Board Of Directors
Economic Empowerment For Women
Has an M.H.A in healthcare management and a B.A. in education. A graduate of the Mendel leadership program in education, she also holds a group facilitator certificate. Leni served in the IDF for 27 years and in her last position she was head of public inquiries and before that in a various positions in human resources. She now heads the Dov Lautman education forum and prepares students and parents for military service.
Adv. Inbar Kedar-Baruch
A graduate of law, LL.M. (Master of Law), retired after a long career in the Military Advocate General's Corps ,holding the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, has held senior positions, including; Judge Advocate of the Navy and Home Front Command and the Commander of the IDF Military Law School.
A Co-Founder at Pugach-Kadar-Baruch Law Firm, specialized in representing victims of crime, also represents soldiers at Military Tribunals including the Military Court. As part of her reserve service – is the founder of Legal Advice Department and still an advisor in MAHOOT (IDF Support Center for Victims of crime of Sex offence and Family Violence Offence). She also conducts workshops on sexual offenses against minors and volunteers in several community social activities.
"I believe in the power of women to act, to influence, to break every ceiling and to fulfill every goal! With perseverance, seriousness and determination – every goal can be achieved!"
Sharon works as human resource manager at Elisra / Elbit.
Retired from the IDF three years ago with the rank of lieutenant colonel. During her
military service, Sharon held a variety of positions in the field of human resources, and welfare.
After retirement she worked as a human resources manager in the local authority and as a life coach and mentor for job seekers in order to help them integrate into the employment market.
To bring about economic change for women in Israel through a multi-level approach including: small business development, a broadening of public policy, and the development of need-specific programs for diverse populations. EEW is a feminist organization committed to assisting women from disadvantaged sectors of society.
Maissa Ballut Shamshoum
Maissa is a CPA, and works as a comptroller at Tefron as well as ownning her own private office and advising startups.
She is a financial professional with over ten years of experience in accounting and global finance.
A board member in the steering committee of the AJC,
as well as Masar-Up
Maissa is a Certified public accountant and has a BA from Haifa University in Accounting & Economics and executive MBA from Kellogg – Recanati Tel-Aviv
With over 15 years experience in Marketing in the hi-tech industry, today Noa leads StoreDot’s Marketing department.
She previously held senior marketing and product positions at Certomo, a financial software firm, and ColorChip, an optical communications solution provider for tier-1 data centers.
Noa holds a BA in Business Administration, Finance and Investments, and an MBA, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, both from the Zicklin School of Business in NYC.
I believe that adding different and diverse voices to the decision-making table is beneficial for all parties and contributes to innovation, development and balance. I believe in the individual's ability to influence and the importance of optimism in doing things in the various fields.
Emily Winkler holds an MBA, and a Post-graduate degree in Non-profit Management, and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Sustainable Development and Diplomacy. A distinguished Impact Entrepreneur and Sustainability Expert, Emily is the founder and CEO of LINK, a pioneering venture studio that harmonizes profit with purpose, propelling scalable businesses toward creating profound environmental and social changes globally. Emily's exceptional achievements have earned her recognition as a leading industry figure and influential speaker, inspiring audiences globally to embrace innovation and create a positive impact in all we do.
"I believe that every woman possesses an inherent strength to reshape the world, and when empowered, she not only transforms her life but also those around her, breaking barriers and improving our future."
Joined EEW recently as a member of the audit committee.
After a career in bookkeeping and Human recourses, Allegra recently completed her MBA in NGO management at the University of Haifa. She holds a BA in social work and studies at a program for business advising and training for boards of directors.
Samar Qudha is a Palestinian Arab Israeli lawyer, feminist, dancer, human rights activist and a mother of two. She has an LLM degree specializing in Human Rights law. Currently she is the director of the Human Rights legal clinic at the law school in Haifa University. Prior to joining the HR legal clinic Samar worked as a coordinator and moderator of the Women Legal Leaders Program in Itach-Ma’aki - Woman Lawyers for Social Justice.
Programs and Services
A Business of One's Own
A Business of One's Own: EEW's flagship program, considered pioneer in the field of entrepreneurship, economic empowerment and business training in Israel. A yearlong program, in which the participants, mostly from the geographic and social periphery ,receive business training, and undergo a process of personal empowerment.
Business Development Services
Business Development Services are provided over five years to grow existing businesses and increase the personal income earned from one's business. They include advanced business training and industry related seminars; Business Incubation; Business marathons; computer trainings; regional business forums; Financial orientation and one-on-one and small group business coaching.
EEW is located in Haifa and runs programs throughout the country. These programs are run in cooperation with local municipalities, government agencies, NGO's and foundations that provide loans to small businesses and work in the field of economic empowerment and women. These partnerships are very valuable to EEW and enable us to reach hundreds of women every year and help them begin businesses of their own.