Dalit Heldenberg Head of product at Workey & Co-founder of LeadWith

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Dalit is enthusiastic about tech, startups and innovation.

She loves to build, and envision, things that can make our lives better.

She holds a degree in Computer Science and MBA and has more than 15 years experience in the hi-tech industry as a Software Engineer and Product Manager.

These days Dalit is the head of product at Workey, a young startup in the HR-tech sphere using AI and Big Data to help users navigate their careers, while also helping companies find the best possible candidates for their open positions.

Dalit is the co-founder of LeadWith, Women Leading Tech – a nonprofit Organization promoting women in tech, previously the Tel Aviv chapter of Girls in Tech.

What are you working on these days?

As the Head of Product Management at Workey, I work with super talented people to bring AI to the HR domain and help individuals make smart career moves to maximize their potential.

I also run LeadWith activities along with my teammates Shira and Aviv.

We organize 3 types of activities: career development, mentoring and other initiatives promoting women in various fields within tech.

Recently LeadWith established a women entrepreneurship accelerator together with Wix.

In my spare time, I mentor young startups at Google campus.

What was your first position In the Startup-Nation?

Around 15 years ago, I started working at the Prime Minister’s office as a developer, during my first year as a Computer Science student.

After graduating, I worked at Cyberark as a software engineer (back then it was a privately held small company, today it’s NSDQ-listed).

What was your first job ever?

In the sixth grade, my classmate’s mom asked me to give him private lessons in math, technically that was my first job ever!

Later on in High School, I worked at a Pizza place during the summer.

The owner of the pizza joint opened a supermarket and took my friend and I to be the first cashiers.

After some time, my friend and I trained the owner, and the entire staff, on how to use their software.

I had an early knack and passion for software.
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What life event or moment affected your life the most?

Back in 2011, I worked at a great company, with great people, but something inside me was eager for change.

I wanted to transition from Engineering to Product Management, but there were no open positions at my company, and I had no product experience.

I decided to create weird business cards and started wandering around events and conferences looking for opportunities, handing out my cards.

People smiled and assured me that they would get in touch, but nothing came of it.

I went so far as to quit my job, to prove to myself that I was committed to the change.

After less than a month, I managed to find a company (Outbrain) who were willing to give me a chance.

I proved to myself that consistency, and patience, pays off and that I should always follow my heart.

Best advice you received or would like to share?

Dream big and believe in yourself.

Everything is achievable when you set goals, are passionate about what you want, and work hard.

2 years ago, I dreamed of establishing a place for women in tech where we can meet and interact with other women, mentor and help each other.

At the time, it seemed impossible to build a reputable network of professional women (with almost 200 women attending each monthly event), while working a full-time job.

I believe that my passion, goal setting, and planning helped me achieve my vision.

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