For women this is an exciting time of growth and change. True, lasting, positive change must be nurtured, tended, and enthusiastically encouraged over time for it to take root. The women of today are increasingly questioning the status quo, assuming leadership roles, and making critical contributions, in contrast to what was expected in the past, when women typically were relegated to supporting roles. Targum Shlishi is wholly dedicated to supporting the changing roles that women and girls are assuming in spiritual, religious, communal, and social settings. It is essential that our women and girls receive the same rigorous intellectual and spiritual training and support that men and boys receive. The foundation has supported several initiatives designed to enable the voices of Jewish women to be heard loudly and clearly, from within the synagogues and without. Projects supported vary widely, from educational programs that ordain Orthodox women to organizations that advocate for the rights of agunot.