NCJW National Convention

NCJW National Convention

Mar 23 - 25, 2017 1:30pm - 11:00pm

At this year's National Convention, Ghaida Rinawie-Zoabi, Executive Director of Injaz Center for Professional Arab Local Governance, was a plenary speaker as well as a panelist at its "Spotight on Israel" session.  At both she spoke about the changing roles of women in Arab community development, including increased participation in local government and the workforce, along with the added complexity of being an Arab woman in the Jewish state.

Program Details

  • Israel Plenary - Women into the Halls of Power: Two Israeli Perspectives
    Saturday, March 25th - 10:30am

  • Spotlight on Israel
    Saturday, March 25th - 2:15pm

About the Speaker

Coming from a rich background of work in education, organization development and community activism, with special attention to women’s rights, Ms. Ghaida Rinawie-Zoabi is the 2008 founding Executive Director of the Injaz Center for Professional Arab Local Governance. Ms. Rinawie-Zoabi is currently a board member at Ruppin College in Netanya, a Fellow at the Hartman institute in Jerusalem, a member of the Finance Ministry’s Committee on Women’s Retirement, a member of the Prime Minister's round table for national emergency preparation, and a mentor at the Rothschild Foundation students program. Ms. Rinawie-Zoabi is married and a mother of two, and holds an M.A. degree in Literature from Haifa University, a special degree in Organizational Development and a B.A. in Psychology and Hebrew Literature from Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In a special issue published by the economic magazine The Marker at the end of 2011, Ms. Rinawie- Zoabi was chosen as one of the 100 “most influential people in Israel,” and was described as a “social innovator.” In 2015 she was the first Arab woman to be awarded the “Israeli Good Governance” prize.