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Dana Savoray-Hadar


Dana Savoray (Class 17) is Project Director for the Gandyr Foundation. Prior to this position she served as the deputy executive director of Alma, a liberal arts college for the studies of Hebrew Culture in Tel Aviv, Israel. she also held the position of Head of the Municipal Women's Administration in the Municipality of Herzliya. Dana is an attorney who specialized in criminal and family law. She served as a defense attorney in the Israeli Military Advocate Headquarters and later in a private family law office. In 2000 Dana established the first municipal women's administration in Israel, which has become a state-wide model of municipal intervention for the advancement of women's status. In the last five years, she has developed innovative municipal services for women including a legal aid center for women, a single-parent families' center and empowerment and leadership programs for women and teen-age girls. For her achievements in her current position Dana received the Women's Leadership Award from the Authority for the Advancement of Women's Status in the Prime-Minister's Office and the Union of Local Authorities in Israel. She received her L.L.B and L.L.M, both magna cum laude, from the Tel Aviv University Law School. She also holds a Master in Public Administration from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government as a Wexner Israel Fellow.