March 2015 Newsletter II

March 2015 Newsletter II

New Topics & Issues Affecting Women to be Addressed at San Francisco Conference  

Questions on how a professional woman should negotiate her worth and needs in the work place, how to lead a fulfilling life and what is the importance of cultural identity will be among several new sessions offered at the upcoming Iranian American Women's Leadership Conference in San Francisco.

The new sessions will also explore the challenges of starting a new business and making it successful while balancing the demands of personal lives and careers.   

The Iranian American Women Foundation is making its debut in San Francisco on May 3rd at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront hotel. And true to its reputation, the conference will bring some of the Iranian American community's most accomplished and sought-after women from across America's most successful industries.

Tickets are only $150 each until April 10 when the early bird special ends. Once it ends, the price will go up to $225.

For more information and to purchase your ticket, visit the foundation's website and RSVP to the event on Facebook.  

Spotlight Achievement: Mahvash Yazdi 

The Iranian American Women Foundation would like to congratulate Mahvash Yazdi on the publishing "60:60 Celebrating Sixty Years with Sixty Acts of Kindness," her memoir in charitable work. Mahvash began her professional career at the dawn of the information technology industry as a young woman in IBM Iran, and rose to become the senior vice president and chief information officer for Edison International. 

Her work and life span three industries and three continents, a rich odyssey culminating in excellence and compassion. Today she is the president of Feasible Management Consulting and a board member for energy and technology companies.
Click here to read more on Mahvash.  


Member Spotlight: Elahe Amani


Born and raised in Iran, Elahe is a proud graduate from the University of Tehran who is passionate about women's issues worldwide. Elahe recently returned from the UN Commission on the Status of Women where she served as a panelist.  
She has been a member of the California State University system in the capacity of administrator and lecturer in the Women Studies Program for the last 27 years. Elahe has been a trailblazer on issues related to gender, peace and human rights at the local and global levels for more than four decades. 


Click here to read more on Elahe. 

IAW Foundation would like to congratulate the Iranian American Jewish Federation on hosting its upcoming 3rd Annual Persian American Women's Conference. Click here to purchase your ticket.

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