Working for workplace religious diversity, equity & inclusion


Dr. Judith Richter Dares to Overcome


In the Holy Lands, differing religious, cultural, and historical claims are connected to ongoing conflicts. In response, Medinol CEO Dr. Judith Richter founded the NIR School of the Heart to help high school students not only understand cardio-vascular career opportunities but also connect the hearts of people from different cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. Dr. Richter helps students build bridges across cultures through the process of learning.

As one graduate summed up the experience, The NIR School of the Heart “will make the whole Middle East a better place.” The program has become widely popular and currently has 826 graduates who are functioning as ambassadors for peace, out of which 225 are also pursuing careers in medical-related professions. Learn more.

Judith’s award (Gold? Silver? Bronze?) will be revealed August 22-24, 2021 during Dare to Overcome, the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation’s global “intersectionality conference” highlighting how diverse communities support one another in building more inclusive workplaces and peaceful societies. Join us virtually! Virtual global conference website.

If you’re in Japan or able to travel there, we’ll also have events and awards on August 22-23 at the prestigious Sophia University. Tokyo conference website.

American Airlines is the official airline of Dare to Overcome.