Ruby Shamir

By AIFL - Mar 11, 2019

Profession: Executive Director Israel Office and Director of International Operations AIFL Executive Director Israel Office and Director of International Operations America Israel Friendship League, dedicated to strengthening the ties between the United States and Israel through its people-to-people programs for the last 27 years. Formerly, director of public events at the Public Affairs Division of Tel Aviv University. Ruby Shamir is an active partner in her family’s real estate projects. One of the founders of IWF in Israel, former international secretary IWF (International Women’s Forum). Co-Chair of the Spring conference of IWF 2000, member the Israeli organizing committee of IWF Spring 2016 conference in Tel Aviv. Among her public activities, she serves for many years as member of the Executive Committee of the board of Schneider’s Children at Schneider Children Medical Center of Israel. Ruby, seventh generation sabra (Israel born), is married to Yoram and mother of one son, Opher. Words You Live By: Israel’s Relationship with the US is very important for both countries What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment? My parents inspired me to be a proud Israeli, an accomplished woman and always to volunteer and do good to society. Who inspired or inspires you and why? I am happy that both my husband and I inspired our son to be the same way. Did/Do you experience resistance when you are leading or working with men? If yes, how do you address it? I never experienced resistance or any obstacles because I am a woman. Pearls of Wisdom: Do whatever you believe in!