Nachum welcomed Jerusalem’s Deputy Mayor Fleur Hassan-Nahoum back to JM in the AM to review her recent trip to Morocco for the launch of FemForward’s MENA program.
Read more about it below:
FemForward, a trailblazing initiative aimed at addressing the gender disparity in managerial positions within the tech industry, launched its MENA cohort this week in Casablanca. This transformative program brings together a diverse group of 23 women from Morocco and Israel and is supported by the American Embassy in Jerusalem and in collaboration with the UAE-Israel Business Council.
The three-month program tackles the challenges to advancement women face when progressing from junior to managerial positions. Following the seminar, the mentorship will continue for two months along with weekly online workshops given by women working senior positions. This virtual phase of the program will enable the participants to develop their skills in management, negotiations, learning to take their career into their hands, while establishing lasting connections with their mentors and fellow participants.
Several prominent local organizations and companies in Morocco are joining in the effort, including Commons Zerktouni, Microsoft, McKinsey and AFEM.
At the heart of FemForward lies its cross-cultural mentorship model, where each participant is matched with a mentor from a different country in their field within tech. This unique approach fosters meaningful connections and encourages a global perspective among the participants, truly embodying the spirit of the Abraham Accords.