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Helen Gottstein – Storytelling in Business

Helen Gottstein, communications coach and founder of Israel-based Loud and Clear Training works with a range of companies from start-ups to established tech players, to hone their pitch, their value proposition and their communication strategy. The power of zoom and...

Ezechi Britton – Opportunity Untapped

Ezechi Britton is a Founding Member, Principal and CTO in residence at Impact X Capital, which invests in start-ups across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He previously was the co-founder of Neyber, a financial wellbeing provider where he was also Chief Technology Officer.

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Fiftyfaces Coaching Hub At the Fiftyfaces Coaching Hub we bring together short coaching videos and podcasts from experts in the field. Tune in for insights into confidence, visibility, finding your voice at work, leadership and other skills.  Building Confidence in a...

Shalom Lloyd – From The Kingdom of Essan to Harrods: A Journey of Impact

Shalom Lloyd had a career of over 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry and then went on to found two businesses. She is the founder of Naturally Tribal skincare and the co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of eMQT. She has been a keynote speaker on the topic of innovation and was a fellow of the Start-Up Leadership Program in London until 2020.

A serial entrepreneur, Shalom studied pharmacy in Russia from the age of 15 and there followed a passion for the pharma industry, which sparked her two start-ups – in beauty and the field of medical research. Each venture is focused also on creating impact and employment in the Kingdom of Esan. This podcast also features in our Diverse Founders series.

Elinor Swery – What Lies Outside Your Comfort Zone

Elinor Swery is a Solutions Engineer at Rookout, based in Tel Aviv. Rookout empowers engineers to solve customer issues faster, by making debugging easy and accessible in any environment.

She describes herself as working at the intersection of the physical and digital worlds, and has a PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Auckland. Born in Israel, she moved to New Zealand at the age of 10 and moved back to Israel two years ago.

Fran Jakubowicz – Marketing Visionary; Energizing Mentor

Fran Jakubowicz is CEO at SunHouse Marketing, a firm that generates leads and conducts social media and digital marketing for clients across verticals including Medtech, Pharma, Fintech, Startups, Law, Consumer Goods, Education and SAAS. She previously held a range of director of marketing positions across firms in Israel and Canada, and is a passionate advocate for entrepreneurs across Israel.

In our discussion Fran discusses her own career journey, and how she bounced back from a sudden career setback that sprung from a recession. The silver lining of this setback was that it served as a catalyst to boost her own entrepreneurial plans, and she shares some thoughts on dos and don’ts when starting one’s own business.

Michal Eisikowitz – Results Focused; Community Driven

Michal Eisikowitz is the founder of CopyTribe, a copywriting university that offers multiple courses in different areas of copy + business management to copywriters, designers, and all creative professionals She is also the founder of Michal Eisik Media, which is the micro-agency serving select B2B SaaS + service providers with website copywriting + strategy. She defines copywriting as about saying “I do!” to the perfect marriage of research + storytelling and Michal has a dynamic social media presence where she frequently shares her tips both as a founder and marketing strategist.

Keren Fanan – Why Choosing an Extraordinary Path Should Be an Ordinary Decision

Keren Fanan was in her most recent role the Chief Commercial Officer at Gett, where she led the company’s international SaaS strategy and its B2B unit across over 1000 cities. Prior to that, Keren launched and scaled two “startups within a startup”. She previously held a series of business development and product manager roles. She has been a Board Member of Women in Tech Israel since November 2020.

Our conversation starts and ends with the reminder by Elon Musk that ordinary people can choose to become extraordinary, and it is that ambition and that self-belief that has led Keren not just to advance in her career but also to lift up other women in the tech community.

Rachel Fabian-Edelman – Starting Strong and the Benefits of Positive Reinforcement

Rachel Fabian-Edelman is a community manager at Citi Accelerator & Venture Investments, which is responsible for investment in a range of start-ups. She started her career in MobilEye, a mobility company and one of Israel’s most successful start-ups, that is now a part of Intel. She has a passion for connecting and amplifying the voices of women in the profession, and has started a local women’s network, and is also committed to animal rights.

Our conversation traces Rachel’s career path through a successful start-up, how she grew through stretch assignments and with the help of management who spotted talent and nurtured it.

Faisal Rafi – Lessons in Resilience and Risk-Taking

Faisal Rafi is head of research at Riscura, based in London – Riscura is a South Africa-based financial services firm that focuses on providing purpose driven investment solutions for investors as well as investment managers. He previously worked as an investment manager at a UK corporate hedge fund, and prior to that in various asset management and consulting roles. He trained as an actuary.

A personal lookback to a career in investment consulting, the drivers of Emerging Markets, and how a personal health setback led to a reset and lessons learned.