Strengthening the start-up nation through diversity and inclusion

Who we are &
why are we different?

Power in Diversity is a joint venture of over 75 Israeli VC firms and over 200 Israeli start-ups, coming together to promote diversity and inclusion in the Israeli tech ecosystem.

At Power in Diversity, we are the industry. We work from the inside to address the demand for diversity and inclusion in the Israeli tech ecosystem. Unlike other nonprofits that work with candidates, we believe that it is impossible to truly attract and include diverse populations without the proper infrastructure.

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Our vision

Creating a stronger, more robust  tech industry through diversity on a large scale. To challenge global misconceptions and showcase Israel’s ability to stand in solidarity with all of its various identities.

Our Mission

At Power in Diversity, our mission is to empower and cultivate diversity and inclusion in the Israeli tech ecosystem on a large scale. We believe that by bringing together VC firms and tech companies, we can make a significant impact on the industry and create a more inclusive and equitable ecosystem for all

Why Now?

  • #1 Social impact trend for 2023 according to Pearl Organization
  • The current social climate in Israel requires it
  • In times of crises and major layoffs there is an opportunity to reset. Let’s make sure the next wave of hires is as diverse as possible

“At a time when conflict and distrust are increasing, it is even more important to create an arena for tolerance, equality and hope. The Israel Diversity Initiative is intended to enable the high-tech workplace to be a place of positive interaction – where we all can work and build great companies and this country together.
Join our efforts to create a more inclusive, tolerant and diverse tech ecosystem!”

Alan Feld, Founder and Managing Partner, Vintage Investment Partners, and Founder of Power in Diversity

Diversity in start-ups report 2022

This is the second year that Power in Diversity has published the diversity report.
This year, we checked 650 start-ups operating in the Israeli ecosystem (VC backed companies). The report focuses on the state of women in start-ups (in management and R&D positions), as well as Israeli Arabs and Ultra-Orthodox Jews in the local ecosystem. Additionally, the report highlights Israeli companies that are leading the way in promoting diversity and inclusion.

Talking about belonging

In the midst of a discourse about a crisis and a stop to recalculate a route, we set out to talk to the employees who are breaking all the stigmas and proving anything is possible. How advanced is high-tech employment in this regard, what can be learned from companies celebrating diversity, what tips do they have for others?

Who’s In?

Hani Goldstein

Foundr & CEO at Snnapy

“Diversity gives startups access to good ideas, fresh perspectives, and real experience they could be lacking otherwise. It can also attract investors and customers who value businesses run by diverse teams.”

Eynat Guez

Co-Founder and CEO at Papaya Global

For me, diversity is a given. We must make sure our workplaces reflect the world around us, including women, men, people with disabilities, and people who need the opportunity to take off. In order to reach the level of the obvious, we have to work on changing and creating this reality.”

Eido Gal

CEO at Riskified

“Diversity isn’t just about race and gender. It’s also about life experience and cultural insight. For startups, creating geographic and cultural diversity can be a competitive advantage.”

Amit Bendov

CEO & Co-Founder at Gong

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