Meet Brenda Naomi Rosenberg
Brenda was the first woman Vice President of Fashion for Hudson’s Department Stores in Michigan (now
Macy’s) and held one of the most influential global fashion positions; Senior Vice President of Fashion
Merchandising and Marketing Federated Allied Department stores.
Today, Brenda is known as a tireless champion for inter religious, inter cultural and inter racial
understanding and transformation, creating partnerships with Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Arab, African
American and Hindu organizations and individuals, locally and globally through Pathways 2 Peace
Foundation, her award winning project; “Reuniting the Children of Abraham... a tool kit 4 peace”, and the
book she co authored with 30 women from eight different faith groups: Friendship & Faith - the WISDOM of
women creating alliances for peace. Brenda’s efforts have been featured as a special on reconciliation on
both CBS and Bridges TV. She was the first woman, and first Jewish person, to deliver a Ramadan sermon
at a Mosque in Michigan.
Her leadership role has earned Brenda numerous honors and awards from organization as diverse as her
efforts: Orh Somayach Tree of Life Award, Woman in Reform Judaism Ruach Award, N.C.C.J (National Council for Community and
Justice) Community Service Award, Council of Islamic Organizations of Michigan Interfaith Achievement Award, The ADC (American
Arab Anti Discrimination Committee) Building Bridges Award, and Oakland Universities Award for Best Educational Program.
For the past two years Brenda has partnered with Samia Bahsoun; together they created the Tectonic Leadership Center and
developed a Tectonic Leadership curriculum. Their pilot program, Tectonic Leadership for Middle East Conflict Transformation, will be
presented in May 2011 in partnership with the University of Michigan Dearborn.
Learn more about Brenda by visiting www.brendanaomirosenberg.com.
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