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Closeup of a person holding a fanned out handful of money

Here’s what you can do to ensure that we continue to make progress toward pay equity.

    Ally Karpel
    A crowd at the Women's March

    The upcoming Women’s March has prompted challenging and heartfelt conversations and raised myriad questions. As one might expect, we are not of one mind.

    Rabbi Marla J. Feldman
    A row of five women with arms intertwined, seen from the back

    Often, women are set in opposition to one another, believing that to succeed we have to be more successful than other women in every aspect of our lives.

    Madeline Mardiks
    The author and her husband at a breast cancer event

    I believe all people are chosen to make a difference in this world, and in that spirit, I am sharing my story as it relates to breast cancer.

    Sheri Denkensohn-Trott
    In the foreground, a digitized image of a double helix in various shades of pink and magenta

    I speak about my BRCA-related cancer to synagogue groups, Jewish day schools, and women who ask. I will continue to shout about it until everyone knows who is at risk.

    Rebecca Meyer Carr
    The author with his newborn daughter

    As a new father in the era of #metoo, I want to empower my daughter by giving her the necessary tools and confidence to overcome whatever obstacles might land in her path.

    Isaac Nuell
    People protesting at the US Capitol holding signs that says EVERYBODYS GOT A RIGHT TO LIVE

    We cannot pretend that these enormous gains for the few are not creating massive suffering and dangerous resentment among the many. 

    Rabbi Kenneth Chasen
    Row of people standing against a wall

    We must create conversations and ask hard questions, fostering a culture of brave outspokenness. This year, I have been on a journey to tackle issues of gender-based violence in my own Jewish community.

    Sylvia Levy
    Person at a seder table reading haggadah; glass of wine in foreground

    The Feminist Seder was a highlight of my youth. With the explosion of the #MeToo movement, our modern plagues could pack a renewed punch at feminist seders everywhere.

    Abigail Pogrebin
    Little girl wearing a superhero mask and boxing gloves

    With movements such as #MeToo and #TimesUp, it is the time for women to mobilize using the fearless power of their voices.

    Susannah R. Cohen

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