The Jewish Women Entrepreneur Podcast
The Jewish Women Entrepreneur


Where we speak about Women, Jewish Identity & Leadership in Business
Episode #14 Building connections and drawing from our strengths
Rebecca Zeffert, Founder & Executive Director at Israel-Asia Center
In this episode, Rebecca Zeffert talks about how she overcame self-doubts and took a leap of faith to found the Israel-Asia Center.  She bridges the gaps between Israel and Asian countries, home to 60% of the world’s population.  Through education and leadership development programs, ties between the countries are strengthened.  Leveraging the Jewish values of Tikun Olum and Sedaka, she looks at the bigger picture to connect Israeli innovation and technology with the largest consumer and economic markets of Asia.
Who is Rebecca Zeffert?
Founder & Executive Director at Israel-Asia Center

Rebecca Zeffert is the Founder and Executive Director of the Israel-Asia Center, an Israeli non-profit organization connecting Israel and Asia leaders of tomorrow.

The center provides leadership programs to develop future leaders and strengthen Israel-Asian relationships.  Public education and thought leadership leads to more informed decision-making and understanding trends for working together and finding solutions to 21st-century challenges.

Alumni of the Israel-Asia Center's leadership programs hail from 14 countries across Asia and hold positions in government, scientific, technological, health care, and many more industries. To date, they have secured hundreds of millions of USD of investments from Asia to Israeli companies.

Before founding the Israel-Asia Center, Rebecca worked for over a decade in the fields of media, public relations, and public affairs in China, Japan, Israel, and the UK.

Rebecca studied in Japan and China and holds a B.A. in Modern Chinese studies.

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