Join the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) and NextGen of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia for a conversation with two barrier-breaking women in Israel’s high-tech sector: Ifat Baron, Founder and CEO of ItWorks, a high-tech recruitment and placement organization that also promotes employment diversity in the industry; and Sireen Nijeem, an Arab engineer and ItWorks alumnus who was the first female computer-science engineer to emerge from her community — and is almost always the first Arab employee in every company where she works.
What is the business case for workforce diversity in tech? What does it take for an Arab woman to be part of the “Start-Up Nation?” Together Ifat and Sireen will share insights, both professional and personal, into Israel’s efforts to integrate its Arab citizens into the high-tech sector, in addition to their impressions of the Coronavirus pandemic in Israel.
The Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce
The Inter-Agency Task Force on Israeli Arab Issues