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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

WEPOWER: Convincing Israeli Women to Run for Public Office

With the Israeli elections only a week away, it was a propitious time to meet with our grantee, WEPOWER, a non-partisan group that trains women with leadership potential to run for office. Last year, we funded a project that trained first-term city councilwomen from the Negev to be better public servants; this year, we are funding programs targeting two different populations: one project fosters the leadership potential of women already involved in their community and the second will work with women in their 20s and 30s. WEPOWER estimates that about 80% of their alumnae either run for office thenselves or otherwise are involved in campaigns.

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