Illana Shoshan Diamant is an Israeli-American activist and a film producer. Illana was crowned Miss Israel in 1980 then elected Miss Israel of All Times in 2010. From her first interview as Miss Israel until today Illana has been fearless advocating for economic empowerment for women as a key to women liberation from poverty and domestic violence. Illana is active in several women's organizations: IWN – The israeli women's network, EEW – Economic Empowerment for Women, .SUPERSONA, GESHER – a film foundation
Illana transit from model to actress to film producer and produced her
first film in 1991: "Army Of One" written by Steven Pressfield.
Ilana formed with Moshe Diamant "Signature Ent. group" and the two produced movies like: "Time Cup" and "Imaginary Heroes". In 2008 Illana at age 47 broke the mold and was casted to lead a fashion campaign.
, Illana was a featured speaker at TEDx-Holyland in 2010. In Ill March of 2012, in honor of International Women’s Day, Illana was selected one of the 10 most influential Jewish women. In addition, Illana is a very outspoken critic of the so-called “Iron Ceiling” military boys’ club and its impact upon women’s advancement in the private and public sphere in Israeli society. She presented her findings at NCJW/Na’amat’s Jewish Women’s Conference in 2012 at UCLA and at the “Gender in Crisis in Global Politics” International Feminist Journal of Politics Conference at the University of Southern California in May of 2014. As a film producer Illana brought to the screen the powerful feature “Imaginary Heroes”. Illana holds Bachelors in Social Studies and Political Science and an LLB and Masters in Law from Bar Ilan University as well as Certificate in Business and Family Mediation.
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Illana often publish an opinion in Maariv an Israeli newspaper and appears on talk shows on the Israeli TV.