Successful Women of Israel

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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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InspHERation: Bat-chen Grinberg – Founder of MC Forum and Creative Director of FailCon

 Bat-chen Grinberg

Bat-chen Grinberg is the founder of the training centre for B2B marketers, MC Forum, and the creative director of FailCon. Prior to that Bat-chen was responsible for establishing the first international distribution network of its kind in the field of media and film productions, developing the international market for documentaries, including the award-winning animated war documentary, “Waltz with Bashir.”

I met with Bat-Chen met at WeWork Sarona in Tel-Aviv, a beautiful workspace environment for entrepreneurs, freelancers, startups and small businesses. Nothing could have prepared me for this very special encounter. Bat-chen was lavish in her marketing advice and stories and about her journey and success. I’m so excited to share the details of our conversation with you.

How the movie “Waltz with Bashir” Almost Didn’t Happen

“Waltz with Bashir” is a heartbreaking masterpiece. Its powerful story breaks the barriers of time and space, penetrates your heart and simultaneously builds and destroys your faith in mankind. 

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InspHERation: Emma Butin – Innovator, Strategic Advisor & Teacher

Emma Butin is an innovator, strategic advisor, teacher and lecturer at IDC. I met up with her to discuss her thoughts about small businesses, strategies and success, and learned of her profound love for Israel and her passion in promoting its prosperity.  

I first heard Emma Butin speak at Temech’s 7th annual conference where she intrigued me with an inspiring talk about the DNA of billion dollar companies. Since then, Shaindy Babad, CEO of Temech, and an inspiring woman in her own right, has brought Emma back to Temech to teach Emma’s “Prosperity from Within” course which teaches women how small tweaks to their business can make a tremendous difference to their bottom line results. I am a participant in the course.

Israel – Land of the Entrepreneur  

After learning that Emma was born in Israel, that she moved to America at age 13 and then returned at age 26, I wondered why. What caused Emma to come back? Her immediate answer was “this is the place to be.” Sure, Emma says, Israel isn’t only a “startup Mecca” it “creates a lot of opportunities for people that are really driven,” but beyond that Emma explained that she is here, because in her words “Israel is in my DNA. I really love this country. There is no other logical explanation.”

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