Developing Our Network
Forum Dvorah creates a network of leading women in Israel in the fields of national security and foreign policy and supports the development of the next generation of leadership among young women in these fields.
The Forum is unique in terms of its goals and the make-up of its participants, who come from a variety of opinions and backgrounds, but who are all involved professionally with the security and political fields.
We operate through the belief in the power of a network of members who promote each other, open doors and opportunities and assist in various professional issues.
Forum Dvorah 2.0 - Mid Level Management Program
Our program supports the development and advancement of the next generation of women leaders in the fields of national security and foreign affairs, by creating a peer network and working with senior women who have already “broken the glass ceiling”.
The program includes one-on-one mentorship, networking, seminars, professional guidance and opportunities.
Among our previous events:
Round table discussions with senior members of Forum Dvorah on: understanding organisational politics; moving from one sector to another (public-private); requesting a raise, overcoming professional challenges and more.
"I am remarkable" workshop with Google Israel
A roundtable with a senior member from the UK Defence Intelligence
Meeting with the German Ambassador to Israel on women in diplomacy and lessons from her career
Several meetings specifically tailored for women serving in the defence establishment
"Negotiation workshops" with Brig. Gen. (res.) Israela Oron
"From Jerusalem to Paris" a frank discussion between a senior members of the National Security Council and a senior member of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs on directing and implementing foreign policy.
Mentoring processes take place informally and sporadically between senior members of the Forum Dvorah and younger forum members since our establishment. In 2020 we decided to formalise these processes in a structured program, which will complement the existing activities for the support and development of women in the core areas of the forum.
During the first round of the program we had 17 senior mentors and 18 mentees participating; in the second round - 20 mentors and 23 mentees and we are currently signing up our third cohort.
Criteria for Joining:
10 years of professional experience and / or relevant education.
Women with professional / academic experience in the public, private and civil society in national security; foreign policy and public diplomacy; national resilience and "future frontiers".
Committed to the values of Forum Dvorah.
* Joining is conditional upon the approval of the Membership Committee
Meetings and activities open to the association's members only
Participation in task teams
Ability to initiate and lead programs and activities for the forum
Access to unique content
Ability to elect the members of the Board of Directors and ability to be elected to the Board of Directors
Membership fee: 25-50 NIS monthly fee (or a single annual fee - 300-600 NIS)
Annual event and Forum Dvorah awards:
Our annual took place in October 2021 and featured awards celebrating prominent women in our fields:
Foreign Policy Award: Ambassador Meirav Eylon-Shahar
National Security Award: Commander Sigal Bar-Tzvi
Lifetime Achievement Award: R, retired senior officer in the security establishment
Special Award for Combatting Covid-19: Tal Levy Diamnshten, IDF Officer in Reserve within the Home-Front Command
The key-note speech was given by First Lady, Adv. Michal Herzog. Additional speakers at the event were Head of the Coalition and the award winners.
Video greetings were sent by the Foreign Minister and Minister for Social Equality.
Foreign Policy Award recipient
Ambassador Meirav Eylon-Shahar
Forum Dvorah in Numbers
Forum Dvorah 2.0