Shifra BronznickSocial Change Strategist in Residence

    Shifra Bronznick is a strategist to social sector networks, organizations, and leaders. Her partnership with Auburn has deepened its 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. Her change management consulting projects have affected the trajectory of many leading organizations.

    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 foundations, including Visioning Justice, strengthened the field of faith-rooted justice and led to the establishment of the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable. Currently, a Senior Advisor to Women’s March and the leadership strategist to the White House Project for over a decade, Shifra’s feminism spans four waves of activism from baby boomers in the early 70’s to Gen Z. Shifra received the 2019 Lives of Commitment Award from Auburn Seminary, the Leading Lights award from the Future Work Institute, the Distinguished Leader Award from A Better Balance and a Ford Foundation Public Voices Fellowship.

    Shifra has been a senior fellow at the Research Center for Leadership in Action at NYU/Wagner where she teaches strategic leadership for the Executive Masters in Public Administration program.

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