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Media Magnets in Israel

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It starts with women. 

I recently returned from an unforgettable trip with the Jewish Women's Renaissance Project, where myself and 31 fellow female Media Magnets spent an incredible eight days in Israel, exploring, documenting and sharing all of the things that make it amazing, harnessing the power of social media to do so. 

Myself and media maven Jeannette Kaplun shared our thoughts on empowering women to change the public perception of Israel for i24NEWS - and later took a meeting with Senior Foreign Affairs Advisor to the President of Israel David Saranga in Jerusalem.

“Before social media, the Israeli government couldn’t communicate directly with people or convey real life in Israel,” Saranga said.

“Now, we don’t need anyone to tell people what Israel is all about. People are seeing what their friends are posting.”

In Tel Aviv, we met up with WeWork to learn more about the tech scene in Israel (did you know tech accounts for 50% of Israel's exports?) - and I also had the honor of speaking at Yad Vashem: World Holocaust Center, where the archivists surprised me with research, photos and records of my grandfather's family, who was senselessly murdered in the Holocaust in Riga, Latvia in 1941. You can watch the video here

A sincere thank you to the Israel Ministry of Tourism and JWRP for including me on this once-in-a-lifetime trip. 

#ItStartsWithWomen #MediaMagnets #VisitIsrael

Motivate Design #WageOn Event

Photo by  Robin Marchant

Not-so-fun-fact: There are more CEOs named John than female CEOs altogether. 

Shout-out to Luna BarMotivate Design and this panel of queens behind me for helping to make the wage gap history last night, and special thanks to our event partners WestHouse New York and The Bouqs Company!

Joining me for the panel discussion were a few of my favorite female entrepreneurs and business owners, Mona Patel, Rosie Pope, Tracey Edouard, Sally Wood, Andrea Sullivan and Palak Patel

Watch the Facebook Live of the event here and check out Forbes' coverage of the event here

How to be a Powerful Female Entrepreneur

Women do everything men do - in heels.

To celebrate #WomensHistoryMonth, I invited some of my favorite leading ladies to participate in a Twitter chat I curated for Mashable Business about how to be a powerful female entrepreneur. #BizChats guests included Rebecca MinkoffBethenny Frankel, Ann Shoket, Mara Hoffman, Rachel GrantJenny FleissRosie PopeRachel Sumekh, Brittani HunterJillian Darlington, and yours truly

Check out some of the questions asked along with some of my favorite responses. 

Q1: What characteristics encompass a successful female entrepreneur?

Q2: What are the most important business skills female entrepreneurs need to develop?

Q3: Work/life balance comes with understanding the yes’s + no’s – establishing boundaries – and being fully present in each place.

Q4: Work/life balance comes with understanding the yes’s + no’s – establishing boundaries – and being fully present in each place.

Q5: Which female entrepreneur(s) do you look up to and why?

Q6: What apps, tools, resources can female entrepreneurs use to consult and network with one another?

Q7: What apps, tools, resources can female entrepreneurs use to consult and network with one another?

Q8: What final tips do you have for women looking to start their own business? 

Visit Mashable for a full recap of the #BizChats.