Vered Cohen-Barzilay is an Israeli-born social entrepreneur and tenacious advocate for aviation, space, and science education. Founder Director of “Out of the Box” Social Enterprise to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in education. Out of the Box develop and operate innovative courses in STEAM with a special focus on Aerospace. Cohen Barzilay serves as a mentor at Space 4 Women, a project of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) to promote women’s empowerment in space. She also serves as a mentor at Starburst IAI, 8200 Impact Accelerators. Cohen-Barzilay elected by the US department of state as #FacesofExchange initiative highlight 80 accomplished alumni, their lives, and the impact their exchange program brought to the global community. Cohen-Barzilay works in a partnership between many stakeholders, including, NASA Ames Research Center, U.S. Embassy Jerusalem, the Israeli Space Agency. Its flagship program, the Science Accelerator received special recognition by the Ministry of education and the municipality of Givatayim in Israel as “A pioneering program, original and visionary in the subject of space education”. She is also the founder of Novel Rights Human Rights Literature global movement, Founder and former director of Women’s Media Center Israel, a hub for gender equality and social justice in the media industry. Ms. Cohen Barzilay is a Co-Founder of Chamber of Women Journalists. Elected to 5th out of 100 most inflectional in the Israeli Media for 2014. Ms. Cohen Barzilay was a board member for Art for Amnesty, a global project which encourages artists of all disciplines to become involved in the effort to raise awareness for human rights issues. Art for Amnesty members (U2, YOKO ONO, etc) lends their voices for Amnesty International campaigns. Ms. Cohen-Barzilay often invited to appear at hearings of government committees dealing with gender and the media industry. Ms. Cohen-Barzilay was on the steering committee for the Israel Action Plan for UN Resolution 1325 which be adopted by the Israeli government.
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