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MAF's Women Leading Foodtech Community

2023 Leading Women in Israeli Foodtech awards
The Modern Agriculture Foundation is the only organization in Israel that focuses on empowering women in the foodtech industry. Our community gathers industry experts, founders, CEOs, Government representatives, and venture capitalists. We work to close the gender-gap in the foodtech industry by fostering collaboration, elevating women's visibility, and offering valuable resources to nurture their skills.
The Modern Agriculture Foundation is proud to announce the opening of applications for The Leading Women in Israeli Foodtech 2024 Awards.
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The Goal 

A Foodtech Nation where Women can Success. 
We Support and promote the advancement of women leadership in the flourishing Israeli alternative proteins industry. 

Members Benefits

Professional Network

Quarterly in-person networking events for CEOs, CTOs, PhDs, government representatives, venture capitalists, and industry experts to come together to connect and collaborate.

Comprehensive Resources

A range of resources to empower women, from refining personal branding and negotiation skills to mastering investor pitches and navigating complex market entries.

Funding Prospects

By creating a strong network and supportive environment, we increase the chances of women leaders securing the funding they require to bring their innovative ideas to life.

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Liat Lachish Levy, CEO at ChickP

“As a female CEO, I'm proud to be a part of the growing movement toward diversity in leadership and am excited to see more women break through the glass ceiling and make their mark in the industry."

Gender-Gap Investment

1/3 of foodtech Israeli startups are led by women, double the high-tech industry rate.


But despite leading startups, women receive only 4% of foodtech investments.

Diversity for positive impact

Gender-diverse leadership is more than just breaking barriers; it's about making real and positive changes. 


In fact, women-led startups tend to prioritize social impact and achieve higher revenue with less funding

Michal Katzir Emek, Food & Beverage Marketing Consulting Expert

“In FoodTech as FoodTech, the ecosystem also plays a role; community, sharing, and brainstorming are part of what you want to do. Women Leading Israel's FoodTech community, established and operated by Modern Agriculture Foundation, means just that and more – more sharing, more community, more hugs. It's a new initiative and one that is very promising in its ability to offer a community of feminine leadership, inspiration, and insightful peak moments.”

The Leading Women in "Israeli Foodtech 2023 Awards" initiative focuses on recognizing women who work in various fields such as research, development, entrepreneurship, regulation, management, investments, mentoring, industry

and government.


We believe that these women, who have a vision for the future of Foodtech and are working towards making the world a better place, deserve to be recognized and celebrated.

In 2023, MAF has embarked on a journey to recognize and celebrate the revolutionary women in the Foodtech industry by creating a network of inspiring, trailblazing women, who hold influential positions. 

Interested in joining our Women in Foodtech network?

The Award event brought together 26 top female leaders in the Foodtech industry, including CEO's, researchers, and VC's.

The event, which coincided with International Women's Day, featured a Ted-style talk on 'Building a female-friendly Foodtech ecosystem'.

Dr. Tali Feldman Sivan, Co-founder & Active Chairperson of "Meala FoodTech", delivered a presentation highlighting the high female representation in Israeli Foodtech companies, including two-and-a-half times the number of women CEO's compared to Israeli high-tech in general.


Anat Ziv, Head of Innovation at Tnuva, highlighted the critical contributions of female professionals in the industry, emphasizing the need to draw more women into the field.

“It was an impossible task to choose the 26 female food-tech superstars out of an initial crowded pool of 50 candidates.” 

Anat Ziv, Head of Innovation at Tnuva

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