WEPOWER, a new Hadassah Foundation grantee, supports women thinking about running for office in Israel, as well as those just elected. They are a non-partisan group. They are providing training to a group of newly-elected city councilwomen from across Israel's southern region (pictured above) so they can be more effective public officials. At yesterday's training session in Beersheva, the group learned about the ways that women can improve their negotiating skills when promoting social change.

You can hear from Mina Kalman Haddad, a new city councilwoman from Beersheva who is participating in the training here.