Successful Women of Israel

stories featuring Israel's successful women

Category: Success (page 1 of 3)

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

How to Seek Goals And Successfully Achieve Them

the path to your goals

The first month of 2017 is behind us. Gone.

That means that we should all be at least one twelfth of the way to fulfilling our annual goals.

If we’re on the right path. 

And we better be.

Because goals are the path and sometimes the prize. Focus on the prize without stepping off the path.

But what happens if we do step off the path?

What happens if despite our long list of goals, we didn’t succeed?

It’s probably not that simple. At least it wasn’t for me.

It’s not that I didn’t succeed. But it’s not like I completely achieved my goals either. read more

InspHERation: Orit Freilich – Artist, Fashion Designer and Feminist

Orit Freilich quote

Orit Freilich is an artist, fashion designer, entrepreneur, and senior lecturer at Shenkar college. She’s firm, yet flexible, living the dichotomy of two religions – fashion and Orthodox Judaism. I recently met up with her to discuss her journey and her success, and I picked up some important tips she has for women.  

Peering into the world of Orthodox Jews, many would say they’ve chosen a restrictive lifestyle. And maybe they have. But according to Orit, the world of fashion is far more restricting than even the modesty guidelines of the Orthodox world.


As a young girl and later as a mother to girls, Orit felt the modesty restrictions of the Jewish Orthodox world. In the ‘80s and ‘90s, working as a designer for the then-popular Israeli Bakardi jeans company, she felt the restrictions of the fashion world. “I realized that I’m living in a crazy dichotomy. There’s me and myself and so many questions that I have for myself, as if I haven’t yet defined myself….That’s when my breakthrough as an artist began. So I wrote a manifesto for myself, with myself. I called it, The Religion of Fashion. I came out against fashion. I said…you see me as a religious person [and as] a designer as if I’m unusual, as if I can’t be a religious person and a designer; as if fashion is so open and unrestricted. And I say it is the most limiting, most closed, and most rigid.” read more

Want to be Self-Confident? Love Yourself. Here’s How.

Love yourself

I know that loving yourself sounds hokey. I’m aware of it. And I’m still going to tell you that loving yourself is vital to your self-confidence. As women, we’re not taught to love ourselves, to appreciate our own greatness, or at the very least recognize it. And it’s one of the reasons we sorely lack self-confidence. Think I’m wrong? Think about how many times you undervalued yourself, whether in your relationship, the type of job you settled for, or the clients you allowed yourself to put up with. The list goes on. read more

The Greatest Podcast Episodes of 2016

greatest podcast episodes 2016

I am the Queen of Podcasts. I say this because at the moment, I’m subscribed to 85 podcasts. The number fluctuates as I add more, and more rarely, get rid of some. Podcasts are the best reason to go for a drive and they’re the reason I don’t mind being my kids’ personal cab driver, often even waiting for them in the car while they attend whatever lesson or activity that’s in their schedule.

But not all episodes are created equal. There are good episodes and there are great episodes. But the greatest episodes of all are those for which I have to stop on the side of the road (if I’m not parked), and take notes. read more

Older posts