Inspiring Jewish Women Leaders

The BATSHEVA Organization was founded on Jewish values and inner purpose, providing motivational support to empower the modern, accomplished career woman. We serve this mission by engaging a select world-class roster of impactful female C-level executives.

OUR VALUES

The Power of Women – Our feminine strengths of intuition, leadership, creativity, and being action-focused contribute to the success of our industries, families, and communities. We believe in channeling these qualities to support our global community.

The Power of the Individual – Through contributing her unique talents, each individual makes a difference that collectively creates change.

Serving Others – While we seek to invest in our own abilities, relationships, and impact, our goal is to pay these dividends forward by championing other women and communities that need support.

Positivity – At our core, we believe in the innate goodness of people, and this approach informs the way we communicate and collaborate with one another. 

Constructive – We take action to produce quantifiable and meaningful results. 

Spirituality – Intentionality and spirituality are interwoven into every part of our ethos. 

THE STORY OF BATSHEVA  

The Story of Batsheva

She was the creator of leaders.

The most famous Batsheva in Jewish history, and the biblical origin of the name, is the wife of King David and mother of the wisest of all men, King Solomon. Batsheva was the creator of leaders, the venerable queen mother, and kingmaker. It was her son, King Solomon, who united the Jewish people, built the holy temple in Jerusalem and reigned over one of the most venerated eras of peace and tranquility in Jewish history.

 Thus, The Batsheva Organization’s legacy is intricately tied with royalty, wisdom, grace, leadership, and the ability to overcome challenges.

Friends of BATSHEVA

Ariana Stolarz

MRM//McCann
Chairwoman

Argentine native. New Yorker by adoption. Curious by nature.

Ariana has built a career out of building and growing relationships between people and brands. She’s created connections with virtually every group of people out there: Moms, business travelers, political elites, kids, teens and tweens. Fashion lovers and home improvers. Affluent shoppers and deal hunters. Immigrants and emigrants. First time home buyers and students. And the list goes on and on.

Her innate understanding of how to connect with people stems from her nearly two decades of being plugged into the world of strategy. She has crafted strategy at the local, hyper-local, regional, national and global levels, and she has worked with multicultural and general market audiences.

Ariana has led digital strategy teams within award-winning advertising agencies. Before becoming Global Chief Strategy Officer at MRM//McCann, she lead teams at mcgarrybowen, The Vidal Partnership and JWT. Ariana holds an M.A. in Media Studies. She has spent her career unearthing, tracking and understanding human behavior and decoding people’s drivers to interact with media and technology; examining and shaping the way in which people relate with family, friends, colleagues, trusted sources, and strangers through technology; and coming up with novel ideas that creatively engage people beyond technology.

Ariana is also a Board Director at PVBLIC Foundation. Through her work and speaking engagements at the United Nations, she continues to push forward her commitment to harnessing the power of media to drive social change by raising awareness and activating citizens globally around the Sustainable Development Goals. In 2017, Ariana was recognized as a Leadership Council Honoree at the Media for Social Impact Summit held at the United Nations.

Nancy G. Brinker

Nancy G. Brinker is the founder and Chair of Global Strategy of Susan G. Komen, an organization named after her only sister, Susan, who died from breast cancer in 1980 at age 36.

Nancy was also United States Ambassador to Hungary from 2001 to 2003 and Chief of Protocol of the United Statesfrom 2007 to the end of the George W. Bush administration. Brinker, a breast cancer survivor, uses her experience to heighten understanding of the disease. She speaks publicly on the importance of patient's rights and medical advancements in breast cancer research and treatment. She is currently serving as the World Health Organization's Goodwill Ambassador for Cancer Control.  Nancy is the author of the  New York Times bestselling book Promise Me - How a Sister's Love Launched the Global Movement to End Breast Cancer, released on September 14, 2010.

Nancy has helped build Komen by fostering a coalition of relationships within the business community, government, and volunteer sectors in the United States. For her work on breast cancer research, Time Magazine named Nancy to its 2008 list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Calling her "a catalyst to ease suffering in the world," President Barack Obama honored Nancy with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, on August 12, 2009.

Chagit Sofiev–Leviev

Leviev USA
CEO

Born in Israel as the fifth of nine children to Olga and Lev Leviev, Chagit graduated from Bar Ilan University, with a B.A. in Economics and Business administration. Following her graduation, Chagit worked as a financial advisor at Deloitte, advising on international real estate valuations and business planning which led her to a CFO position at the Memorand Group.

By 2012, Chagit relocated her family to New York City to head the U.S. arm of the multi-billion-dollar international conglomerate the Leviev Group of Companies founded by renowned businessman and philanthropist Lev Leviev with investments in a wide range of dynamic industries, including real estate, mining, energy, diamonds and jewelry.
Headquartered on Fifth Avenue, Chagit also runs the US branch of Lev Leviev Diamonds (LLD). LLD is one of the world’s largest diamond manufacturers and distributers. LLD is the only diamond firm in the world to control all facets of the diamond pipeline: from ownership in diamond mines, rough trading, manufacturing, and polishing, all the way to designing, and marketing prestigious diamond jewelry.

During this time, Chagit also manages the prominent real estate firm Africa Israel USA (AFI USA), where she serves as the firm’s CEO. AFI USA built a reputation of excellence in its residential developments by introducing some of the top brands in the real estate market over the past decade including District at 111 Fulton Street, 20 Pine - The Collection by Armani Casa, 15 Broad - Downtown by Philippe Starck, The Apthorp, 88 Leonard Street and The Marquis Residences on Brickell Avenue in Miami.

Chagit is currently a member of several Boards of Directors for a wide range of companies in Israel and in the US and has previously served on the boards of Fox-Wisel, an Israeli Public traded apparel company, holding such brands as Fox, Laline, Billabong, The Children’s Place and American Eagle among others; and she previously served as a Director for Israel’s TV channel 9.

Chagit, wife of Greg Sofiev and a mother to 4 young children, follows in the footsteps of her family’s philanthropic spirit with her time and resources, serving as President of select non-profit organizations that focus on Jewish education and the community.

Shevi Peters

Community Leader
Philanthropist

Shevi Peters, born in Israel to Libyan and Yemenite parents, lives in New York City with her 5 children. Shevi’s boundless energy and time is also devoted to Jewish causes, in particular, to those that involve education. Her goal is to provide information on Israel’s rich history and Judaism, in particular to young adults.. Shevi believes that the key to reaching unaffiliated Jews is through inspiring education. The platform for her vision is her short video series designed to capture the attention of college students in a strategic and unique way. As a producer, Shevi creates short films designed to present the facts in a nuanced, thought-provoking way. She recently partnered with Jerusalem U on the Six Day War Project. The success of this project led to production of The History of Israel Explained. Shevi’s passion for Judaism includes her involvement in Mechina Tavor, an Israeli program from which her son graduated, that attracts young high school graduates, preparing them for leadership roles in the Israeli army. Shevi is a supporter of the Israeli organization Reservists on Duty, which sends IDF reservists worldwide to provide college students with a first hand account of the diverse population in Israel today. She is also involved with the Chabad Center for Jewish Discovery. Shevi works tirelessly to strengthen Israeli culture and Jewish identity.