Excellence in Management of Small Businesses

The Jasmine Conference for Jewish and Arab Businesswomen

KAS Israel in cooperation with the Center for Jewish-Arab Economic Develoment


8:30 a.m.Registration and gathering

9:30 a.m.Opening:

Kiram Baloum, Director of jasmine, CJAED

9:40 a.m. Greetings:

Helmi Kittani, Executive Director, CJAED

Michael Mertes, Representative of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Israel

9:50 a.m. Status report on women-owned small businesses: Comparing the situation in Israel,

Europe and the United States

Ofra Strauss, Strauss Group Chairperson and President of Jasmine

10:30 a.m. Recorded lecture:

Melanne Verveer, United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues

10:40 a.m. First Panel: What organizations support women who own small businesses

and what roles do the play?

Moderator: Yael Winner, Editor of Leisure Section, Calcalist

Participants: Ran Kiviti, Israel Small and Medium Enterprises Authority, Mininistry of Industry, Trade and Labor | Hagit Rubinstein, Manager of Micro-Businesses Area, Koret Foundation | Vered Suweid, Director of the Prime Minister's Office Authority for the Advancement of the Status of Women in Israel | Representative of business sector

Questions & Answers, with audience participation

11:45 p.m. Personal Testimony - Cybil Goldfeiner, Founder and CEO, “Comme Il Faut”

12:15 p.m. Second Panel: Excellence in life - Stories of excellence of women in Business management

Participants: Sigal Kotler Levi, “Sabon” | Vida Mashur, Alsonara newspaper | Yullia Gal, Founder of “Yullia SPA Express” | Maya Efrati, Founder and CEO of “Elya Recycling Ltd.”

1:15 p.m.Lunch

2:00 p.m. Return to plenum: Raffle and prizes to conference participants

2:15 p.m.Professionally facilitated Discussion to identify needs of Women with Small Businesses – for women who own small businesses

4:15 p.m.Discussion wrap-up

4:30 p.m. Wrap-up and closing

Conference moderator: Journalist Eman Kassem Sliman

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