Times Will Tell

Podcast: New JDC CEO Ariel Zwang on being a continual breaker of glass ceilings

The first female head of the century-plus-old organization is no stranger to going where few women have gone before. Now she calls on other groups to open up their boardrooms, too

Welcome to Times Will Tell, the weekly podcast from The Times of Israel. This week, we’re speaking with Ariel Zwang, the new CEO of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.

Zwang is a longtime CEO of other nonprofits, but for the Jewish world, it is still a real rarity to see a woman at the top. We’ll speak about a life of breaking glass ceilings and what still needs to be done for more gender parity in the Jewish organizational sphere.

Zwang is just back from a month-long tour of Israel where she visited Lod and other sites of coexistence flare-ups during the recent May conflict. Also, Zwang discusses the JDC’s footprint around the world, among all nations regardless of religion, its work here in Israel, and how the mammoth organization is trying to get more input from the next generation of leaders.

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