We are thrilled to offer you the most internationally renowned speaking panel we've ever put forth. After months of recruitment and negotiation, we are proud to present the following speakers:
English Language Presenters:
Presentation: Play to Your Strengths and Let Go of the Rest
Amy will cover acknowledging your gifts, harnessing their power and balancing your challenges as the key to personal and professional success. Amy will share 5 tools to help you lead and succeed.
About Amy: Acclaimed as one of “50 Most Influential Jews” by the Jerusalem Post, Amy is a passionate Jewish advocate and entrepreneur with a proven track record for growing organizations and achieving impact. She most recently served as CEO of Mosaic United, an innovative, collaborative initiative through which the Israeli government is investing $50 million in Diaspora programs, with the goal of strengthening Jewish identity and connection to Israel.
As former president of Jerusalem U, Amy grew the organization into an internationally-recognized brand that distributes films in 26 countries, educates thousands of students every year and partners with over 600 organizations. Previously, Amy co-owned, operated and sold a chain of 25 Party City stores, with more than 900 employees and sales over $75 million. She also practiced law for several years.
Value and Sense, Developing your Investment Ready ToolBox
Talk Description: Regardless of business focus, size or stage, understanding the story of success and the funders’ perspective are key to growth. Fiona offers the rare inside view to outfit your toolbox.
About Fiona: Partner and COO at Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), a leading international VC fund in Jerusalem, Fiona has over 20 years of experience in investing, strategic planning as well as raising public and private equity. Previously, Fiona held a variety of senior positions in Koor Industries, Koor Corporate VC and Claridge Israel of the Bronfman family. Fiona is an active mentor in 8200 Intelligence unit’s Woman2Woman and the College of Management.
Presentation: Rising to New Heights, Destination in mind
The Rav will discuss integrating the business of growth with success.
About HaRav Nissel: Rabbi Menachem Nissel is a renowned speaker and author who has inspired thousands. He is widely published including the highly acclaimed Rigshei Lev - Womenin Tefila (Targum / Feldheim 2001). He has the rare ability to translate lofty concepts into practical daily living, spiced with irrepressible British humor. He is a senior lecturer for Ner LeElef (Jewish Leadership Training) and teaches in yeshivas and seminaries in Jerusalem. He is the Rabbinic Resource for NCSY, a popular worldwide youth group. He has an MBA from the London Business School.
Presentation: 7 Tools for Women Business Owners
Drawn from personal experience, mentoring companies of all sizes and stages, Revital Hendler connects with the energy and thrill of creation inherent in business building. Candid and practical, insightful and realistic, Revital offers up a business class guidebook for your journey.
Revital founded AllJobs, the disruptive startup for job searches and later sold part of the company for $18 million. Revital has also been instrumental in both WorkWith.Me, a social recruiting network based on “wisdom of the crowds” and BreezoMeter, an air pollution mapping platform showcased to President Obama in the White House. Revital mentors companies, co-manages the first social tech accelerator in Israel and was named one of the influential women by Lady Globes.
Presentation: Meetings Made in Heaven: The sky’s the limit; creating ‘sunny skies’ in new territory
Debbie Wolf and Shlomit Tobin share stories and lessons from establishing brand name successes in a new country. Starting from zero and arriving at cruising speed is no easy goal. Debbie and Shlomit tell it all and show how you can too.
Debbie Wolf is Founder and CEO of DebWolf Cosmetics.
Shlomit Tobin is Founder and CEO of Tobin Catering.
Presentation: Layovers: Using challenges as the guideposts and catalysts for success
Life’s and business’s path is full of turbulence, air pockets and even emergency landings. Steve will share insights, systems and steps from his business experience, which will enable you to overcome the challenges bound to crop up.
Steve Hasenfeld is founder and owner at HMH Iron Design. Steve first worked in life insurance and went on to found HMH Iron Design, a premier source for architectural and ornamental metal and glass in the New York Area. HMH survived being wiped out by hurricane Sandy to complete notable, million dollar jobs such as the NBA Flagship store in NYC and the Coca Cola sign in Times Square.
In addition, we will open our day with greetings from: MK Rabbi Moshe Gafni, Chair, Finance Committee MK Tzipy Hotovely, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Nir Barkat, Mayor of Jerusalem, Mr. Avi Schron, Chairman of the Board, Mrs. Chavi Hertz, Board Member
Hebrew Language Presenters:
Nicknamed “Doctor Persuasion”, Dr. Yaniv Zaid is an international expert in the art of persuasion. He is the author of best selling books – “Speaking in front of an audience”, “Speaking in front of a client”, “You’ve convinced me!”, “You’ve convinced me again!”
CEO of the internationally successful electronic signature company, Wisestamp, Orly will address us about the tools needed to grow your business while working on a shoestring budget.
The WiseStamp email platform offers a unique, smart way of interacting with customers and audience in their daily emails, letting you easily promote and market yourself with just a few clicks.
Accountant Avigail Shikovitzky, owner of Mishor, a well respected accounting firm that employs 45 people
Rachel Rubinfeld owner of Rubinfeld flour
Malchut Veksberger – Learn how to turn your faith into an art and how to make that art an international business
For additional information about the Hebrew language programming for the day, click here!