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Wed, Feb 15


Yitzhak Sadeh St 6, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Mommies on Stage #4

Maternity Leave Meetup for Women in R&D Powered by

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Mommies on Stage #4
Mommies on Stage #4

Time & Location

Feb 15, 2023, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM GMT+2

Yitzhak Sadeh St 6, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

About the event

Join Mommies on Stage #4! Our fourth 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  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)!


11:00-11:30 Gathering & Networking

11:30-12:10 Einat Mahat - Debugging Babies’ Sleep: When a Determined Software Engineer is Tired

12:10-13:00 Lior Yardeni - Zero to Hero - Learning New Technologies While Being a First-Time Mom

//Debugging Babies’ Sleep: When a Determined Software Engineer is Tired

Most developers I know like to solve problems, plan and write code, much more than having to debug. But what is a developer to do when there’s a baby in the picture and the malfunction is by design?

In this session, I will discuss how I applied software engineering and testing techniques to help my babies sleep better at night. As the good developer-mom that I am, I tried to design and compile my babies into “sleeping-well-from-the-beginning babies,” using plans, guidelines, flow charts and a lot of debugging. I documented the process, shared knowledge and regularly reflected on my experience with several meaningful retrospectives.

After this session, you will have a better understanding of baby sleep and practical tips - good sleeping habits, daily routines and ceremonies that might come in handy. Additionally, you will learn never to jinx your own sleep by saying “my baby sleeps well!”.

Einat Mahat, R&D Group Lead @ SKAI:

Einat has been mastering the engineering field for two decades. She has vast experience in scale and architecture challenges. Over the years, she took leadership roles and became an engineering manager whose passion is to develop people, software, and products. She mentors managers and developers and helps them in their professional growth and volunteers as a program manager at Baot, the largest community in Israel for women in R&D.

//Zero to Hero - Learning New Technologies While Being a First-Time Mom

Four years ago I was a young mother and a law graduate, working in a kindergarten without any idea of what I wanted to do with my life.

Somehow I found myself in front of a Python introductory course on YouTube, coding along with the host as instructed. Then I reached my first Hello World. For the first time, I felt this tingling sensation at the tips of my fingers. And puff! 3.5 years later I'm a Backend Engineer, building the platform for this very amazing speech-to-text product.

I'll tell you what happened in these 3 years, and how I've constructed my studies. About the "why" we all already know.

This proven ability to self-learn has helped me land my role and is enabling me to survive in a highly skilled team environment, while providing me job security and longevity.

All we have to do is find our next goal, mark the path, and follow it.

Lior Yardeni, Backend Developer @ Refinitiv by LSEG:

Lior Yardeni is mother of two, wife of one. A Law graduate who decided to learn Python at home 4 years ago. Lior based her learning path on PPD (personal projects development), a path that led her to land her first role in tech as a backend developer 6 months ago.

While pursuing her own career and slowly working her way to her first role, Lior is also leading a community with over 30k members. Her community's goal is to support and encourage women in their first steps towards their first position in the tech industry.

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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