Emily Sweet

Executive Director, Jewish Women’s Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago

Emily Muskovitz Sweet’s work focuses on issues related to women’s safety and security. Since 2008, Emily has served as the executive director of the Jewish Women’s Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, an organization that is a national leader in the Jewish philanthropic arena. 

The work of the Foundation serves to create equity, expansion, and choice in all aspects of Jewish women and girl’s lives. Prior to joining the Jewish Women’s Foundation, Emily spent eight years working at the City of Chicago Mayor’s Office on Domestic Violence, where she oversaw multi-disciplinary projects that enhanced Chicago’s capacity to respond to issues such as sex trafficking and develop model programs for supervised child visitation services. Emily has also garnered direct service experience as the medical advocate and then associate director of administration for Neopolitan Lighthouse, a domestic violence shelter and service program on Chicago’s west side.

Emily was part of the 2013 Fellows Class of Leadership Greater Chicago, and was the 2013 recipient of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago’s Samuel A. Goldsmith Leadership Award. Emily earned a B.A. in history and women’s studies from Washington University in St. Louis and an M.A. from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration.  


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