Cross Generational Issues for Women

“Cross Generational Issues for Women” A Three-Part Zoom Series

presented by

Hadassah New Orleans, the Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana and

National Council of Jewish Women, Greater New Orleans Section.

This three-part series is being funded by a grant from the Linda and Jack Zoller Designated Fund  at the Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana.

Thursday, May 13, 2021 7pm

The third in our series of three programs on Cross-Generational Issues for Women Work/Life Imbalance in the Age of COVID
In our third program in the series, panelists will consider how women’s career paths have been impacted and where women who have had to drop out of the workforce will be in 5 years time. Our moderator will be former State Rep. Julie Stokes, CPA, CEO of Flame Consulting, LLC, CFO of Stokes and Associates. Inc., and the founder of Elevate Louisiana. This is the third in a three-part webinar series on cross-generational issues for women, funded by a grant from the Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana


Emotional Well-Being in the Age of COVID-19- The second in a series of three programs on Cross-Generational Issues for Women

Dr. Robin Gurwitch, professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center and the Director of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and Child-Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE) Training at the Center for Child & Family Health, presented an engaging presentation on issues related to mental health for various ages and the impact of the pandemic. Strategies to enhance our resilience as we move into the next “normal for now” times were  offered.

Thank you to Dr Gurwitch for an insightful program.



The first program was held on March 17  via Zoom and featured the film From the Second Wave to the Tidal Wave: a documentary film about the Second Wave feminist movement by film maker Pam Maus. This program  opened with an introduction and airing of the film, followed by a panel discussion at 7pm featuring Pam Maus and the three women whose stories are the focus of the movie.

To watch this film, CLICK HERE

To watch the recording , CLICK HERE

In the 1920s, the First Wave Feminist Movement won women’s right to vote when Congress ratified the 19th Amendment granting women’s suffrage.

Forty years later, in the 1960s, women would once again come together as the Second Wave Feminist Movement to fight for equal rights and more. As women of that time were coming of age and going off to college they were swept up in the movement. “From the Second Wave to the Tidal Wave” tells the stories of four of those women, Nancy Wanderer who went off to Wellesley where she along with Hillary Rodham (Clinton) vied for class leadership, Joyce Elliott who was an unlikely pioneer in Arkansas’ school integration, Christine Lesiak who spent her years at UCLA in campus protests, and filmmaker Pam Maus, filmmaker who, as a seven-year-old learned about social injustice watching the violent integration of Little Rock Central High School of television.

As women successfully vied for seats at the table, closed the wage gap and increased their numbers in political leadership, the second wave movement began to slow down by the early 1980s. Some academics have attempted to make the case for a quieter third and fourth wave feminist movement, but it wasn’t until 2016 when the first woman nominee of major political party lost her bid for the presidency that the feminist movement re-ignited; this time in the full force of a Tidal Wave.

For questions about our March 17 program, please contact Briann Shear at