Maxine Fassberg

An immigrant from South Africa (1975), Fassberg worked for 33 years for Intel Israel where she eventually rose to the position of CEO. She completed her graduate education at Hebrew University before continuing on to teach both chemistry and physics. A fierce advocate for diversity in the workplace, Fassberg was one of 14 women to light the torches during Israel’s 66th independence day ceremonies and was named as one of the “10 most powerful women in tech” by CNN in 2010.