Rinat Sherzer | Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem

Rinat Sherzer

Rinat Sherzer (Top 40 women Keynote Speakers of 2020 according to Real Leaders Magazine), is an interdisciplinary biotech engineer, service design strategist, social entrepreneur & educator, tackling complex social issues around equality, diversity and inclusion. She’s currently the head of Design Management and Innovation Track in M.Des in Industrial Design in Bezalel.

Rinat has over 15 years of experience working at the intersection of tech, Human Centered Design & social good. She’s the founder of Of Course Global, a social innovation design lab. Among their clients are: Capital One, Pfizer and the Swiss Government.

Rinat combines principles from biomimicry, Human Centered Design to create a cultural shift towards an egalitarian society (more in her TEDx Talk). She was chosen by the UN to speak in the UN Women Summit, March 2020 for Women's International Day.

She teaches at Parsons School of Design, NY and has previously taught and guest lectured in: Harvard, Columbia University, NYU, University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University, Cooper Hewitt, School of Visual Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University, College for Creative studies and Universidad San Francisco de Quito .

Her latest project 'What Would The Egg Do?' is a series of initiatives:

an exhibition, education curriculum and business workshops all exploring how ‘nature-inspired solutions’ can lead to a healthier planet & human equality. The exhibition curated by Rinat is presented in the XReality Center of The New School and opened on Women’s International Day 2021 in partnership with the Israeli Consulate.