Strengthening the start-up nation through diversity and inclusion

We have a vision

Imagine if the industry could maximize its human capital, benefitting from the potential of everyone in our society, where Arab and Jewish entrepreneurs founded companies together, women took the lead in start-up management, and recruitment teams made active efforts to diversify their companies!
Power in Diversity brings diversity to Israel’s venture capital and high-tech ecosystem, by developing and implementing tools for promoting a variety of opinions, abilities and experience to create new opportunities and horizons for people and start-ups alike.

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Why diversity matters?

Making companies stronger

Combining different cultures and world views in a thoughtful manner in a work environment encourages creative thinking. We learned that diversity can foster better development, Q&A processes and a more agile and flexible leadership. An organization that is better able to adapt and provide solutions in a rapidly changing world – all lead to improving a company’s chance for success.

Making Israel stronger

Providing opportunities for diverse populations to integrate into high-tech companies is key to social mobility. As the high-tech industry is a leader in innovation in the Israeli economy, we believe that increasing diversity in high-tech will bring new employment opportunities to underprivileged populations both inside and outside the high-tech industry and equal employment opportunities that may lead to socio-economic growth in many sectors in Israel.

“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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