SUCCESS BREEDS SUCCESS
Haredi women have been involved in the workforce in Israel for several decades, but they are often stuck in low-paid jobs with limited opportunities for advancement. They may be held back by their own lack of confidence, and they often have few role models to offer them encouragement.
KEMACH’s Movilot employment leadership program connects motivated and capable Haredi women with leading business leaders and change-makers, encouraging them to aim higher in their aspirations. Graduates usually double their earnings while completing the program. This sends a strong message to other Haredi women that they can achieve more without compromising their identity and values.
At KEMACH we believe that Haredi women are well positioned to play an active part in Israel’s employment sector, business sector, in the public sphere, and in building civil society. We are showing that empowering these women is creating a ripple effect of change within Haredi communities, in the corporate world, and in Israeli society at large.
KEMACH’S MOVILOT PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM WORKS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SOCIAL, PUBLIC AND BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS IN ISRAEL
FACES BEHIND THE FIGURES
Meet Rotem, 30, married + 4, lives in Bet Shemesh
Rotem graduated with a teaching degree from Beis Yaakov, and started a second degree in geography and town planning at the Hebrew University, with a scholarship from KEMACH. She became manager of the Building Inspection Department of the Gush Etzion Regional Council. Rotem graduated with the fourth Movilot cohort in July 2018. She decided to set up a start-up in her spare time, providing online assistance with construction license applications. “The dedicated Movilot team helped me to recognize my potential and led us all through a transformative life experience. They encouraged our selfawareness, reinforced the legitimacy of our communal identity, and motivated us to make empowered choices. I am proud to volunteer through KEMACH to help other Haredi women find more rewarding and appropriate employment.”
MEASURABLE IMPACTS OF THE MOVILOT PROGRAM
Number of Participants
Participants Increased their Salaries
Every year we recruit a small group of Haredi women, aged 25-45, and prepare them to serve as leaders in their communities and workplaces. Our workshops help them learn public speaking and presentation techniques, and sharpen the skills needed to advance to higher positions.
The Movilot program brings in female senior executives
and change-makers who are happy to help Haredi women
advance their business and social goals. Through one-on-
one coaching and structured networking activities,
these mentors help each participant to explore
opportunities for professional advancement.
The Movilot Graduate Network is an active community
for professional networking and social entrepreneurship.
Our graduates become role models in their communities
and workplaces and learn to ‘pay forward’ what they
have learned by teaching workshops to help other
women succeed. As they build employment communities
and networks to meet their unique needs, more Haredi
women will feel inspired, supported and able to reach
their potential in the Israeli workforce.