motivaional speaker and FEMtrepreneur, independent
Michal grew up in Tel Aviv. Drafted into the IDF she served first as a commander and officer overseeing the basic training of new recruits and then as an officer of Human Resource Inspections on behalf of the Advisor to the Chief of Staff, a position she still holds in the IDF Reserves. In this capacity, Michal identifies and handles cases of sexual harassment and discrimination against women in the IDF. After her army service she studied law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, but soon after qualifying for the bar, decided that her heart lies in the social services. In 2011, Michal embarked on her journey to found and direct Alma, a pre-army academy for womens leadership under the auspices of the Jewish Agency for Israel. In addition, she co-founded the Jerusalem Home for Women’s Leadership that supports womens’ communities and female entrepreneurs. She is an international motivational speaker, seeking to inspire women to turn their passion into action by using their inner fire. Michal is an alumna of the Program for Young Leadership of the Center for Zionist Strategies, in the framework of which she published a position paper on prostitution in Israel. She is also a member of the Committee for National Security Doctrine of Israel. Michal has recieved the Moskowitz Prize for Zionism and the Calcalist Prize for Entrepreneurship for her work with Alma, as well as the WIZO award for groundbreaking women and a special honorary degree from the Committee for Women's Issues at the Knesset. She has been named one of 30 inspirational women by Lady Globes magazine.