JERUSALEM | Seeds of Peace partnered with the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), a global network of young chief executives, to introduce the GATHER program to new audiences and provide a platform for the GATHER Fellows to present their ventures.
Fifteen Israeli Seeds and 50 non-profit and business leaders took part in this event at the Ilana Goor Museum in Jaffa on February 1.
The event began with a networking reception specifically focused on exposing the GATHER Fellows to local industry leaders and the YPO network.
The event began with the GATHER Fellows presenting their projects, continued with a conversation facilitated by GATHER Director Jonah Fisher, and concluded with a musical performance by Mira Awad, Noa (Achinoam Nini), and special guest David Broza.
One of the evening highlights included Noa’s coining of the “Yes, but …” phenomenon that she argues is plaguing the Israeli social change community. In this regard, Noa challenged the audience to stop hesitating and developing ways to excuse themselves from social change work and instead encouraged them to more bravely dive into change-making headfirst.