Successful Women of Israel

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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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InspHERation: Aviv Landau-Artzi – Think. Dare. Influence.

Aviv Landau-Artzi is an entrepreneur and business woman who believes that entrepreneurs must follow their own truths. She helps others to create their maps to success while staying in tune with her own inner voice. 

For Aviv Landau-Artzi, entrepreneurship is in her DNA. From a young age she wasn’t interested in what her parents thought or what the neighbors would say. She is an independent thinker who wants to share her ideas and practical knowledge to help entrepreneurs turn their ideas into products change the world.

The Entrepreneur Who Never Fails

“Look at where everybody is going, and go the opposite way,” is Aviv’s philosophy, “just because everybody is going one way, doesn’t mean it’s right,” she says.

I ask Aviv to elaborate.Aviv_Landau_Artzi

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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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InspHERation: Yahel Atsmon – Chemistry Teacher, Davidson Institute of Science Education

 Davidson Institute

Meet the Weizmann Institute’s scientist who’s helping girls excel in chemistry. 

The Davidson Institute, the arm of the Weizmann Institute that promotes and nurtures scientific education in Israel, is where Yahel Atsmon works today and two doors down from where she slept as a high school student learning science during summer vacation at the Weizmann Institute. Yahel Atsmon is the scientist turned high school chemistry teacher who passionately molds young minds, helping students, especially female ones, to teach themselves and believe in their capabilities.

I met up with Yahel at the Weizmann Institute of Science to learn about how she’s passionately helping making chemistry accessible to more girls.

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InspHERation: Heli Jacobs Virt – CEO of Bina Yetera & Director at Yoda’at College for Business Sustainability

Success Heli Jacobs

How does a girl who grows up without a father and is sexually abused as a teen, go on to become a successful business women teaching confidence and business sustainability?

Heli Jacobs Virt, lost her father in the Yom Kippur War, when she was just a year old. Since then she’s grown to become a successful businesswoman. She is the CEO of Bina Yetera and Director at Yoda’at College for Business Sustainability, helping women and businesses meet their strategic goals. I met with Heli to discuss her thoughts on confidence, failure and success and feminism.

If you lack confidence – create it

As a girl and as a teen, Heli lacked confidence. It might have something to do with losing her father in war, it might have something to do with being sexually abused as a teenager. What’s for sure, is that even though Heli’s mother, and her father’s parents and siblings, and even her stepfather, did their best to imbue Heli with confidence, internally she still felt unconfident.

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