Radmila, married with 3 children from Sderot.
Today: a quality controller at an Osem laboratory.
“Thanks to the personal processes I underwent during the program and workshops, I learned not to give up on my dream. I acquired the confidence not to be scared and to dare.”
Radmila has a continuing and truly inspirational success story: Radmila came to the Eshet Chayil program with a high school education, but without a matriculation diploma. She was working at Osem (a large food manufacturer) – initially as a packer and later as a line operator. When she joined the program, Radmila wanted to continue working at Osem, but it was important to her to improve the nature of her work and be entitled to better employment conditions.
Radmila turned out to be a very capable woman (which means eshet chayil in Hebrew), brimming with determination and motivation, who did not miss any of the sessions. She would complete all the exercises and was committed to making a personal and professional change. Following the vocational guidance she received from the program’s coordinator and thanks to an Eshet Chayil scholarship, Radmila signed up for a Quality Assurance Management course at Sapir College.
After successfully completing the course, Radmila was still scared to ask for a promotion. The program’s coordinator gave her the needed encouragement to approach her boss and request a transfer to a different position. Radmila dared, took the first step, submitted her resume, and explained what she was looking for. Two months later, she was offered the coveted promotion – and went from being a production worker to a quality controller at an Osem laboratory.
In her new position, Radmila continues to take courses that improve her professional skills. She even went on to earn a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management from Sapir College, specializing in biotechnology! Radmila has been chosen outstanding employee at Osem twice, both in 2012 and 2015! Each new title and degree means higher pay, greater satisfaction, and an abundance of pride.
According to Radmila: “Thanks to the personal processes I underwent during the program and workshops, I learned not to give up on my dream. I acquired the confidence not to be scared and to dare. I also met amazing women who help and support each other.”