Team Double You
Named as one of the 100 Visionary Leaders by Real Leaders magazine, Narkis creates nurturing environments that stimulate growth of individuals and organizations, she calls it: "the art of growing wombs". She leads multiple transformational workshops and consults to organizations across the world. She Co-Founded Double You, a network supporting women to develop their business initiatives and reclaim their confidence; and Ze-Ze, a platform for social enterprises led by youth that creates jobs for communities in need and is currently serving as a board member. Narkis also Co-Founded Elevation Academy, a tech academy.
She has taken the stage at multiple international conferences and platforms including: Davos, TEDx, Lift and more. In 2016, Narkis was named 30under30 by Forbes Israel. She is a member of the steering committee of women empowerment of Tel Aviv municipality, of the ROI community for Jewish innovators and of the Global Shapers network of the WEF. She was selected to leading fellowships that support social leaders, a 2016 Schusterman fellow and a 2014 Ford fellow. She served at Israel’s 8200 elite intelligence unit of IDF and as a mentor at EISP 8200 accelerator for social entrepreneurs. Holds a double major BA in Psychology and Film at Tel-Aviv University.
Sarah Fenna Reifschneider is a Co-founder of Double You. Her mission is to spread emapthy and help women unveil their true powers. For Sarah Double You is a vessel for creating a more unified and balanced reality. Sarah created different workshops world wide and facilitated across the cultural board from Myanmar to Switzerland through Expressive Arts Education and Therapy. She specializes in trauma and developed her own alternative healing method. Sarah Received a Master at the European Graduate School, and a Master in Conflict Resolution and Mediation from Tel Aviv University. Her BA is from Sarah Lawrence College in Developmental Psychology and Theater Arts. Sarah is a puppeteer, a medical clown and a professional Hula-hooper. Sarah is a global citizen at home in Germany, Israel and the US.
Heila is an advocate for social change and has lead widespread organizational strategic processes, improved the quality of living for young Israeli citizens with no family support including 'Olim Hadashim' and former religious Jews and assisted them integrate into society. In addition, she encouraged young citizens in Ethiopia to take social responsibility and promote health education among their communities. Heila currently serves as the Head of Operations for Double You where she is building on her career in social businesses. Among her previous positions, she was the Resource Development Coordinator at ANU, Marcom Coordinator for AudioCodes and the Deputy Director for the ‘Ach Gadol for Lone Soldiers’ organization . She holds a B.A in International Relations, Sociology and Anthropology from the Hebrew University. She grew up in Massachusetts and has lived in Israel and Ethiopia. She dreams to see decreased socioeconomic disparities and equal opportunities for children. When she isn't working, she travels the world, runs, cooks, volunteers and constantly explores new ideas for change.
Stephie Knopel, born in Chile and living currently in Tel Aviv, is a passionate feminist and relentless optimist. In 2014 she founded Personal Heroes – a startup that measures people’s positive impact in their surroundings, democratising heroism by making everyday heroes visible to the world and communities. Her mission in life is putting Kindness as part of the equation of intelligence and reputation, changing the way societies measure people. Before that Stephie was the co-founder at Elaaastic, an innovation lab bringing the 'startup thinking' to big org's. Among the projects she's most proud of is being one of the builders of 'PeaceHub' – an initiative for boosting 2nd track peace talks in Israel Proyecto Propio, -an org. fighting inequality in Chile and the way poverty is being measured. For 12 years she served as a Creative Leader in different ad agencies, in LatAm, Spain and Israel and a guest professor & speaker at IED in Barcelona, in various global conferences fostering innovation and disruption. Her soul is devoted to meritocracy based on positive impact to the world.
Zo was born in Haifa, Israel, and moved to Atlantic City, New Jersey, when she was four years old. Growing up she was the weird Israeli kid, which is why everyone calls her Zo instead of Zohar. Zo began working for the ice cream man when she was nine years old, and has since continued her career of exploring various ways to deliver happiness. After graduating Monmouth University with a degree in business, Zo adventured to the Holy Land as a MASA intern.
In 2010, she chose Tel Aviv as her new home, and remains grateful for the culture, opportunity, warmth, and energy which is present in Israel every day. During Year Three in Tel Aviv, Zo experienced a dark fall of loneliness, fear, and doubt. She knew there needed to be a natural way to feel happier and she discovered the science behind happiness.
Zo founded School of Shine to share the practical and proven ways we can train our brains to create healthier habits for happier lives, and to connect a community of good women with good values and good vibes. Zo has organized events for individual and community gain, such as wellness workshops, meaningful morning meetups, pop-up inspiration stations, eye contact experiences, community festivals and more. Each experience increases self-awareness and self-appreciation and inspires positive action. Zo has inspired and empowered hundreds of women to connect with themselves, connect with community, and continue developing their inner strength and belief systems in order to lead their own purposeful lives.
Facilitators of the last retreat - September 22-24
Liat is a Partner at Marker LLC. Prior to joining Marker, Liat was the Executive Director of the Zell Entrepreneurship Program at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, where she helped grow the program and the startups that came out of it. Today she remains involved as chairwoman of the Zell Entrepreneurship Program. Liat is also a mentor and faculty member at IDC’s new program for entrepreneurial leadership and global impact, IDC Beyond. Before joining IDC in 2005, she practiced law at Naschitz, Brandes & Co., a leading Israeli law firm, where she focused on corporate law and M&A and represented venture capital firms, investors, technology companies and startups. Liat holds a B.A. (Cum Laude) from the University of California at Berkeley, an LL.B. and MBA from Tel Aviv University, and an LL.M. in European law from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands (Cum Laude). Liat became a member of the Israel Bar Association in 1999. She is on the advisory board of SeedIL, Cockpit Innovation Hub, Ramle Innovation Hub, Taglit Excel Ventures Program and Scola, the Unit 2470 Alumni Entrepreneurship Program.
Baat Enosh is the Director of Strategy & Innovation at Intuit Israel, establishing and growing Intuits' R&D center as a part of the Israeli innovation ecosystem. Baat relocated back to Israel after many years in Silicon Valley where she most recently was focusing on futuristic products at Intuit's Innovation group as a Product Manager.
Prior to Intuit, Baat was busy as VP Ops at Founder Labs – a “pre-incubator focusing on mobile products”, as COO of Women 2.0 and as the manager of the Entrepreneurial Alliance at NCWIT. She was lucky learning firsthand Lean Startup thinking from icons such as Eric Ries, Steve Blank, and Scott Cook. Prior to all that, she spent her most technical years in the world of enterprise management software. Outside work, Baat is raising 3 kids, enjoys skiing, competitive skydiving, indoor-rock climbing, and yoga. She holds a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Adi Altschuler is a leader and an acclaimed social entrepreneur. She is the founder of Krembo Wings - Israel's first and only youth movement for youths with and without special needs, and the founder of Zikaon BaSalon, an alternative gathering on the Holocaust Memorial day .
Today Adi is leading Google for Education and the founder of Inclusive Israel.
In 2002, at the age of 16 she joined a leadership development program and inspired by her relationship with Kfir Kobi, a boy with Cerebral Palsy, she established a new youth movement in Israel - "Krembo Wings"- Israel's first and only movement for youths with special needs. Today, this movement operates more than 45 branches with more than 4,500 children and youths nationwide.
She was the CEO and chairman until 2009 and later served as president until her retirement in 2014. The movement has won numerous awards over the years, including the “Presidential award” by Shimon Peres in 2009 and the “Yigal Alon” award in 2010 and was also elected to light an honorary torch in Israel's 60th anniversary at Mount Herzl.
Altschuler founded "Zikaron Basalon" in 2010. This initiative enables private individuals to commemorate the Holocaust memorial day through independent gatherings of their communities in their own living room hosting holocaust survivors and second generation speakers to share their stories. In 2016 more than 500,000 people participated in Zikaron Basalon events in 150 cities in Israel and 50 countries abroad.