12:00 pm
JWI Micro-Enterprises

Join us for the second webinar in our Icons series, in partnership with Jewish Women International, to meet three remarkable businesswomen who run social impact enterprises.This webinar will feature Tal Zur of iota, Kerry Brodie of Emma’s Torch and Anya Cole of Hania New York, and will be moderated by JWI’s CEO, Meredith Jacobs, an alumna of the 2019 AIFL Influential Women Delegation.We will explore the motivations behind of each of these three micro-enterprises and learn how they leverage consumer markets to provide livable wages to other women facing economic hardship. Each of the three will share their own personal and family narratives that influenced their ventures and that still contribute to their brand identity. The panel will share stories of perseverance and success as reflected in these social enterprises: iota's hand work is carried out by women working from their homes. iota teaches them the skill of crochet knitting and supplies work for them. They believe in women's empowerment and giving back to society. iota is a social-business, both ecologically and socially conscious, with a commitment to sustainability and community support. Emma’s Torch empowers refugees, asylees, and survivors of human trafficking through culinary education. Hania New York is a luxury knitwear collection founded by Anya Cole in 2012 and knit by hand by craftswomen in New York City, infusing contemporary style into a centuries-old tradition. Hania’s dedication to sustainability and female empowerment translates into a fair price for the crafting of all pieces to the brand’s makers, which can be earned on a schedule that benefits them and their families.Streamed live from Israel and the United States, the program will feature:Anya Cole Kerry BrodieTal Zur Moderator:Meredith JacobsCEO Jewish Women International Host:Ruby ShamirExecutive DirectorAmerica-Israel Friendship League (Israel)ICONS is a partnership of Jewish Women International (JWI) and the America-Israel Friendship League (AIFL). Conversations will be hosted by Ruby Shamir, Executive Director and Director of International Operations of the Israel Office of AIFL, and moderated by Meredith Jacobs, CEO of JWI , an alumna of the America-Israel Friendship League’s Influential Women Delegation.Please share with your friends and family and register on Zoom or watch live on AIFL's Facebook page.