Wednesday, March 8, 2017

International Women's Day in Beer Sheva


No, it's not a spaceship that landed in Beer Sheva.

It's just part of SCE Sami Shamoon College.

It is an engineering school; can you tell? 

On Monday the sign welcomed us to a conference called Movilot Shinui, meaning  women who are bringing in and leading change.
It was for International Women's Day. 

The speaker of honor was a member of the Israeli cabinet, Minister of Justice Ayelet Shaked. 
She told her life story and how she made it to such a high position.
She seems so young to have done all that.

Coffee break was inside the glass "spaceship," with a nice view of the campus lawns and the growing southern city of Beer Sheva. 

Over a dozen  highly educated, highly successful professional women gave 7-minute TED talks, telling their inspiring life stories. 
The lady in the photo is an Israeli Arab who bravely overcame all obstacles to advance in her engineering education, research, and career. 
She had the large audience laughing and cheering with her animated and impassioned message. 
She told the Bedouin students present never to let their future husbands' families pay the traditional "bride price" for them, not is camels and not in gold, because then they feel and act like they own you. 

The Bedouin women here in the Negev are actually in the forefront to advance the rights of women in their society and I applaud them.

Happy International Women's Day! 
(Linking to ABC Wednesday and Our World Tuesday and Wednesday Around the World.)


Klara S said...

Amazing "spaceship" and amazing women! BIG APPLAUSE for WOMEN in engineering.

William Kendall said...

Great post for the day! I like the design of this place.

Melody Steenkamp said...

Thank you Dina, wishing you the same and more so that every woman in this world gets every opportinity that a man gets standard.

Have a nice ABC-day / -week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

Roger Owen Green said...

Important day around the world!


Karl Demetz said...

Looks really like a spaceship, great design !

Lady Fi said...

Such a cool building.

Alice said...

A very nice blog Dina I like the building design

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde, a escola de engenharia tem uma bela arquitectura criativa, hoje e sempre, p+parabéns ás mulheres.

Leslie: said...

Wow! Love the architecture of that building and hope you had a momentous International Women's Day.

abcw team

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

I have never heard of this place, but the building is totally cool!

crystal said...

What neat architecture! Many marches and demonstrations here for International Women's Day - interesting to see how you guys were celebrating it.