Women's Empowerment Awards Dinner

Keynote Speaker - Dana Bash

Women of Reform Judaism is pleased to announce that CNN anchor Dana Bash will be our keynote speaker at the Women’s Empowerment Awards Dinner on Saturday, April 30, 2022.

Dana Bash is CNN's chief political correspondent and co-anchor of State of the Union with Jake Tapper and Dana Bash, the network's Sunday morning newsmaker show. Bash is based in Washington, D.C., where she covers both campaigns and Congress and regularly serves as a moderator for CNN's political town hall specials. Bash graduated cum laude with her bachelor's degree in political communications from The George Washington University.

Dana currently lives in the D.C. area, attends Temple Micah, a Reform synagogue, and her son attends one of URJ’s many summer camps. Dana was born and raised as part of the Reform Jewish community and her Jewish roots run deep. Her mother is an educator and author on Jewish issues and received her master's degree at Hebrew Union College. Her grandparents escaped a Nazi-occupied Europe and made their way to America in 1941, two months before Pearl Harbor.

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WRJ's mission is to strengthen the voices of women and empower them to advocate for and promote progressive Jewish values. The WRJ Women's Empowerment Awards is designed to recognize those women who embody our mission through their actions. Nominations are now open for women who lift up the voices of other women and girls, leaving a lasting impact on lives, locally, regionally, or worldwide.

To be nominated a candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • Identify as a woman
  • Identify as Jewish OR be involved in a sisterhood/women's group or the Reform Movement
  • Be a changemaker and advocate for social justice
  • Be dedicated to the advancement of girls and women.
  • Be able to accept the award in person at the dinner on Saturday, April 30, 2022, in Washington, D.C.
  • Be willing to be interviewed and recorded prior to the event, as necessary.
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**Nomination applications will be accepted on a rolling deadline through Friday, December 10th, and will be reviewed by a selection committee. Self-nominations will be accepted. Nominees must be informed of their nomination in advance of completing this form. Nominees will be informed by the end of January 2022 about their selection status for the award. **

Nominators will receive an automated acknowledgment of WRJ’s receipt of your application. If you do not receive confirmation or have any other questions about your application please contact Shari Schulner.