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Are All Women Leaders Feminists? Professor Bat-Sheva Margalit Stern on Women’s Leadership

Israeli History
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Shavua Tov @ Schechter
Women & Gender

Are women leaders by definition into feminism?

February marks the 49th anniversary of Golda Meir being elected prime minster (she would not take office for another month) following the death of Levi Eshkol. Dr. Bat-Sheva Margalit Stern, associate professor of history at the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, contrasts the leadership of Meir, who disavowed feminism, with the leadership of Ada Fishman Maimon, an advocate of feminism, one of the founders of Women Workers Movement and a member of Knesset.

Watch the video to learn more about Meir and Maimon’s differing leadership styles and feminism.

Bat-Sheva Margalit Stern is an associate professor of history. Her fields of research include Women’s Studies, Modern Jewish History and Land of Israel Studies. Professor Margalit Stern got her PhD at the University of Haifa and her post-doctoral training at Stanford University. After several years of exploring life in the United States, she came back to Israel and became a member of the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies.

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