In an environment defined by physical strength and hyper-masculinity, Miri Eisin deployed a leadership style which pushed gender boundaries and expectations. Often the only woman in the male dominated IDF upper ranks, Miri constantly considered when and how to integrate her femininity into the job. From whether or not to wear make up, to the tone of her voice, every decision she made was intentional.
Miri’s impressive climb to the top, like most ascensions, was not without struggle and Gil discovers how she combated those obstacles to rise to such positions as the Prime Minister- appointed position of foreign media advisor. Miri ultimately learned that being a woman in her field was both an advantage, and an identity which made her inherently vulnerable — wisdom she now imparts to her daughters and women who have come up after her in the military and the workforce.
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storymark is hosted by Gil Galanos. Our Producer is Elie Bleier. Our Associate Producer is Rebekah Sebastian. Our Editor is Zev Levi.