Newsletter 2013


Member Spotlight: Meet three inspiring and impressive members of IAWF


        Bita Daryabari

Bita Daryabari, a member of IAWF’s Advisory Council, is the founder of Pars Equality Center, the Zan Foundation and a recipient of the 2012 Ellis Island Medal of Honor. She was profiled in a recent article, "The Privilege of Giving."   To read the article, click here.

Dr. Setareh Derakhshesh named Deputy Director of PNN
IAWF congratulates Dr. Setareh Derakhshesh on her appointment as PNN Deputy Director, a new position created due to the enormous growth of PNN.  Click here to read more.

PariSima Hassani named an OC Global Woman of the Year
IAWF is honored to congratulate our member, PariSima Hassani, on being named a 2013 OC Global Woman of the Year.  Learn more about PariSima and her exemplary career.
Founder and President's MessageIAWF was formed to help us network, promote our businesses, match mentors and more, all while celebrating our culture. To stay connected between conferences, please consider joining IAWF as a member.  Membership is a wonderful way to stay in touch with IAWF, have access to sections of the Web site available to members-only, and receive discounts to future IAWF conferences.  Click hereto learn more and to join us today.Warmly,

Mariam Khosravani

Founder and President

For more from Mariam, please click here

IAWF's Leadership Conference 2013

Inspire! Empower! Connect!

Sunday, September 8 at the Costa Mesa Hilton

IAWF conferences inform, inspire, educate and invigorate Iranian American women.  Speakers are hand-selected because of their impact on society, success in business, and ability to share their stories and inspire others.  Most participants walk away from an IAWF conference feeling rejuvenated and energized.

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.  Additional details about the Costa Mesa, California conference will be available on by mid-June, but please save the date and make plans to join us today!

Volunteers Wanted! 

As a growing organization with no staff, IAWF relies on the involvement of volunteers to enhance the programs and services we provide to our members.  Currently, we are looking for volunteers with graphic design or administrative skills who are willing to donate their time and talent a few hours each month. If you are interested in learning more, please email us at


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