Meet Jackie Miller
WIZO Women come from all walks of life.
Let’s get to know some of our members and find out what WIZO means to them.
Hi Jackie, tell us why you joined WIZO initially. What year was it?
I was inspired by my mum to join WIZO. She has been a member for around 15 years and I want to support her, but more importantly support those in Israel who need our help.
How would you explain WIZO to someone who has never heard of it?
WIZO is a not-for-profit that helps women, children and families in need all across Israel.
What does WIZO mean to you?
WIZO has always been a part of my life, thanks to my mum who is very dedicated to the organisation. Through that, and now being a member myself, WIZO is important to me and my own family. My daughter Ella is also a proud WIZO member.
Why is WIZO important today?
WIZO is important today, it was important yesterday, and will be just as important tomorrow. There will always be those less fortunate who need WIZO’s help.
Is there a WIZO function or event that stands out in your mind? Why?
I’ve been to many WIZO events, but the 2017 Major Function with Avi Issacharoff and Guy and Yahel was a standout. The stories of the two boys were inspiring, and I loved Fauda, a great Israeli TV show.
What would you tell someone who was unsure about becoming a WIZO member?
I would tell them that simply put, WIZO changes lives.
Tell us about yourself outside of WIZO – your family life, work life, other interests.
Outside of WIZO my most important role is my family. I am a wife to Glen and mother to Zac, Jesse and Ella.
Is there a WIZO project that you have a particular interest in? Why?
Empowering and keeping women safe is an integral part of WIZO’s philosophy. Makom Balev in Beersheva provides a safe haven for young girls living on the streets. This centre enables these girls the opportunity to regain ownership of their lives. It is gratifying to know that WIZO takes such care of such vulnerable young women.
Is it time you became a WIZO woman too?