March 2012 Newsletter

Happy Nowruz from the Iranian-American Women Foundation



Iranian-American Women Foundation is Launched

As many of our attendees know, the Iranian-American Women’s Leadership Conferences have been sponsored by Coastline Community College for the past two years.  We extend to them our heartfelt gratitude for beginning such a beautiful tradition! As evidenced by the 600+ attendees at last year’s conference, Coastline started a momentous effort to enlighten, inspire and empower women in our community

As we approach Nowruz and the start of a new year, we are delighted to announce that we have now launched our very own independent foundation and have applied for our 501(c)(3) license to operate as a non-profit corporation.  This means that the Iranian-American Women Foundation – IAW – is now a separate and independent entity.  All donations and proceeds will remain tax deductible charitable contributions!  While we are no longer affiliated with Coastline, we continue to uphold the same tradition of excellence and leadership inspired by their early efforts.

On behalf of the IAW Foundation, thank you for believing in us, supporting us, and being a force of inspiration in our community.  We look forward to sharing a joyous and prosperous year with each and every one of you!

We are Heading East!

The Iranian-American Women (IAW) Foundation Conference is proud to host an IAW Conference in Washington D.C. on Saturday, June 23 at the World Bank. This day-long conference will be the perfect opportunity to honor, recognize and celebrate our sisters on the East Coast. The conference will include two general sessions, several breakout sessions, roundtable discussions, mentoring opportunities and a marketplace.  Speakers include: Anousheh Ansari, Nadereh Chamlou, Nazie Eftekhari, Mina Amir Mokri and Farnaz Fassihi.

With great speakers, unique vendors and ample networking opportunities, after attending the conference, you are sure to move toward a new level of success no matter what you are doing. Please join us for this exciting day filled with inspiration, joy and opportunity. Registration opens April 6, 2012.

Click here to see what others have said about our previous conferences.

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Nowruz in OCFor the first time ever in USA the great Pacific Symphony of Orange County has decided to honor Nowruz for three consecutive nights.  The program will open with Farhad Mechkat, Tehran Symphony Conductor, then Shams Ensemble will play along Pacific Symphony musicians combining eastern & western classical music.  Richard Danielpour, an Iranian-American composer has been invited to write a piece dedicated to Nowruz and will be accompanied by Pacific Chorale with poetry of Rumi in English, Persian, Hebrew, Aramaic and bringing unity to the world.This will be broadcasted nationally on many classical stations, including KUSC locally, on Saturday night titled Nowruz Celebration.  This is the best way to bring everyone together for Nowruz and share the beautiful celebration with all.

Please share this with all friends and encourage them to attend.  There are many friends coming from San Diego, LA and other cities & states. Mention IAW and receive a 20% discount.

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