Reprinted from TheIsraelproject.org
The New York Stock Exchange today salutes leading Israeli women and their contribution to the US-Israel relationship in fields of business, economy, science, high-tech and fashion, as part of the 10th annual America-Israel Friendship League (AIFL) Israel Day at NYSE.
The AIFL is also marking the country’s disproportionate prominence on Wall Street — now ranking as the largest foreign presence outside of China and Canada. “The level of Israeli equities listed on Wall Street is yet another example of Israeli innovation and the strong US-Israel relationship,” said Daniella Rilov, Executive Director of the America-Israel Friendship League. “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.” 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; Noa Raviv, acclaimed fashion designer and artist; and Liat Mordechay Hertanu, co-founder of 24me, are being honored for their success. Investing in Israel is also a main goal of the Israel Day happening. “One should invest in Israel not just to support the Jewish State, but because it is a solid investment that historically has outperformed most other international equity investments over the past three, five, and 10 years,” said Steven Schoenfeld, CEO of Bluestar Indexes. (via Israel21c