The Collective is:

  • A cohort of entrepreneurial leaders who use their Jewish values and a gender lens to address intractable issues facing women and girls in the United States, Israel, and around the world.
  • A platform for Jewish women who have founded or run organizations to have their work amplified; increase their visibility; grow their professional skills and networks; and interact with generous donors.
  • An active, ongoing community where visionary entrepreneurs and leaders collaborate and offer each other strategic support and advice.

The Collective members have access to a wide range of offerings, including professional development, funding, leadership opportunities, community events, and more. This suite of year-round opportunities is geared toward creating ongoing learning and connections that provide collaborative support. To learn more about the benefits of being a member of The Collective and eligibility requirements, please visit our FAQ page.

Members of The Collective are extraordinary women who lead organizations using their Jewish values and a gender lens to tackle intractable problems inside the Jewish community and beyond, in the US, Israel, and around the globe.

What is Social Entrepreneurship?
Social entrepreneurship is about applying practical, innovative, and sustainable approaches to benefit society. It is a term that captures a unique approach to social problems — one that cuts across sectors and disciplines. It is this approach that sets the social entrepreneur apart from the rest of the crowd of well-meaning people and organizations who dedicate their lives to social improvement. 

How do I become a member of The Collective?
There is no application process. JWFNY curates an ever-growing list of prospective members of The Collective. Each year, a small group of entrepreneurs or leaders will be added to The Collective. If you believe you fit the requirements listed on our FAQ page, please share your work with us by filling out our online form. We look forward to learning more about you and your leadership. Please note that you will be contacted only if you are being considered for The Collective in a given year.

Tell Us About Your Work
If you and your organization meet all of our eligibility requirements, please tell us about yourself and your work using our online form