Joanna Goodwin is passionate about empowering women to become effective leaders, especially peace builders, negotiators, and sustainers. She serves as president of both the Goodwin Foundation and the Middle East Peace Dialogue Network, focused on achieving a regional two state resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
She is a member of J Street’s Board of Directors and J Street’s Women’s Leadership Forum Steering Committee. In 2015, Joanna and her father, Richard Goodwin, received J Street’s highest honor, the Tzedek v’Shalom (Justice and Peace) award for their work to support peace and coexistence between Israelis and Palestinians.
She serves on the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Middle East Peace (ALLMEP), a consortium of more than 100 organizations that engage in people-to-people shared-society programs that connect Jewish and Arab Israeli citizens and cross-border programs that engage Israeli citizens with residents of East Jerusalem and the West Bank.
Joanna is a member of the board of directors of the Jewish Women’s Archive, a national organization dedicated to collecting and promoting the extraordinary stories of Jewish women.
She is an active supporter of WePower, a non-partisan Israeli NGO promoting women’s political leadership, gender integration and equality at all political levels of Israeli society. She is also a proud supporter of the Israeli Women Wage Peace Movement in it’s quest to pressure their political leaders to prioritize the negotiation of a just, dignified agreement that both sides can agree to in order to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
She lives in Baltimore, MD, with her husband, Mark. Between them, they are parents of two daughters, three sons and one especially delightful red-headed granddaughter.1 Empowering women to become leaders as peace builders, negotiators and sustainers / 2 Middle East Peace Dialogue Network: achieving a two-state solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict / 3 J Street's "Tzedek v'Shalom" (Justice and Peace) Award / 4 Alliance for Middle East Peace (ALLMEP) and The Goodwin Foundation