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Wed, Sep 14


Tel Aviv-Yafo

Mommies on Stage #2

Maternity Leave Meetup for Women in R&D Powered by

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Mommies on Stage #2
Mommies on Stage #2

Time & Location

Sep 14, 2022, 10:45 AM – 12:30 PM GMT+3

Tel Aviv-Yafo, Yitzhak Sadeh St 6, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

About the event

Join Mommies on Stage #2! Our second physical meetup for women on maternity leave by Women on Stage, powered by!

**Note that the event will be in Hebrew and open to all genders. Participation is free of charge but pending approval.

We know maternity leave can be challenging; it doesn’t matter if it’s your first or third time around. We also understand that you might feel like your brain is not as sharp as it used to be, and that’s ok; you’re tired and going through a significant transition in your life. We know; we’ve been there too.

That’s why we partnered up with to host this meetup for women in R&D on maternity leave, aimed exclusively *for you*! We want to make sure that you’re also taking the time to take care of yourself and YOUR needs. is a perfect match for hosting this event since they are extremely proud of their mom employees and have made it their priority to enrich the community with empowering content.

If you’re eager for some professional and inspiring content and for some networking with top industry leaders who know what you’re going through, this is the event for you (along with your baby)!


  • 10:45-11:15 Gathering & networking
  • 11:15-11:50 Maya Gershovitz Bar - Work Life Balance - You Keep Using That Word...
  • 11:50-12:20 Einav Cohen-Hass - The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Tech Moms

//Work Life Balance - You Keep Using That Word...

A software engineer walks into a job interview and asks if the company has work-life-balance…

This is not a start to a joke, but a far-from-ideal reality.

Many companies talk about work-life-balance, but very few actually manage to provide it. Why is that? Let me share a little secret with you: it's because no one seems to know what WLB really is. And what's worse is, nobody is willing to admit that.

In this talk I will discuss the mysterious subject of work-life-balance. I’ll present some ways to identify which companies have the kind of WLB culture that would fit you and talk about practical tools for creating and contributing to that culture at your current and future places of work. 

Maya Gershovitz Bar, Software Engineer @ Meta , Writer of Maya's Algorithms:

Maya Gershovitz Bar works as a software developer at Meta. She’s been working as an engineer for the past 10 years, and just made the move from Startups to the corporate world. 

She’s the writer of  the popular Blog ‘Maya’s algorithms’, with thousands of monthly views. You can check it out at In the blog she solves interview questions, design algorithms and dissects the developer’s role.

Maya is the mother of two red-headed viking kids - Raam (5.5 yo) and Shalev (9 mo).

//The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Tech Moms

We all know that being a mother and, at the same time trying to achieve our professional goals is not an easy task. Can it be done without driving ourselves crazy? Of course!

After reading the book ‘The 7 habits of highly effective people’ recently during my own maternity leave, I could find similarities between my life and this book. I was particularly inspired by the sentence ‘We're in charge. We choose the scripts by which to live our lives.’

In this talk, I will share with you what are my 7 habits for effectiveness (some of them are from the book and the rest are my own) that enable me to be the mother I can be proud of and also a professional woman that enjoys her job as an engineering group leader.

Einav Cohen-Hass, Engineering Group Manager @ Next Insurance:

Einav Cohen-Hass is an Engineering Group Manager at Next Insurance. She’s a mother of 3 and was promoted DURING her pregnancy.

She graduated from the Technion with a bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering.

With over 5 years of managing engineering teams and overall 12 years of experience in developing code, system design, and leading features with global teams.

She’s a fierce advocate for women in tech and was also one of the speakers at the SheCon 2019 conference.

She’s Happily married to Guy and have 7 years old twins (a boy & a girl) and a 6-month-old baby boy.

About is a work operating system (Work OS) where organizations of any size can create the tools and processes they need to manage every aspect of their work. By combining building blocks, like apps automations and integrations, teams can build or customize the workflows of their dreams. 

These days, as a rapidly scaling company we have especially ambitious goals to expand our R&D team with an emphasis on diversity in general and women specifically. As engineers, our responsibilities extend far beyond code. We’re all product people and are committed to creating an amazing user experience and product. We propose new features and develop them end to end, taking them from ideation to post-deployment analysis. We do our own QA, communicate directly with our customers to hear their feedback, and truly care about making an impact.

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