What are the keys to success? How can we promote equality? How does it feel to be ‘the first?’
Or Cohen’s story is one of female bravery, choices, success, and equality. By pushing limits, Or has
become a role model of strength and ability; her story describes the way she was raised to try, fail, and
repeat – to ask questions, and to dream.
Or enlisted in the IDF, and studied at the elite Israeli Naval Academy. As a tactical officer on a missile ship, she fought in Operation Protective Edge and participated in the mission that intercepted the Klos C, a cargo ship that was smuggling advanced weaponry from Iran to Gaza.
After these missions, Or was offered command of her own ship. Following an eight-month training course, she became the first-ever female commander of an Israeli naval combat vessel, the Dvora 817. Or and her crew of 15 sailors were responsible for patrolling the Israel-Lebanon border.
Or will share stories of her own challenges and achievements, to help motivate women everywhere to
be pioneers and push their limits.
Join us for the last Israeli Culture Series event hosted by Or!