ISRAEL INNOVATION SHOWCASE - SPRING EDITION
ISRAELI COMPANIES, FOUNDED BY WOMEN, THAT YOU WILL WANT TO KNOW ABOUT
Moderated by Alyssa Jaffee, Pritzker Group Venture Capital
Monday, May 22, 2017 I Doors Open at 5:00pm
Held at: 1871 I 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212, Chicago, IL 60654
Ilit Raz, Presenter
Ilit Raz is the Founder and CEO of Joonko, the first AI personal diversity and inclusion coach for companies.
"I have 14 years of experience working in various product management and team management positions (6 years in startups and seven years in highly-regarded IDF intelligence unit 8200), with vast experience in NLP. Proven record of leadership and management (corporate and non-profit organizations). I have a Computer Science degree and an Executive MBA.
My story began in early 2016, after 13 years as a woman in tech and experiencing unconscious, and conscious, bias - I decided to change the way people work. As a woman who felt alone in the tech world, from the age of 18, I wanted to do something to change the status of women in tech and gender bias in the industry.
That's when I founded Joonko - the first AI-powered diversity and inclusion coach for companies, which can identify and solve unconscious bias in real-time. My drive with Joonko is to prevent other girls, who are now starting their computer science studies, not to have the same experience I had."
Ilit Raz, Joonko
- 1st place winners of PAPIs.io AI startup battle (Boston 2016)
- 3rd place winners at the Tech Inclusion Startup Showcase (San Francisco 2016)
- One of the 500 most promising early-stage tech startups by Pioneers500 (Vienna 2016)
- Finalists at the TNW Startup Scale Competition (New York 2016)
Estimations are that companies spend $8bn annually on diversity training and consulting, without long lasting results. Joonko leverages companies' existing data (from SaaS platforms) to identify unconscious workplace bias as it occurs, and immediately engages the relevant executive, manager or employee with insights and recommendations - enabling them to make real-time corrective actions.
Joonko provides a simple and effective way for executives to ensure their business lives (and works) by diversity and equality values.