Meredith Jacobs of Jewish Women International on Improving the Lives of All Women

Through The Noise
October 15, 2015

Meredith Jacobs of Jewish Women International on Improving the Lives of All Women

Through the Noise #112

Meredith Jacobs // VP Marketing and Communications // Jewish Women International

Meredith Jacobs works to improve the lives of all women and girls. First as a blogger, then columnist, radio host, author, and now as the Communications VP for Jewish Women International, she has had the opportunity to touch a lot of lives. From building libraries around the U.S. for children at domestic violence shelters to working with Greek organizations on college campuses to prevent sexual assault, Jacobs illustrates that there are many creative ways to address a difficult problem and get people to participate. She has a couple more books on the horizon and is launching the campus initiative “Green Light Go” on October 24. Listen up to hear some great ideas and maybe bring some inspiration and energy to your organization.

Vice president of marketing and communications for Jewish Women International (JWI) Meredith is an award-winning journalist and former editor-in-chief of Washington Jewish Week. She is the author of The Modern Jewish Mom’s Guide to Shabbat: Connect and Celebrate—Bring Your Family Together with the Friday Night Meal (HarperCollins) and co-author with her daughter, Sofie of Just Between Us: a no-stress, no-rules journal for girls and their moms (Chronicle Books, Spring 2010). Two more journals—Just Between Us: grandmother and granddaughter and Just Between Us: sisters are slated for 2017 and 2018.

Jewish Women International is the leading Jewish organization working to end violence against women and girls domestically and internationally. JWI is a principal leader of the Coalition to End Violence Against Women and Girls Globally and a Steering Committee member of the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women and a steering committee member of NO MORE. JWI’s advocacy efforts focus on the passage of legislation that supports women and girls, ensures their economic security and their ability to live life free of violence. Our education programs focus on financial literacy for women of all ages and healthy relationship programs for teens and college students. JWI supports survivors by providing financial literacy resources to help the women re-build their lives, as well as building children’s libraries in domestic violence shelters nationwide.