Two Jewish Women — Yes, One Is Ivanka — On The Time 100 List by the Forward

Two Jewish Women — Yes, One Is Ivanka — On The Time 100 List

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Time magazine just released its list of the 100 “most influential people of 2017.” It will come as no surprise that Ivanka Trump, daughter of President Trump, is included, under the heading of “Pioneers.” (The Ivanka item was penned by Wendi Murdoch.) The only other Jewish woman on the list, by my count, is Janet Yellen.

Who are some other Jewish women who might have also made the list? Below are six possibilities:

1) Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook, “Lean In,” and new book “Option B,” remains the icon of women in the business world.

2) Lena Dunham, star and creator of “Girls,” who remains ubiquitous. Her impact on the culture is deeper, I suspect, than many first realized.

3) Deborah Lipstadt, a historian whose expertise on the Holocaust — and Holocaust denial — is, alas, quite timely.

4) Rachel Bloom, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” star and co-creator and, next up, author.

5) Ruth Messenger, who continues her long and illustrious career as Global Ambassador at American Jewish World Service (AJWS).

6) Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan. (Self-evident.)

Phoebe Maltz Bovy edits the Sisterhood, and can be reached at bovy@forward.com. She is the author of “The Perils Of ‘Privilege’”, from St. Martin’s Press. Follow her on Twitter, @tweetertation

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Phoebe Maltz Bovy

Phoebe Maltz Bovy is a former editor of the Sisterhood blog at the Forward. Her writing has appeared in several publications, including The New Republic and The Atlantic. Her book, “The Perils of ‘Privilege,’” was published by St. Martin’s Press in March 2017. She has a PhD in French and French Studies from New York University, and has read a lot of 19th century French Jewish newspapers for a 21st century American.

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