September 2013 E-Newsletter

Member Spotlight: Meet the inspiring and impressive members of IAWF


      Fatemeh Burnes 
Fatemeh Burnes was born in Tehran, first came to the United States in 1973, spent a

five‐year period between three continents, and ultimately settled in Southern California.

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Up Close and Personal
Learn more about dozens of IAWF members by viewing our Up Close and Personal videos series.  Access our videos here.

Soraya Hendesi
Soraya Hendesi is an IAWF member from New Zealand and founder of Snowberry, a skincare product line.  To learn more about Soraya and Snowberry, click here.
Fifth Annual Orange County Women's Leadership Conference Sells Out -- Again!         IAWF is pleased to thank each member of our community who came out to enjoy a day of information and inspiration at the Hilton Costa Mesa on Sunday, September 8.  Once again, the conference was a sell-out, with 600 registrants in attendance.  Read more.

New York Conference Scheduled for Sunday, October 27

In addition to the conference in Orange County, IAWF will also sponsor a conference at the Marriott Marquis in New York, New York on Sunday, October 27.  The early bird registration fee of $175 is available through October 1, increasing to $225 after that date.  Click here for more information and to register.

Bita Daryabari's Pars Equality Center Opens in Los Angeles

Pars Equality Center hosts a booth at the recent World Refugee Day in Los Angeles.

Pars Equality Center founder Bita Daryabari holding a proclamation from the Mayor of San Jose, who proclaimed March 22nd as Pars Equality Center Day.  Left to right: Mayor Chuck Reed, PEC case manager Reza Odabaee, PEC founder and executive director Bita Daryabari, PEC case manager Bahman Daryabary, PEC case manager Sepehr Amirjahed, advisory board member Nahal Iravani and other distinguished guests.

Philanthropist and entrepreneur Bita Daryabari’s Pars Equality Center (—a Bay Area non-profit organization, and the first of its kind, providing social and legal support for all members of the Iranian American community, including refugees, asylees and immigrants—opened its second office in San Jose, California in April 2012, and just expanded into the Los Angeles market with its third office.  The LA office, located in Westwood, opened on April 1, 2013.   Read more.

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