Twenty-five women came together on Sunday, November 11th to launch The Pauline Foster Women’s Philanthropy Leadership Institute founded in honor of beloved community member Pauline Foster (z”l).
The intent of the program is to provide tools and resources for women leaders in our community grow and hone their individual talents. Some of the women serve on the Women’s Philanthropy Board, while other have been or are currently in leadership positions with other community organizations.
Renowned Leadership Coach and Trainer Rae Ringel led the day-long retreat that included asking the women to reflect on their personal leadership journeys and tools for improving communication.
Among the anticipated outcomes are to:
- Create a working definition of leadership and consider how a Jewish perspective on leadership can help inspire and ground the lay leadership of Jewish non-profits.
- Gain an understanding of women as leaders in changing times including challenges we face and strengths we bring.
- Gain a deeper understanding of and affinity for the local, national, and world Jewish community.
- Understand a leader’s role in creating board cultures defined by strong, healthy relationships and goal achievement.
- Gain greater confidence in addressing organizational challenges and transforming them to opportunities.
- Understand that mentoring is a pathway to encouraging and sustaining Jewish leadership and learn ways to improve our own mentoring.
- Gain a stronger understanding of the connection between American Jews and Israel.
Participants will graduate in 2019 and the Institute will culminate in a mission to Israel in 2020.
Pauline Foster regularly credited the Jewish Federation with providing her the foundation for her dynamic leadership that would go onto benefit countless Jewish and secular organizations in the San Diego community. The Foster Family has provided funding for the Leadership Institute in order to carry on her incredible legacy.
The Pauline Foster Women’s Philanthropy Leadership Institute is powered by the Jewish Federation.