Leading Israeli businesswomen honored at New York Stock Exchange

Nov 10, 2016

Reprinted from JNS.org 

From left to right: Liat Mordechay Hertanu, Karen Haruvi, Tzameret Fuerst, and Noa Raviv on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange for Thursday’s Israel Day. Credit: Shahar Azran.

The America-Israel Friendship League honored four Israeli businesswomen Thursday during the 10th annual Israel Day at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

Inbal Orpaz, a high tech correspondent for the Israeli business publication The Marker, moderated a discussion and spoke to the women about how they have contributed to the U.S.- Israel relationship.

The honorees included Tzameret Fuerst, entrepreneur and co-founder of Circ MedTech, which developed PrePex, an FDA-approved device for HIV protection; Karen Haruvi, Teva Pharmaceuticals’ SVP of global generic business development and alliance management; Noa Raviv, fashion designer and artist; and Liat Mordechay Hertanu, co-founder of the 24me personal assistant app.

“Today is such an important day, as we showcase Israeli innovation and what the country exports to the NYSE and to the world,” said Kenneth Bialkin, the America-Israel Friendship League’s chairman, in a statement. “It’s the 10th time that the NYSE has opened up its doors for us and we couldn’t be more appreciative of it.”

Daneilla Rilov, the America-Israel Friendship League’s executive director, said, “Not only are we recognizing these outstanding companies at Israel Day, but the event is also honoring four Israeli women leaders, because Israel, like the United States, celebrates its gender diversity. The day is an example of just a few of the common traits both countries have.” 

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