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Chutzpanit: from campus to the c-suite

Chutzpanit: From Campus to the C-Suite is a dynamic new initiative from the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU that aims to break the glass ceiling for emerging female professionals. We say all women should have a seat at the table, and the confidence to be able to assert, advocate, and advance themselves in a variety of professional and leadership settings.


I’m all for ladies supporting ladies. how does this work?

  • Advance emerging Jewish female professionals in both the work and communal space by providing bi-weekly skill building, leadership training, and Jewish learning opportunities

  • Match each participant with a Jewish female mentor who is a senior manager, Jewish communal leader, or industry visionary


Sounds cool, but what am I going to get out of it?

We need women with chutzpah to start the revolution. Here’s what you’ll get out of this semester long cohort experience:

  • Mentorship, support, and inspiration an incredible Jewish female professional

  • Bi-weekly cohort meetings focused on professional, communal, and leadership development

  • Access to various networks and pathways to professional growth


Lina Gamerman, Fall 2017: 

“One great aspect of Chutzpanit was the mentorship program. I loved my mentor because we are pursuing the same field...she taught me about negotiation and navigating the day-to-day with colleagues. Chutzpanit taught me to approach the workplace with confidence and that I can do anything I put my mind to.”

Abby Kamen, Fall 2017:

“There have been so many times where I’ve witnessed someone saying something sexist, even a friend, and I just didn’t feel comfortable speaking about it. Since Chutzpanit, I’ve felt more comfortable saying what I mean, speaking up, understanding that what I have to say is valuable and important.”

Gladys Bendahan, Fall 2017:

“I definitely think Chutzpanit is different from everything I’ve done. Chutzpanit is community. Chutzpanit is feminism. Chutzpanit is Judaism. It brings everything together and that’s what I love the most about it.”


Want to learn more?

Contact Dana Levinson Steiner, Senior Associate of Leadership & Strategic Partnerships, to discover how you can be the change agent for the next generation of emerging female professionals.