Founder and chairperson of “Women and Their Bodies”, Dana is an IVN Social Entrepreneur Fellow. She has been active in promoting the status of women in Israel in both academia and society at large. She has a Masters degree in Anthropology from the Hebrew University. Her thesis was titled “The Gynecological Exam: Body, culture and interpretation in the experiences of Israeli Women.”
Dana was the director of the School for Political Leadership for Women at Wizo in Jerusalem and the coordinator of the Lafer Center for Women and Gender Studies. She is a lecturer and a facilitator of women’s groups on the status of women, gender, health and social change.
Michal coordinates the management and networking of volunteers in WTB. Professionally, Michal is the Director of the School for Lay Leadership at the JDC Israel, which provides tools and training for board members of NGOs and other volunteer organizations. Her Masters thesis was on the perceptions of female identity among women in their seventies.
During her academic studies, she was the coordinator of Women’s Studies and Gender at the Lafer Center at the Hebrew University. She also taught introductory courses on Feminist Theory.
Iris coordinates WTB’s community outreach workshops and lectures. Iris is a sociologist, specializing in addiction and substance abuse. Currently, Iris is a personal and group coach giving workshops on the subject of women empowerment. Iris, as well as being a certified group facilitator, is active in municipal affairs and volunteers at the Israel Cancer Association. She graduated from the “School of Political Leadership for Women” in WIZO.
Iris devotes her time to promoting women’s health and developing programs to encourage women to take responsibility for their health and become involved and active in their medical treatments.
Nabila coordinates WTB’s Arabic projects. Having received her first degree in special education from David Yalin Institute, Nabila got her second degree in NGO Management from the Hebrew University. Working as a therapeutic teacher in the Itanim School, Nabila also teaches computers in the Kiach School for hearing disabled. In addition, she develops technological projects in the Arab sector for GDC Israel and is active with the women’s movement in Abu- Gosh.
Nava is currently the head midwife at Hadassah Hospital in Ein Kerem and is responsible for the nursing team at the Center for Victims of Sexual Abuse. In addition she also coordinates the help Center for Families of Trauma at Hadassah. Prior to her current responsibilities, Nava was a midwife and senior lecturer at Hebrew University and Hadassah nursing school, as well as coordinator of “Women’s Health” at Hadassah. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her Masters in Public Health from the Nursing School at the Hebrew University and is also a graduate of the School for Political Leadership for Women .
Nava also underwent additional training in natural and underwater birth and administrating active birth, instructed imagination, and group facilitation.