Oh, well, I have been doing everything wrong.
When I started posting,
it was assumed that RJS was done by a man.
I used to receive emails forwarded
from laughing friends, “Oh my, you really know him!”
To stand out, one must tell a unique story,
and that was this year’s theme at the
6th Temech Conference for Women in Business.
The first year I attended Temech,
I did not know anyone.
This year it was different,
it was wonderful to see so many friends participating,
and as always so many accomplished women speakers.
Mayor Nir Barkat spoke first in Hebrew
and then in English to over 600 religious women,
all Israeli business women and entrepreneurs.
I admit that lunch was a real treat.
For women who prepare meals day after day,
a delicious buffet, without cutting and chopping,
is itself a mini-holiday.
this day was about growing business
with many speakers and sessions.
BIRG: Basking in Reflecting Glory,
was the first tip from Rabbi Issamar Ginzberg,
whose Hassidic background and dress enables him
to stand out as an unique business adviser.
Ginzberg sat with MK Arye Deri
and then with MK Moshe Gafni,
both speakers at the conference plenary.
Only Ginzberg actually sat for less then 30 seconds each time.
He must have counted on the abilities of this great photographer
to capture the moment.
A wise business tip brilliantly exemplified.
Another popular session was with Haim Walder,
a Hebrew writer who had lines of women waiting
to buy his books and talk to him.
Walder presented his book to the Mayor,
yet another example of business savvy.
There were piles of business cards on a special table,
including my new postcard.
However, taking inspiration from these examples,
I will share that I studied Chemistry and worked in
Biochemical research at The Rockefeller University
after graduating university with honors.
So this being start-up Israel,
I went to hear about VLX bio-med start up funding.
What brilliant ideas inspired by nature.
Maybe basking in glory.
but I confess that I did not understand most of the peptide lecture.
Brilliant ideas and creativity and innovation,
and the beauty of the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens as the sun set.
Hundreds of talented, hard-working Haredi women,
ingenious Jerusalem bio-med start ups,
so what did you hear about this week?