July 2013 E-Newsletter

Member Spotlight: Meet three inspiring and impressive members of IAWF


       Homaira Akbari
A member of IAWF's Advisory Council, Homaira Akbari was recently appointed to the boards of directors of two major corporations.  Read more.

Dr. Mahtab Jafari
Dr. Mahtab Jafari, a member of IAWF's Orange County planning committee, is conducting breakthrough pharmaceutical research at the University of California, Irvine.  To learn more about her work, click here.

Mariam Khosravani
Mariam Khosravani, Founder and President of IAWF, was recently honored by the Association of Professors and Scholars of Iranian Heritage for her outstanding community work and dedication.  Congratulations, Mariam!
Early Bird Deadline for September 8 Orange County Conference Quickly Approaching--Reserve your Space Today!On Sunday, September 8, Iranian American women from around America will gather in Costa Mesa, California for IAWF's 2013 Orange County Women's Leadership Conference.  Sessions will focus on success and achievement, including sessions geared for the younger generation of Iranian American women.  The event will feature a great exhibit hall, surprise entertainment during the luncheon, and a tribute to the past, present and future generations of women from Iran.   Register by August 10 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.

This year's conference will be held at the Costa Mesa Hilton from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  It is sure to sell-out--make plans to join us today!

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.

The Benefits of IAWF Membership--Join Us Today!

Did you know that you may sign up as a Student or Inspired member of IAWF absolutely free of charge?  That's right--you can begin connecting with other women of Iranian American heritage by simply clicking here and signing up for our complimentary membership today.  All levels of membership allow IAWF members an opportunity to add a profile page and bio to our Web site, along with other networking tools.

In addition to Student and Inspired membership, IAWF also offers two levels of paid membership: Empowered Members at $150 annually and Connected Members at $500 annually.  Women joining at these levels receive discounted or complimentary registration to one IAWF conference each year, in addition to providing important financial resources for IAWF's programs and services.  Click here to learn more today.

Giving Hope to Katie

By Dr. Shirin Ansari

How many times have you heard of a near fatal car accident, or witnessed two or more cars crashed on the freeway as you slowly pass by?  How many times have you wondered how those involved go on after that, how their lives will be affected?  Only sometimes and perhaps even only once will one of these accidents come to your doorstep.  You can’t drive by, you can’t look away, and your journey will never be the same again.  This happened to me approximately six months ago when I heard Katie’s story.   Read more.


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