Shifra BronznickSocial Change Strategist in Residence

    Shifra Bronznick is a strategist to social sector networks, organizations and leaders. Her decade long partnership with Auburn has deepened the organization’s influence and impact.

    Shifra created the groundbreaking Better Work, Better Life paid leave campaign. The Men as Allies initiative she launched has influenced creative approaches to diversifying thought leadership. The leadership programs she designs support hundreds of women in cultivating their full potential and advancing systemic change. She is creating a Philanthropic Leadership Curriculum for Women Moving Millions, funded by the Gates Foundation.

    Shifra was founder and president of Advancing Women Professionals & the Jewish Community, recognized annually by the philanthropic guide, Slingshot for leadership and innovation.  She co-authored Leveling the Playing Field, with Didi Goldenhar and Marty Linsky. Her action research projects with the Nathan Cummings Foundation, including Visioning Justice, strengthened the field of faith rooted social justice. Shifra has been chosen three times by The Forward as one of the “50 Most Influential Jews,” she received the Leading Lights award from the Future Work Institute and is a Ford Foundation Public Voices Fellow.

    The leadership strategist to the White House Project for a decade, Shifra has been a senior fellow at the Research Center for Leadership in Action at NYU/Wagner, where she teaches strategic leadership for the n thethe Selah leadership program, a collaboration of Nathan Cummings and Bend the Arc. l justice andExecutive Masters in Public Administration program.

    It all started when she announced in 4th grade that she would be the first woman president of the United States. That was in 1963.