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Our vision

Empowering young talented Arabs by integrating them into the Israeli Hi-Tech industry


Fursa is a non-profit organization that operates under the aegis of The Portland Trust, which aims to promote the economic development of the social periphery in Israel by initiating programs that integrate under-represented youngsters into quality employment in the hi-tech industry.

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Our story

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The Portland Trust established Fursa in 2020 to address the underemployment of outstanding Arab engineers and STEM graduates. The program targets high-achieving Arab BSc computer science graduates who face unique challenges in securing entry-level positions in the industry, such as geographical barriers, a lack of relevant networks and role models, and less practical experience. Despite these obstacles, Fursa candidates are driven to prove themselves. 

Fursa provided a supportive pathway for high-achieving Arab BSc Computer Science graduates to obtain skilled tech employment. Selected participants underwent training in high-demand technologies and soft skills. 

Fursa's dedication to their success paid off, as over 92% of the participants were placed in leading tech companies as junior developers, a position that was previously inaccessible to them. In just two years, Fursa had become a true gateway to opportunity for young Arab talent, transforming lives and breaking down barriers in the process.

Meet the team


Maya Iron CEO
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Maya Iron, CEO

Maya Iron joined Fursa as the CEO with over 20 years of experience in several senior HR roles in global hi-tech companies.  She is a subject-matter expert in talent acquisition, organizational development and talent management.  Prior to joining Fursa, Maya served as Global Learning and Development Director at SolarEdge. 

Sagy Galor
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Sagy Galor, CTO

Sagy Galor joined Fursa as the CTO with over 20 years of experience as a software engineer, solution architect and an innovation expert in the hi-tech sector.

Prior to joining Fursa, Sagy served as a Futriest and Innovation lead at Amdocs. 

Sagy holds a BS.c degree in Computer Science from the Academic College of TelAviv-Yafo, and an M.A in Philosophy, Summa Cum Laude, from Tel-Aviv University

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Rona Abdalnabi, Talent Acquisition Manager

Rona joined the Fursa team as a talent-acquisition specialist with four years of experience in recruiting for intermediate and senior-level positions, in addition to extensive experience in developing employer relationships and career consulting. 

Prior to joining Fursa, Rona served as senior recruitment consultant at ManpowerGroup Israel. 

Rona holds a B.A and M.A degree in Human Resource, from Haifa University

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