Successful Women of Israel

stories featuring Israel's successful women

Month: October 2017

InspHERation: Kiram Baloum – Leading Women to Economic Change

Meet the founder and CEO of Jasmine.  Kiram Baloum is teaching women from all sectors of Israeli society to put themselves higher on their own priority list and to think economically.

What is immediately clear in my meeting with Kiram, is that she is an inspirational leader. She is kind and generous, her answers cut deep into the heart of the matter, and she is all about trailblazing the way to meaningful economic change for all Israeli women, across all sectors.   

Most Women Succeed Because Somebody Believed in Them

Kiram grew up in Tayibe. She is one of nine children – four boys, five girls. And though boys may be more desired, it’s the girls who Kiram’s father empowered. From a young age, Kiram received an abundance of love and support from her father who would say such things as “I believe in you,” “I count on you,” “you can do it.”

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Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault: Men are the problem and they are also the answer

Me too. In my adult life. Here in Israel. On more than one occasion.

It happened in a former work place. In two different positions. Two different men. A couple of years apart. I was already married, wearing a head covering.

The first time, a man from a different office came by and kissed my colleague. He then kissed me. I asked him to please not do it again.

My colleague told me that a woman who had held my position previously told him the same thing. And he used to chase her around the office.

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