Successful Women of Israel

stories featuring Israel's successful women

Month: July 2017

Expanding HERizons – SWOI’s Monthly Roundup – July 2017

What are the secrets of the world’s most powerful women?
Women control spending in most categories. But what types of products do they really want?
Until 1984 there were more women in tech than men. What made things change?
These are the subjects presented in July 2017’s monthly roundup.

As women, we face different challenges than men. Those challenges come into focus in every aspect of our lives. Sometimes it’s unclear whether challenges arise because of sexism or simply a male culture where nobody stopped to think about their mother, wife, sister or daughter. Marketing to women is important. So is inspiring them.  This monthly roundup focuses on both inspiring women and the importance of marketing to them.

Video –  Secrets of The World’s Most Powerful Women

You can’t be whole if you’re trying to be perfect. -Jane Fonda

Why You Should Watch It 

This curated video of tips on success from the world’s more powerful women outlines the fact that successful women face the same challenges as the rest of us. Success comes with cutting ourselves some slack, knowing who we are, what we want and accepting our limitations. Watch it because it’s inspiring to hear these important messages come out of the mouths of the world’s most powerful women, from Arianna Huffington to Sheryl Sandberg.

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The Podcasts Israel’s Successful Working Women Are Listening To

Podcasts for working women

This post originally started out with the idea of sharing female-hosted podcasts as listened to by Israel’s successful working women. What it turned into is a wonderful non-genre-specific hodgepodge of podcasts that Israel’s successful working women listen to, though not necessarily hosted by a woman. 

All the podcasts in this list were recommended by fellow Ima Kadimas. Ima Kadima is a Facebook group and non-profit organization started by two incredible women –  Naava Shafner & Cori Widen.

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InspHERation: Moran Bar – CEO, Geekmedia, Feminist & Hero of Good

Moran Bar

A trailblazer in the Israeli and international tech world, Moran Bar is making the world a better place for startups, women and everybody she meets. She shares details about her unexpected meeting with Arthur Sulzberger, owner of The New York Times, and his unexpected trait.   

Moran Bar is the CEO of Geektime, one of the largest international tech blogs that focuses on being an ecosystem for startups. She’s an inspirational and humble leader who openly shares her experiences. And while Moran is acutely aware of the obstacles that stand in the way of women in tech, she’s undeterred by them and instead focuses on the way she can help other women in their journey to success.

I met up with Moran in her Tel Aviv office to talk about her success, experience and insights into the world of women in entrepreneurship and tech.

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Is it Possible to Comfortably Move Outside Of Your Comfort Zone?

On the one hand, we can’t start new things, progress, or improve our performance if we don’t step out of our comfort zone. On the other hand, getting out of our comfort zone can cause stress which can affect us detrimentally.

So what do we do? How can we get out of our comfort zone without detrimentally affecting our health?

Our comfort zone is the bulls-eye. It’s where we are and what we’re comfortable with. The comfort zone isn’t necessarily where we’re happiest, but it’s the zone we’re most familiar with.

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