The first ever women's mission to Israel took participants across the country along-side IDF soldiers.
In the morning, some of the group experienced Jerusalem's history through a walking tour of Jerusalem's historic neighborhood, Talbieh while other walked through the culture-filled Old City. In the evening, the group received an in-depth briefing by Moshe "Bogie" Ya'alon, Israel's former Chief of Staff and former Defense Minister.
In the morning, the group took a special tour of the Knesset highlighting women's representation in Israel's democracy, followed by a meeting with Knesst Member Anat Berko, terrorism specialist and author of the book, Suicide Women. After the engaging conversation with Anat Berko, the group met with Yaov Galant, Israel's Minister of Construction.
The afternoon was spent at Masu'ot Yitzhak, a pre-military academy for religious girls, named after Tamar Ariel z''l, the first religious female navigator in the IAF.
The group had a visit with Caracal, the first co-ed combat battalion that protects Israel's border with Egypt.
After a visit to Bahad 1, the IDF Officer Training School, where participants met with future officers, the group went on to visit Zikim training Base and engaged with soldiers from the Home Front Command who lead brave search and rescue missions in Israel and abroad.
Later that evening, the group had dinner with a lecture by Dvora Forum, a professional network of senior women in foreign policy, security, public policy and law who aim to advance the standing of women in the IDF and in all of Israeli society.
The day started with a visit to Kirya, the IDF Headquarters where the group met with the Women's Affairs Advisor to the Chief of staff as well as female IDF colonels.
Next, the group had an emotion-filled conversation over lunch with Miriam Peretz, the mother of two fallen IDF soldiers.
The evening was spent soaking in the Tel Aviv nightlife.
The day began with a meeting with a premier Intelligence Unit and meeting with Inbal Kreiss, the former program manager of Arrow-3, an exo-atmospheric active defense system. Kreiss was awarded the "woman of the year" title by globes magazine in 2012, and in 2014 she was voted one of the 10 most inspiring women in tech in Asia.
The final evening was spent at a private opening and farewell dinner at the Ilana Goor Museum to celebrate the week's journey and reminisce about the experience.