January 2014 Newsletter

January, 2014

Member Spotlight: 
Laya Khadjavi


Laya Khadjavi is a Senior Advisor at ICE Canyon, a global investment management firm specializing in Emerging Markets and Global Credit. At ICE Canyon, Laya is responsible for formulating ICE Canyon's long-term corporate and business development strategies. Read more.


Member Achievements: Davar Ardalan, 
Maryam Azary and Sunny Zia 
Davar Ardalan's Persian Square was nominated as a finalist at The Digital Book Awards in New York.  Read more.



The California Community Colleges Student Mental Health Program congratulates Dr. Maryam Azary on creating a crisis intervention handbook. Read more.  



IAWF also congratulates our member Sunny Zia, a candidate for the Long Beach Community College Board of Trustees from District 3.  Read more.



New York, New York - IAWF's Conference in the Big Apple Sells Out!


Sunday, October 27 was a milestone day for IAWF, which held its second East Coast conference in downtown Manhattan. Nearly 600 participants from all walks of life were inspired and empowered by more than 40 speakers, who traveled to the conference from all over the United States.

Read more.




New York Chapter Launched 


Following the success of the IAWF conference in New York, we are excited to launch a regional chapter in New York to help better serve our community of Iranian-American women based in the tri-state area.  Read more.  




Next Circle of Visionaries Funding Cycle Announced 


The next deadline to submit applications for grants from the Circle of Visionaries is Friday, February 21.  Candidates will then be chosen and sent out for a vote, with results announced on March 20.  Please note that only Circle of Visionaries members may nominate charities and participate in the voting process.  For additional information, click here.  




IAWF is Hiring!

IAWF is planning to hire its first employee, a part or full-time Office Manager.  Resumes should be emailed to contact@iawfoundation.org.  


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