Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles: TLV Talks on Israe...

Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles: TLV Talks on Israel's Women Entrepreneurs

Mar 5, 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm

TLV Talks profiles Israel social and technological innovators. It is a way for the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles to highlight the social and technological innovators in Israel and better connect the city and community with Israel. On the week of International Women's day, the Federation is holding TLV Talks: Israel's Women Entrepreneurs on Wednesday, March 5th in the evening. The program will include four dynamic Israeli women giving TED-Talks style presentations about their story and what they do. The event is made possible by The Jewish Federation, the IAC - BINA, the Israeli Consulate, Israel 21c, and the National Council on Jewish Women. Following the talks there will be a social atmosphere for further discussions with the speakers, networking with other guests, and general schmoozing with food, wine, etc. Full bios of our incredible Israeli women speakers are below. Speaker Bios: Dr. Lisa Dolev Dr. Lisa Dolev is founder and CEO of Qylur Security Systems, Inc., which is developing the first automated multi-threat checkpoint system for mass public markets. Prior to Qylur, Dr. Dolev worked as a consultant and program manager for the Israel Ministry of Defense (IMOD). She managed multi-disciplinary technology programs and acted as liaison officer in ongoing contacts between US and Israel defense and military agencies pursuant to the formal international defense R&D agreements. In the course of these activities, Dr. Dolev established and managed the first human-focused Suicide Bomber Detection program. She was an active participant in joint US-Israel counter-suicide bomber initiatives led by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of the United States Department of Defense (DOD). In parallel to her work in defense consulting and management, Dr. Dolev founded, managed and consulted for early stage technology companies in the biomedical, high tech, and consumer markets in both Israel and the United States. In 2002, Dr. Dolev was a recipient of the "Woman of the Year in Technology and Business" award in Israel . Prior to the above activities, Dr. Dolev served with the Israel Air Force (IAF), where she was commanding officer of the IAF Aeromedical R&D Branch. She holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Tel Aviv University ; has completed numerous executive business programs; has authored a number of professional articles; and is the inventor of several technology- related inventions. Dr. Amal Ayoub Dr. Amal Ayoub is the founder of Metallo-Therapy, which focuses radiation on tumor cells through the use of gold nanoparticles. She grew up in Nazareth and she fell in love with science thanks to an inspiring high school physics teacher. She has a B.S. in Physics from the Technion Institute and a Masters and Doctorate in Biomedical Engineering from Ben Gurion University. Dr. Ayoub started with medical research at Tel Hashomer Hospital but quickly founded Metallo-Therapy which currently holds three patents in the field of radiotherapy. Equally important is Dr. Ayoub's standing as a role model for the Arab community and young women. She has one piece of advice for girls and young women interested in science: "Do not think you are less talented than your male counterparts. Often women come up with more creative solutions because they think differently than men." Dr. Ayoub is a devoted mother of two young sons and despite social pressures for women to focus solely on their family, she believes that being a successful scientist and mother not mutually exclusive. Sharon Malki Sharon Malki, a Tel Aviv resident, works to promote social and environmental equity in the urban sphere in various capacities. Following the completion of an MA from Tel Aviv University in Society and Environment, Sharon was appointed Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality councilwoman from the 'City for All' movement. Sharon also serves as a consultant to the Public Transportation Department in the Israeli Ministry of Transportation, focusing on improving long-neglected public transport in Arab villages. Sharon also volunteers as a board member for the Beit-Eli homeless youth shelter, and as a member of the Commission for Prevention of Sexual Harassment in the Koach Laovdim democratic labor movement. Mariuma Ben Yosef Mariuma Ben Yosef, is founder and CEO of Shanti House. Shanti House, which first opened its doors to youth in 1984, serves as a temporary home as well as a long-term framework for runaway and street youth ages 14-21, regardless of religion, race, sex or gender. At Shanti House we take in youth who are in immediate danger or are on the brink of becoming victims of physical violence, sexual abuse, crime, prostitution and the like. We also have prevention programs for at-risk youth throughout the country. Over its years of activities Shanti House has come a long way, and has developed its own unique methods for treating at-risk youth. The Shanti House Association runs two homes: the Neve Tzedek Shanti House in Tel Aviv (link) and the Desert Shanti House Youth Village (link), located on the road between Beer Sheva and Mitzpe Ramon, some 5 kilometers from Sde Boker.