Women of Vision is celebrating 30 years of advancement, empowerment and transformation of self-identifying women and girls. Join us at our signature event as we commemorate this milestone anniversary while continuing to explore our theme of “Understanding Equity,” featuring bestselling author and activist Jennifer Weiner. RSVP by Monday, May 13. 

Celebrate 30 Years of Vision

event details

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 
Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History
101 S. Independence Mall E., Philadelphia, PA 19106
Complimentary valet parking

The Evening’s Schedule:
5:00 p.m. | Optional Self-Guided Museum Tours 
5:30 p.m. | Registration and Hors D’oeuvres 
6:15 p.m. | Program
7:30 p.m. | Dinner and Dessert Reception 

Admission Fee:
Couvert: $100 
Age 45 & Under Admission: $75

Additional Information:

  • For security purposes, advance registration is required.
  • Dietary laws will be observed (Glatt Kosher). 
  • We kindly ask all adults to show their government issued photo IDs at check in.
  • All bags will be subject to search. 
  • By attending this event, you agree to the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s Terms and Conditions.
  • For any questions, please contact Shara Swift, Director of Women of Vision and Campaign Pipeline, at sswift@jewishphilly.org or 215.832.0841.

share your mazels

In honor of this milestone anniversary, share your message of congratulations on Women of Vision’s 30 years by telling us what the group has meant to you by clicking here. All of the messages will be showcased at the Spring Event.  


Bestselling Author & Activist

Jennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty-one books, including “The Breakaway,” “The Summer Place,” “That Summer,” “Big Summer,” “Mrs. Everything,” “In Her Shoes,” “Good in Bed,” and a memoir in essays, “Hungry Heart.” She has appeared on many national television programs, including The Today Show and Good Morning America, and her work has been published in newspapers and magazines including The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Weiner is a fierce advocate for gender equality in the media, and she utilizes digital platforms to amplify women’s voices and speak on topics, including self-esteem, body positivity, and the way books by women are reviewed and consumed. Jennifer lives with her family in Philadelphia. Visit her online at JenniferWeiner.com.

expand your vision to celebrate 30 years

By joining the next giving level or by becoming a member today!

In honor of our 30th anniversary – now is the time to expand your vision. Through the generosity of an anonymous donor, we will be matching up to $30,000 for all first-time and increased gifts to our Women of Vision Endowment Fund. By joining or reinvesting in Women of Vision as part of this matching opportunity, you will help us grow our annual grants to life-changing programs that advance the lives of self-identifying Jewish women and girls in Israel and the Greater Philadelphia community. 

Be a part of this special opportunity that will help us continue our for another 30 years and more at jewishphilly.org/vision or contact Shara Swift at sswift@jewishphilly.org.

women of vision leadership

Advocacy Co-Chairs

Lynne Jacobs

Brandi Lerner

Executive Leadership

Andi Barsky, Chair
Carly Zimmerman, Immediate Past Chair 
Marcy Bacine* 
Gladys Bernstein 
Penni F. Blaskey* 
Amy Cohen 
Sally Cooper Bleznak, Founder and Chair Emerita 
Kelly Dalsemer 
Donna C. Feinberg* 
Suzanne Feld 
Annabelle Fishman 
Mindy Fortin* 
Judith B. Ginsberg* z”l
Tracy Gordon 

Ellen Holtzman
Beth Joseph 
Ann C. Lebowitz 
Marilyn Lieberman 
Barbara Lincow 
Karen Model 
Mary Relles 
Renée G. Sackey* 
Kathy Sarlson 
Joanne Schell 
Rita Siegle 
Miriam Silberstein 
Terri Soifer 
Laura Spain 
Cindy Warkow

*Past Chair


Board Chair 
Michael Markman 

President and CEO 
Michael Balaban 

Chief Development Officer
Sarah Bernstein Solomon 

Chief Marketing Officer
Rebecca Etter 

Senior Chief of External Affairs
Jeffrey Lasday

Senior Director of Affinities & Volunteer Engagement
Marni Davis 

Director of Women of Vision & Campaign Pipeline
Shara Swift