About the Fellowship

Women inPower (WiP) is a unique Fellowship program offered by the 92nd Street Y.  It provides peer support, mentorship, training and coaching to high-potential women across all professional sectors, to advance them to the highest levels of leadership. With a focus on social impact, we expect graduates to use what they have learned to create a more meaningful society and a better workplace culture and environment for both women and men.


Women inPower is open to women leaders across all sectors. To be considered for the Fellowship, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Jewish, and/or employed by a Jewish organization
  • Based in Southern Arizona
  • In mid to upper middle management or equivalent in her sector
  • Open to exploring new ideas and perspective
  • Uncompromising in her professional advancement
  • Eager to learn new strategies to succeed
  • Willing to share her experiences and insights with the wider community of Fellows
  • Committed to participating in regular Fellowship events, workshops, and activities

Applications for the 2020 Women inPower Fellowship are closed. Please check back here in the fall for information about the 2021 cohort.

Meet our 2020 Fellows

Katie Filous

Katie Filous, MA, Esq. is a felony trial attorney and the clerk and intern supervisor for the Pima County Public Defender’s Office.

Robin Kelley

Robin Kelley is the J’s Assistant Director of Children and Youth Programs.

Kaitlyn Montgomery

Kaitlyn Montgomery is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Cyber Operations.

Shannon Linares

Shannon Linares is a security engineer supporting the Department of Defense.

Katie Spector

Katie Spector is the Assistant Director of Jewish Life and Learning at the Tucson J.

Sarah Singer

Sarah H. Singer is an associate at Gadarian & Cacy, PLLC.

Maya S. Horowitz

Maya S. Horowitz is the project manager at the Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona.

Marian Schiltz

Marian Schiltz is the J’s “discover CATCH and Wellness Manager.”

Gabby Erbst

GABBY ERBST is the Principal and Director of Admissions at Tucson Hebrew Academy.

Dr. Kathy Gerst

Dr. Kathy Gerst is an ecologist at the University of Arizona in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment and at the USA National Phenology Network.

Elise Bajohr

Elise Bajohr is a licensed fiduciary at Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Southern Arizona.

Debbie Boggs

Debbie Boggs is the Program Manager for the General Surgery Residents in the College of Medicine at The University of Arizona.

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