JWFA Impacts! 2024: Our Honoree and Keynote Speaker

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Enid Draluck began her professional career with a national telecommunications company where she worked with Fortune 100 companies around metro Atlanta. In 1987 Enid left to create The 14th Streatery restaurant and full service catering business, The Catering Connection, Inc. with her husband.  After selling the restaurant and catering company, she established An Extra Hand, a personal concierge service where she worked with Atlanta executives and corporations. For the past 23 years, she has been a partner in Full Circle Living, designed to “level the playing field”, specifically supporting women and girls locally, nationally and globally.

As a Trustee of JWFA since 2014, Enid has been instrumental in our community education programming, serving several terms as Education Chair and a member of the Executive and Strategic Planning committees. She provided critical leadership to the inception and formation of our Agents of Change Training (ACT) program, now entering its fifth year.

Enid has been involved on various levels with many not-for-profits in the Atlanta community. Enid serves as the Auction Chair for the Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence Champions for Change event and past Chair of Movers, Shakers and Changemakers for youthSpark. Enid was the Co-Chair of the CHRIStal Ball for CHRIS180 for four years and is currently Chair of the Prom fundraising event for COR.  Enid has served on the IGNITE Across America steering committee and currently is on the Executive Committee for the Women’s Philanthropy Network at Georgia State University. For years she served as a mentor at Georgia State University through the Honors Program and the J. Mack Robinson College of Business and was a catalyst behind the WomenLead program at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business. Enid is also on the Development Committee of Backpack Buddies of Metro Atlanta

In 2013, Enid was presented with the BOLD Award from Girls, Inc. and in 2014 received the U.S. Presidential Volunteer Service Award for her work with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. In 2017 Enid proudly accepted the Community Service Award from CHRIS180 and in 2018 was named an Honorary Alumna of the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. In 2023 she was named the Women of Excellence for the United Way of Greater Atlanta.

Her academic background is in Journalism, with a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University. Enid and her husband Jerry have been married for 43 years and have a son, Jeffrey and welcome his fiancé Erica into the family.


Jodi Rudoren has been editor-in-chief of the Forward since September, 2019.  She is a veteran reporter, editor and digital innovator who spent more than two decades at The New York Times, including nearly four years as Jerusalem bureau chief.

Under her leadership, journalists at the Forward have won record numbers of Rockower Awards from the American Jewish Press Association, as well as prizes from New York’s Deadline Club, L.A.’s Press Club, the Religion News Association and the Society for Features Journalism. Jodi’s weekly newsletter and column, “Looking Forward,” has also received broad acclaim; she won the RNA’s top commentary award and was a Deadline Club opinion finalist in 2022.

Jodi is also a sought-after public speaker and during the Israel-Hamas war has appeared on CNN, MSNBC and other news outlets. She is also a contributor to the anthology, Jewish Priorities: Sixty-five proposals for the future of our people.

Besides her stint in Jerusalem, Jodi served in a host of roles at The Times, including Midwest bureau chief, national education correspondent and education editor, before pioneering the masthead role of associate managing editor for audience. She was executive producer of the multimedia series “One in 8 Million,” which won NYTimes.com‘s first Emmy Award, in 2009, and served on the 2020 committee about the newsroom of the future.

Jodi grew up in Newton, Massachusetts, and graduated cum laude in 1992 from Yale University, where she was managing editor of The Yale Daily News. She and her husband, Gary, combined their surnames in 2006 and live in Montclair, N.J., with their teenaged twins. She is on the board of The Fuller Project, a nonprofit newsroom doing groundbreaking investigative work on gender.