July 2014 E-Newsletter

August, 2014


Next Women's Leadership Conference Scheduled for Sunday, November 2 in Los Angeles, California - Makes Plans to Register NOW!


The Iranian-American Women Foundation is pleased to announce that its next Women's Leadership Conference has been scheduled for Sunday, November 2 at the Beverly Hilton (greater Los Angeles, California).

Early-bird registration (by October 1) is $150; registration increases to $200 after that date.

Click here for all the details.  Space is limited - register today!







Achievement Spotlight:
Desiree Akhavan    


IAWF congratulates Desiree Akhavan, a speaker at our 2013 New York conference, for landing a role on the popular HBO television series Girls.

To learn more about Desiree's new role, click here

To learn more about Desiree's background as a filmmaker, click here.



Member Spotlight: Roya Khadjavi Heidari

Art curators Roya Khadjavi Heidari (an IAWF member from New York) and Massoud Nader are pleased to present "Portraits: Reflections by Emerging Iranian Artists," a groundbreaking group show which will explore, Iran's contemporary art scene by showcasing work by over 20 young Iranian artists who were raised, educated, and born there. The exhibition will be on view from September 17 to September 29, 2014 at Rogue Space Gallery, located at 508 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001.

Click here to learn more about Roya.

For more about Portraits: Reflections by Emerging Iranian Artists, click here.





Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani becomes first woman to be awarded the Fields Medal  


IAWF congratulates Maryam Mirzakhani for becoming the first woman to be awarded the Fields Medal, which is mathematics' equivalent to the Nobel Prize.

The professor at Stanford University was among four Fields Medal recipients at the International Congress of Mathematicians held in Seoul, and the first female among the 56 winners since the prize was established in 1936.


Click here to learn more.


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