Successful Women of Israel

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69 Things Israel’s Successful Women Love About Their Country

In the words of Hadas Shtaif, “every person needs a home and every nation needs to have a country and a land; a place to feel safe and to which to have a sense of belonging.”

During the entire year we may act like misbehaving siblings, fighting to belong, fighting for our place in the family or for more resources or recognition. But on Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Israel’s Independence day, it all stops. For 24 hours we stop to take pride in the beautiful home that we’ve built, and to honour those who through hard work and perseverance have achieved goals and have furthered our society, making our home better.

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InspHERation: Yiska Oppenheim – Marketing Strategist & Director of Emunah’s Business Club

What makes a hard-core religious kibbutznik leave the kibbutz to become the director of an all-women religious business club?

Yiska Oppenheim, left the kibbutz way of life to become a successful marketing strategist. She is behind the popular Israeli Facebook group Datiot Iskiot Medabrot [Religious Businesswomen Speak Out] and the director of Emunah Jerusalem’s Business Club. I met up with her to discuss her journey from kibbutz life to city life and the impact she’s having on religious female business owners.

The Kibbutz  –  a source of tension and growth

Yiska is second-generation kibbutz born. Her four grandparents made aliyah to the kibbutz from Italy.

But for Yiska, kibbutz life was complex.

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10 Favourite Equal Pay Day 2017 Tweets

Yesterday was Equal Pay Day 2017 in America. I say America, because the date of Equal Pay Day changes each year because it is based on how far into the year women have to work in order to earn what men earned the previous year.

In America, women earn 80 cents for every dollar a man earns; in Israel women earn 67 agurot for every shekel a man earns. In fact, Israel’s wage gap is one of the widest in the world, among developed countries.

If things continue to change at the rate at which they are changing now, it will take 44 years to close the wage gap in America, and 80 years to close the gap in Israel.

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Feeling Depressed About Finding A Job? Here Are 5 Tips to Help You Get Out of Your Rut

fundamental lack of confidence

In her important article about the gender confidence gap, Margie Warrell has pointed out, that whether women are in New York, Australia or anywhere else in the world, women wrestle with self-confidence and it’s holding them back.

If at the outset strong, smart women lack self-confidence, it’s seems only logical that when they search for a job, they’’ll be even less self-confident. In more extreme cases, this lack of confidence can lead women to feel depressed and suck them in a downward spiral.  

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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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