In Just Leading, three trailblazing thought-leaders—Gali Cooks, Ilana Kaufman, and Elana Wien—host intimate conversations with a diverse subset of leaders within and beyond the Jewish world to examine how to bring more equity into the workplace. Spearheaded by nonprofit giants, Leading Edge, SRE Network, and Jews of Color Initiative, experience a first-of-its-kind investigation into the crucibles of leadership in a resounding effort to close the empathy gap in the Jewish community, and the world at large.
Being an Empathetic Leader with Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt
Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt, who led Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s funeral service, has had an extraordinarily innovative career within the Conservative Jewish world. How does she balance tradition with change? In this interview, Rabbi Holtzblatt speaks to Ilana about her relationship with the late Justice Ginsberg. She also explores how she finds the balance in leading with humility while also accepting setbacks.
Cracking the Glass Ceiling with Tina Tchen
How do you become a leader when the system was never intended for you? Tina Tchen, President and CEO of TIME’S UP Now and the TIME’S UP Foundation, has spent 40 years exploring how to change culture and laws for women in the workplace. In this episode, she speaks with Elana about the boundaries needed for remote work, why so many women are leaving the working world, and how we can make them stay.
Minding Our Biases with Anu Gupta
When we think of leadership, why do so many of us immediately think of white men? To answer this question, Anu Gupta spent years analyzing biases and internalized racism, and how it exacerbates the embedded power disadvantages in our society. Through his research and work as CEO of Be More with Anu, Anu teaches people and organizations how to break biases. In this episode, he speaks with Gali about how to understand the nature of unconscious bias, the four components of systemic racism, and how mindfulness and a compassion-based approach are the first steps for change.
Leading with Your Full Self with Analucía Lopezrevoredo
Founder & Executive Director at Jewtina y Co, Analucía Lopezrevoredo is leading by bringing her many identities into her work without fear. As a Latinx Jew and DREAMer, Analucía used to suppress her undocumented status and nuanced identity but now uses it as a core strength. In this episode, she speaks to Ilana about growing up undocumented, her feelings of imposter syndrome in the Jewish community as a child, and how her multicultural background has strengthened her ability to lead, and change societal norms of Jewish leadership for the better.
Reimagining Leadership From Within
Welcome to Just Leading, where we are thinking differently about leadership within and beyond the Jewish world.
Meet your three co-hosts, Elana, Gali, and Ilana, as they dive deep into their triumphs and challenges as Jewish leaders. In this conversation, they lay the groundwork for how to be a successful boss, and present a rallying cry for why we need to fundamentally change the status quo of leadership and build something better.
Introducing: Just Leading
Just Leading is the leadership guidebook we have been waiting for. Join three leaders in the Jewish non-profit space, Elana Wien, Gali Cooks, and Ilana Kaufman in their quest to uncover the crucibles of leadership, and how to lead with equity and inclusion.