As part of the 10th annual Israel Day at the New York Stock Exchange, the America – Israel Friendship League honored four pioneering Israeli women who have flourished in their respective field.
Well-known Israeli companies like Mobileye, Teva, CaesarStone and Check Point Software over the years have headlined a list of cutting-edge IPOs. Today, there are over 80 Israeli equities currently listed on exchanges around the world in a vast array of industries, with more than 70 on Wall Street alone.
“I can’t tell you how good we feel when we walk down Broad Street in Lower Manhattan and see the Israel flag flying on top of the New York Stock Exchange for Israel Day,” said Kenneth Bialkin, Chairman of the America Israel Friendship League. “Today is such an important day, as we showcase Israeli innovation and what the country exports to the NYSE and to the world. It’s the 10th time that the NYSE has opened up its doors for us and we couldn’t be more proud and appreciative.”
Inbal Orpaz of top Israeli business publication, The Marker, moderated and spoke to the women on a plethora of their experiences in the professional world and how they have contributed to the US — Israel relationship in doing so.
Honorees — Tzameret Fuerst, Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Circ MedTech, which developed PrePex, an FDA-approved device for HIV protection; Karen Haruvi, SVP Global Generic Business Development and Alliance Management for Teva Pharmaceuticals, Ltd.; Noa Raviv, acclaimed fashion designer and artist; and Liat Mordechay Hertanu, Co-Founder of 24me.
“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,” said Daneilla Rilov, Executive Director of the America-Israel Friendship League.