June 2013 Newsletter


Member Spotlight: Meet three inspiring and impressive members of IAWF


           Homa Sarshar
Congratulations to Homa Sarshar, one of IAWF's strongest supporters, for receiving the Ellis Island Medal of Honor on May 11.Learn more about Homa.

Learn more about the Ellis Island Medal of Honor Awards.

       Iran Davar Ardalan
IAWF member Iran Davar Ardalan has published The Persian Square Version 1.2 on Apple’s iTunes.  Read more about this interactive publication.

         Marjan Kamali
IAWF member Marjan Kamali recently published Together Tea, a novel about an Iranian mother and daughter. To read the Publisher's Weekly review, click here.
Founder and President's MessageWith summer just beginning, I'm sure many of you are busy getting ready for summer vacations and other activities with your families.  As we all know, however, time goes by quickly, and fall will be here before we know it.Fall, 2013 promises to be the highlight of IAWF's year, with not one, but two leadership conferences planned.  Please make plans to join us on either the West Coast (Orange County, California) or East Coast (New York, New York) for one of our popular leadership conferences.  All the details are provided in the article below.IAWF's conferences have a history of selling out.  Act quickly and make plans to join us today!Warmly,

Mariam Khosravani

Founder and President

IAWF Announces Leadership Conferences for September 8 (Orange County, California) and October 27 (New York, New York)

Get ready to be inspired, empowered, and connected with other Iranian American women!  IAWF's next leadership conferences have been scheduled for:

Sunday, September 8 at the Costa Mesa Hilton in Orange County, California.   An early bird registration fee of $100 is available through August 10; general admission after that date is $150.   To register for the Orange County conference or for additional information, simply click here.

Sunday, October 27 at the Marriott Marquis in New York, New York.  An early bird registration fee of $175 is available through October 1; general admission after that date is $225.  To register for the New York conference or for additional information, please click here.

IAWF's conferences are more than just conferences.  They are an experience.  At these conferences, women make new friends for life, expand their career opportunities, commit to personal and professional achievement, and celebrate their culture.

Remember--IAWF's conferences sell out each year.  Make plans to join us and register today!

IAWF's Leadership Conferences also offer a unique opportunity to promote and showcase your products and services to an audience of more than 600 women.  A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available, including session sponsors, luncheon sponsors, VIP reception sponsors and more.  Click here to learn more.  

The Benefits of IAWF Membership--Join Us Today!

Did you know that IAWF's Empowered Members receive a 50% discount to an IAWF conference each year, with Connected Members able to attend one conference each year free of charge?  Discounted or complimentary conference attendance is just one of IAWF's many membership benefits.  To learn more about becoming a member and the many benefits it provides, please click here.

IAWF Affiliates with Toronto's Tirgan Festival

IAWF is pleased to announce that it is now an affiliate organization of the Tirgan Festival, scheduled for July 18 through 21 at Toronto's Harbourfront Centre.  The festival brings together artists from around the globe to showcase the richness and diversity of Iranian art and culture through their mosaic of world-class talents.

From its modest beginnings in 2006, the festival has grown into the world’s largest celebration of Iranian art and culture, with over 120 artists entertaining a diverse audience of 120,000 from all ages and backgrounds.

IAWF Founder and President Mariam Khosravani will be attending the Tirgan Festival's opening ceremony.  "IAWF thanks the Tirgan Festival for putting light on our culture.  We wish the festival's organizers great luck during these last weeks of planning and preparation," notes Mariam.  For additional information, visit www.tirgan.ca or view the Festival's current newsletter by clicking here.

IAWF Volunteers at PBS So CaL's Iranian American Pledge Night 

On Thursday, May 23, dozens of IAWF volunteers took phone calls during PBS So CaL's Iranian American Pledge Night.  In addition to our volunteers, a number of prominent Iranian Americans joined us in the studio, including Oscar nominated Iranian American actress Shohreh Aghdashloo, producer and host on 670 am radio Iran Shahrzad Ardalan, Director for Solar System Exploration at NASA Dr. Firouz Naderi, author and award-winning journalist Homa Sarshar,  Executive Director of Farhang Foundation Bita Milanian, founder of Shopzilla Farhad Mohit, and IAWF foundation and president Mariam Khosravani, who also serves on the PBS SoCaL Community Advisory Board.  Also on hand was director Andrew Goldberg, whose award-winning documentary,  The Iranian Americans, was aired that evening.

Whether you served as a volunteer and/or pledged your support to PBS that evening,  thank you!  And if you missed seeing The Iranian Americans, it is scheduled to air on PBS SoCaL's stations at 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 30.   It is also available for purchase through several on-line retail outlets.

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