August 2013 Newsletter


Member Spotlight: Meet the inspiring and impressive members of IAWF


       Taraneh Salke
Taraneh recently received the "Women of the World" award, sponsored by 50/50 Leadership and the United Nations Association. The award recognizes "women who are impacting lives throughout the world."   To learn more about Taraneh, click here.

Up Close and Personal
Learn more about dozens of IAWF members by viewing our Up Close and Personal videos series.  Access our videos here.

Angella Nazarian
A member of IAWF's Advisory Council, Angella Nazarian is a bestselling author and a noted speaker.  She has also served as a faculty member at Cal State Long Beach, Mount St. Mary's College and Los Angeles Valley College.  Read more.
Early Bird Deadline for September 8 Orange County Conference Just Three Days Away (August 15) - Sign Up Now!  On Sunday, September 8, Iranian American women will gather in Costa Mesa, California for IAWF's 2013 Orange County Women's Leadership Conference.  A variety of sessions are planned, including:

  • "Social Status of Women in Iran Through the Ages," presented by the Farhang Foundation.  IAWF thanks Farhang Foundation for its support and partnership.
  • "Global Impact of Women," presented by the Persian Gender Network.  Established by the World Bank, the Persian Gender Network is dedicated to the advancement of Persian-speaking women in Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan.
  • "The Many Faces of Iranian Women," exploring the challenges faced by women from the Baha'i, Zoroastrian, Muslim and Jewish faiths.
  • Back by popular demand, "Lead Like a Woman" will feature powerful panelists talking about leadership and how we can lead our way to the top.

Other sessions and workshops include:

  • Advancing Up the Career Ladder
  • Rising Stars--The New Generation of American-Iranian Women
  • Take Charge of Your Job Search
  • Women in Philanthropy
  • Create an Abundance of Love, Peace & Prosperity in Your Life
  • Entrepreneurship--Do's and Don'ts

The day will also feature opportunities to visit the Market Place, lunch (including a special performance by three generations of Iranian women), a mentoring session and networking session.

Register by August 15 to qualify for the $100 early-bird rate (the standard rate is $150); click here for additional information about the conference, including sponsorship opportunities and speakers confirmed to date.   If you'd like to reserve a table at the Market Place to promote your business or services, click here for more information. 

Our conferences have a history of selling out--make plans to join us now!

New York Conference Scheduled for Sunday, October 27

In addition to the conference in Orange County, IAWF will also sponsor a conference at the Marriott Marquis in New York, New York on Sunday, October 27.  The early bird registration fee of $175 is available through October 1, increasing to $225 after that date.  Click here for more information and to register.

Don't Become Immune to Good Deeds - Join IAWF's Circle of Visionaries Today! 

IAWF recently launched Circle of Visionaries in an effort to make a difference in the lives of women and children throughout the world.  Members contribute $1,000 or more annually, with funds awarded to local, national and international charities.  Collectively, the Circle of Visionaries can have a bigger impact on the lives of women all over the world than we can have individually.

More than 60 women attended the launch event, which was hosted by Azam Abdollahi, Cheshmak Amirani, Dr.Shirin Ansari, Mojdeh Baudry, Nazy Fateri, Dr. Masi Hashemian, Parisima Hassani, Dr.Sepideh Kazemi, Mariam Khosravani and Mojgan Momenan.   Forty women have joined Circle of Visionaries to date!  Our goal is to reach 100 members by the end of 2013.

One of the guests in attendance at the launch event, award-winning  author  Zohreh Ghahremani, was so inspired that she wrote a personal essay about the day. To read her essay, “Can One Become Immune to Good Deeds?”, please click here.

“We have a very generous and thoughtful community,” notes Mariam Khosravani, President and Founder of IAWF.  “We are lucky that the members of our community respect and trust us to distribute their funds to organizations serving people with desperate needs, whether locally, nationally or globally."

To learn more about the Circle of Visionaries, please click here.

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