Judith Roth Berkowitz Endowed Lecture in Women's Studies

Judith Roth Berkowitz is a Trustee of
the University of Pennsylvania. A Penn alumna, Judy Berkowitz has generously
served the University for many years. She is a founding member and past chair
of the Trustees’ Council of Penn Women, past co-chair of the Council’s Student
Life Committee, and past chair of the Board of Overseers of the Graduate School
of Education. Judy and her husband, also a Penn alum, have endowed the Judy and
Howard Berkowitz Professorship in the School of Education. Alongside her
service to Penn, Judy has pursued a career in business. She is president of
Jarby, Inc., a buying office for women’s fashions, which she opened in 1984.
She is also a Trustee of Rockefeller University and she chairs the board of
the Center for Educational Innovation, a catalytic education group that was
actively engaged in the administration and implementation of the Annenberg
grant to the New York City Public Schools and in the design of small public
schools of choice. She is a past member of the board of the New York Women’s
Foundation and a trustee of Dance On, an educational project for the dancers of
the New York City Ballet.