Showcasing Israel’s innovative and entrepreneurial spirit, Development Company for Israel (International) Ltd/Israel Bonds welcomed Efrat Roman, inventor, founder and CEO of EZbra, to two events designed to facilitate the participation of women in activities of Israel Bonds in the UK.
Also speaking were Israel Bonds Women’s Division Chair Laura Orzy and Bonds Global President & CEO Israel Maimon.
The two events – a luncheon and a dinner on January 22, were in addition to Israel Bonds being a sponsor of the first conference of the Jewish women in Business Network on January 21 and 22 at the London Stock Exchange.
Hundreds of women attended the prestigious market opening along with other Bonds leaders
including Bonds President & CEO Israel Maimon and Women’s Division Chair Laura Orzy
(Photo courtesy of Blake Ezra)
Ms. Roman, who spoke at both the lunch and dinner, is a breast cancer survivor with an extensive family history of the disease. The founder of Cure Diva, the first and most extensive online shopping and community breast cancer platform, launched EZbra Advanced Wound Care Ltd., which offers a state-of-the-art wound-care medical device for women undergoing breast surgeries. She said, “The most common question I'm being asked is how come nobody thought about EZbra before. The answer is that most of the surgeons are men, and they never even thought about the way women felt during recovery.”
Women’s Division Chair Laura Orzy spoke of the prominent part women have played in the achievements of the Bonds program since its launch in 1951. To date, worldwide sales have exceeded $42 billion.
Women’s Division Chair Laura Orzy discusses the prominent role women have played in
the achievements of Israel Bonds since its launch in 1951 (Photo courtesy of Blake Ezra)
Global President & CEO Israel Maimon addressed the inventive spirit of Israel, praising the role women such as Roman have played in facilitating the ground-breaking culture of Start-Up Nation. He cited Facebook Chief Executive Officer Sheryl Sandberg, who declared, ‘The easy days ahead of you will be easy. It is the hard days - the days that challenge you to your very core - that will determine who you are.” Maimon noted that “these words define Israel, a nation that has surmounted challenge and adversity, and today is changing the world through extraordinary advancements in science and technology.”
The Israel Bonds enterprise ranks among Israel’s economic and strategic resources, helping to build every sector of Israel’s economy. Proceeds from the sale of Israel bonds have played a role in Israel’s rapid evolution into a global leader in high-tech, greentech and biotech.