More than 40 people attended the launch of a new network which aims to bring together Jewish professional women to share knowledge and experience.
The Aitza Network, which was unveiled at the offices of Grant Thornton in Central London on June 2, featured a keynote speech from Professor Julia Hobsbawm OBE, CEO and Founder of Editorial Intelligence. She spoke about her Jewish journey as well as her career during the event which focused on the question, “what does it mean to be a Jewish woman?”
The aim of the Aitza Network is to serve as a way for women to share experiences and generate interesting conversations, as well as retain some level of communal involvement.
The network is the initiative of Women in Jewish Leadership, which is a project of the Board of Deputies of British Jews. After the event, Board of Deputies Chief Executive Gillian Merron said: “I’m delighted that we were able to bring together such a dynamic and talented group of women in this way. It gave a valuable opportunity for women from a diverse cross-section of the community to connect with each other.”
Photo: (Left to right): Gillian Merron, Laura Marks, Meryl Folb, Rebecca Usden, Claudia Bookey and Leah Warren