Michal Gera Margaliot, Adv.- Executive Director
Attorney Michal Gera Margaliot is the executive director of the Israel Women’s Network since November 2016.Over the past decade, Michal has been active in promoting women’s rights and raising awareness to the issue. Prior to becoming the executive director of the IWN, Michal served as a parliamentary advisor and chief of staff of MK Merav Michaeli, for four years. In the years 2010-2012 she completed her pre-internship and internship at the Orna Lin & Co. law firm, which specializes in labor law. In the years 2007-2010 Michal was the coordinator of the Laufer Institute for Women’s Studies at the Hebrew University.
Since 2012, Michal served as a member of the IWN’s board, the organization’s Jurist Forum and Finance Committee.
Michal has a BA in philosophy, economics and political science, an additional bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in law, specializing in gender studies.
Gili Zinger, Adv.- Legal Department Director
Adv. Gili Zinger has been the IWN’s director of the legal department since February 2018.
Prior to joining the IWN, Gali ran the Social Justice Clinic at the Ono Center for four years. She worked to promote the rights of the disadvantaged community in the workforce and instructed students that provided legal advice and representation to applicants of the clinic. Between the years 2009-2012 Gali worked as a senior lawyer at the law firm of Orna Lin & Co., specializing in labor law. After her internship at the Stanford T. Kolb & Co office, Gali worked as a lawyer in various fields of civil and commercial law.
Gali holds an LL.B. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, an LL.M. (cum laude) from Tel Aviv University, and has been a member of the Israel Bar since 2000.
Amit Kobo- Rom, Adv.- Director of the IWN Hotline and Enforcement Unit
Adv. Amit Kobo-Rom is the director of the IWN hotline for Women’s Rights at Work and is responsible for the enforcement since February 2018. Amit has worked as a labor law attorney, specializing in labor law litigation, drafting personal and collective employment agreements. In the years 2015-2018 Amit worked as an advocate in Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co. law firm.
Amit holds a BA (LL.B) in Law from Tel Aviv University (2013) and is a member of the Israel Bar since 2014
Miriam Zalkind, Adv.- Director of Policy Advocacy
Attorney Miriam Zalkind serves as the director of the organization’s policy and legislation department since December 2016.
Miriam has been a feminist activist for more than a decade and was one of the leaders of the struggle against the exclusion of women, even filling petitions to the High Court of Justice on the subject. During 2014-2016 Miriam served as a community lawyer at YEDID, The Association for Community Empowerment, where she assisted the disadvantaged community in realizing their social and economic rights. In 2012 Miriam wrote the report “Equality in the Public Sphere: Practical Proposals to Deal with Women’s Exclusion in Israel.” In the years 2010-2011, she interned in the Criminal Department and the Victims of Crimes Unit of the State Attorney’s Office, her pre-internship was in the Coordination Unit of Prevention of Human Trafficking in the Ministry of Justice. In 2008-2010 she was one of the founders and leaders of the “Ella” student cell – the feminist cell of the Hebrew University and volunteered in Tmura – The Legal Center for the Prevention of Discrimination.
Miriam holds a law degree from the Hebrew University and an LL.M. from Tel Aviv University.
Elinor Davidov- Director of the Women's Exclusion project
Elinor Davidov joined the IWN in January 2017 as the director of Women’s Exclusion project at the Israel Women’s Network. Elinor began her work at the Israel Women’s Network after spending a year campaigning against the cancellation of early childhood custody. In this campaign, despite the complexity of the subject and the emotional turmoil that it triggered, it succeeded in raising the issue in the public discourse, and allowing the voices of women to be heard.
Prior to working in the NGO sector, Elinor worked for the “London and Kirshenbaum” news magazine program for more than five years. She began her career as a researcher and concluded as one of the program’s editors. During her years in the Israeli media she played a key role in the early stages of the founding of the Journalists’ Organization, where she was a member of the secretariat for more than two years, and was one of the founders of the Women’s Journalist Branch. The years of work in the Israeli media constituted another facet for her activism for women’s rights, when she openly promoted the presence of women on the screen.
Elinor holds an MA in Interpretation Studies and Culture Studies at Bar Ilan University, and a BA in East Asian Studies and Film from Tel Aviv University. Together with her partner, musician Mia Danon, wrote the children’s book “Symphony of a City”.
Yaara Mann- Director of the Mind the Gap- Promoting a Feminist Employment Market project
Yaara joined the Israel Women’s Network (IWN) after serving for four years as a parliamentary advisor to Meretz Chairman Zahava Gal-On, where she mainly specialized in the fields of gender, economics and society and the relationship between them. In the last two elections, Yaara coordinated Meretz’s written platform and co-authored the Economic Plan and the chapter regarding the rights of the Palestinian minority in Israel. Prior to her work in the Knesset, Yaara worked for three years in the third sector, in organizations involved in the connection between education and a just society and human rights.
Yaara holds a BA in Philosophy, Economics and Political Science from Hebrew University and is currently a graduate student in Public Policy at Tel Aviv University.
Inbar Shaked-Daliot- Spokesperson and Public Relations
Inbar Shaked Daliot has been the spokesperson of the Women’s Lobby since June 2019 . Prior to that she was spokesperson of the organization HaBrit HaYisraeit which was one of the leading organizations in the fight against the high cost of living and led the Yellow Vest movement in Israel. Before that Inbar was spokesperson of the biggest organization in Israel for protection of the environment Green Course, and simultaneously accompanied and trained activist students. Inbar took her first steps in Communications when she was 15, serving as youth correspondent of the newspaper Rosh Ehad and spokesperson of the National Youth and Students Council. During the years 2012 – 2013 she was a researcher for the television program “Five with Rafi Reshef”. When she completed her first degree in Political Science and Journalism at “Koteret” at the Tel Aviv University, she went for a year as an emissary of the Jewish Agency to the Jewish Community in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, after which she returned to Israel and completed her second degree – with distinction – in Political Communications at the Tel Aviv University.
Yael Miriam Sinai - Lobbyist of IWN
Yael Miriam Sinai has been the IWN lobbyist in the Israeli parliament (Knesset), since May 2019. She is the former assistant to the Opposition leader in the Knesset, and served as Lleader of the Young Labor Party movement. Previously, she had been elected Chairperson of the Hebrew University’s Student Union, and has worked as assistant to the CEO of the Jewish agency. Yael holds a B.A in Political Science and International Relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Yael Shamir - Development Director
Yael Shamir is the development director at IWN as of May 2019. Yael came to IWN after a decade of group facilitation with women and girls, promoting gender equality and empowering change in the fields of employment, body image, health and sexuality. She had previously worked as a copywriter in the Israeli hi-tech industry, and in resource development at The Heschel Center for Sustainability. Earlier in her career she was a journalist in ‘Ha’aretz’ and ‘Hadashot’ newspapers. Yael holds a Masters degree in gender studies, and a BA with honors in Computer Science and Journalism from the University of California, Santa Cruz.