Tziona Koenig-Yair, Israel's EEOC at the Greater Miami Jewis...

Tziona Koenig-Yair, Israel's EEOC at the Greater Miami Jewish Federation

Mar 11, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am

This is a closed event and by invitation only. Did you know that Israel has an Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC)? What are the barriers are to equal employment? How do these obstacles affect the Israeli economy? How is the EEOC planning to enhance access to employment, integrate the under-employed into the mainstream economy, and overcome discrimination in hiring practices? Find out the answers to these questions and more! Tziona Koenig-Yair is the national commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission in Israel. Since passing the bar in 1996, she has spent the better part of her legal career addressing equality issues from various aspects. Beginning as a prosecutor in the district attorney's office in Tel Aviv, Tziona later worked in the legal department of the Israel Women's Network, Israel's foremost advocacy group for women, eventually becoming head of the legal department. In 2007, Tziona was appointed executive director of IWN and managed the organization for a year until being appointed the first national commissioner of the EEOC, establishing and creating the new government entity. Tziona was chosen in 2011 as one of the 100 most influential people in Israel by The Marker, due to her work in promoting and implementing equality in the labor market in Israel.