036). Women’s Empowerment Workshops on “Op-Ed Writing: Getting Your Voice in the Media” and “Social Media Activism” also are planned, with dates and other details to be announced.
For more information, contact 855-JWCSC-18 (855-592-7218) or firstname.lastname@example.org.