Shira Ruderman is a professional philanthropist and social activist. Shira is devoting her personal and professional life to the advancement of a fair and just society in Israel and abroad, as well as strengthening the resilience of the State of Israel. She serves as a board member of various organizations and associations in Israel and the United States, as Chairwoman of the Fulbright Foundation, and holds an Honorary Doctorate from Haifa University. In 2014 Shira was chosen as one of 100 most influential women in Israel, and in 2016 as one of 50 most influential Jews in the world. She is married to Jay Ruderman, President of the Ruderman Family Foundation, and they currently live in Boston with their four children.