It has been a very busy and wonderful month – a visit to Israel leading the first delegation of the Committee of 200 Global Women’s CEO’s group who first visited Kuwait hosted by our member there Sara Akbar and then Israel. Also another C200 event for donors to our C200 Foundation which I Chair, in Vail as well as travel to board meetings in New York – and some amazing honors bestowed – how grateful I am!
A picture gallery…..
Below – with the President of Technion University Peretz Lavie and Professor Miriam Eretz – I am on the left of Peretz Lavie – in Haifa
Below at the Knesset of Israel ( Israel’s Parliament) with Aliza Lavie, member of the Knesset and Chair of the Committee on the Status of Women
With our amazing new C200 Scholars – 7 of which are chosen from many outstanding entrants at Technion – along with C200 members and Faculty of Technion
With the Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Israel – Dorit Beinisch and the head of Intel, Israel, Maxine Fassberg. Did you know that more than 85% of Intel’s global R&D comes from Israel?
Here we are at INTEL in Israel – with the President of Intel, Renee James, my dear friend and C200 member along with other C200 members hearing about the incredible research and development being pioneered there – as well as chatting with the most senior Intel women in Israel -under the leadership there of Maxine Fassberg – a former South African as am I – we had much to discuss!
At the office of Shari Arison of the Arison Group and her CEO Efrat Peled along with C200 members in Israel
The president of Ben Gurion University of the Negev at dinner, Dr Rivka Karmi.
With our amazing three new C200 Scholars at Tel Aviv University chosen from a group of equally amazing young women, along with some C200 members .
And then I was so honored to be named TOP WOMAN OF INFLUENCE IN LOS ANGELES as a Board member – voted on by 4000 business women in Los Angeles. I was surprised and am humbled and thank all who voted for me!
And one of the many lights in my life – our eldest grandson Jack. And I feel like I am reliving my life again – as he is the spitting image of his daddy our son James.
Flying back from a C200 event with a friend in her plane – wow what a treat!
Taking a jeep tour with another C200 friend Laura – bundled up and having a blast!
Clive eating oranges goofing around with the grandsons – two of them anyway! And of course Sunny Dog is there too!
And one of my proudest accomplishments – re-creating, designing, writing, getting approval for and launching the C200 Protege Program for The Committee of 200 Global Women CEO’s Group along with Laura Herring and members of our protege committee, amazing C200 women who donated significant funds to this effort to make it possible, dedicated staff and approving board and executive committee members, multiple other C200 members who agreed to organize mentors ( Susan Nethero), be mentors and advisers, chair Protege and Faculty Evaluation committees, and so much more. I feel thrilled that at the end of my term as chair this year 2014, I am leaving a legacy for the up and coming business women of the future -which fulfills our mission and my personal one too. Here is the first class this June - 15 amazing women entrepreneurs from all over the world – Beijing China, to Nazareth Israel and throughout the USA – whom C200 members will educate and mentor to help them grow their businesses through a 2 year program. Heartfelt thanks to all the C200 members who made this possible and will carry this program forward.
Speaking with a group of dedicated young professionals in Century City Los Angeles in June, about how to Reinvent your life and Career – a favorite topic!
And then, speaking to a group of 80 women chosen by Banco Santander to be the future business women and board members of the next generation as well as the future leaders of educational institutions of learning – at a program designed specifically for them at UCLA -and I was fortunate to be able to invite along with me, Gina Barroso, a C200 member and dear friend and a recent addition to the Banco Santander Board – what a great group from Poland, Russia, China, Latin America, Australia, Europe Africa and North America. They told me that we inspired them – but truly they inspired us!
Oh by the way, did I mention that the food in Israel was world quality? Here is a dessert that looked exactly like a FABERGE EGG!! Inside was vanilla mousse….
And not to be forgotten – we spent an evening at the GENESIS AWARDS – given by Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu to Michael Bloomberg with the help of Jay Leno – and funded by some prescient Russian Oligarchs who decided – rightly – that the Nobel Prize has been given to so many unworthy recipients that Israel needed to create its own Nobel Prize – and Mayor Bloomberg was the first recipient. What an evening – luminaries from all over the world including our C200 CEO group due to the influence of our member Margery Kraus who obtained invitations for all of us. What a night!
And the topper for the month – our son is awarded the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award for the Greater Los Angeles Region ( Including Hawaii!). We are so very very proud.
And here James is with his beautiful wife Donne – two very happy people!