Successful Women of Israel

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How to Get Paid by Clients Who Don’t Want to Pay

Have you ever had trouble  getting paid?

Don’t sweat it too much because being refused payment is almost like a type of initiation. When you’re in business long enough, you’re sure to come across that dreaded client who doesn’t want to pay.

Does having a client who doesn’t want pay mean that you won’t get paid?

Of course not. It just means that you have to have measures and techniques in place, to help ensure you get paid.  

In this post, I share my experience in the hope that it will help you to get paid.

Put measures in place

When I started my copywriting business, at the outset I put together a price quote. Beneath the element that states the cost,  I list my terms and conditions. Those terms and conditions protect me. read more

Gender Segregation: How It’s Harming Women

Israel is a modern country based on modern values. But it is also a place where many believe that synagogue should inform state, where women-barring religious parties make up almost 11% of the Knesset, and where gender segregation is becoming increasingly pervasive.  

We’re not going to blame religion. Yes, Jewish Law is patriarchal. But precisely because it is patriarchal the wise rabbis always looked for ways to protect women. In fact, Judaism until modern times, has always been one step ahead of secular society in fostering women’s rights. read more

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.” read more

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. read more

11 Inspiring Women Who Are Making Israel a Better Place

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is a time of reflection. It is a time when we contemplate what we’re doing right and what we can do even better.

As high-achieving women, we’re constantly working towards improving ourselves, our families, our society.

In this article 11 inspiring women share what their doing to improve Israeli society and what they hope to accomplish in the coming year. These 11 inspiring women are making Israel a better place.

1. Kiram Baloum – Founder and CEO, Jasmine

Founding Jasmine cannot be taken for granted. Having taken two years and hundreds of interviews with women to understand their needs, Kiram Baloum founded Jasmine to help women overcome the obstacles they face in developing thriving businesses. Jasmine read more

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