September E – Newsletter

September, 2014

Achievement Spotlight:
Azadeh Shahshahani  

Azadeh Shahshahani is the Director of the National Security/Immigrants' Rights Project at the ACLU of Georgia. Read more.

Azadeh was also recently named one of the 100 Influential Muslims in Georgia.  To learn more about this honor, please click here

Member Spotlight: Shiva Farivar

Shiva Farivar was born in Tehran, but spent ten of her childhood years growing up in Germany. In 1978, after graduating from the German High School in Tehran, she moved to California to pursue her higher education. 

Click here to learn more about Shiva. 


Next Women's Leadership Conference Scheduled for Sunday, November 2 in Los Angeles, California - Makes Plans to Register NOW! 

The Iranian-American Women Foundation is pleased to announce that its next Women's Leadership Conference has been scheduled for Sunday, November 2 at the Beverly Hilton (greater Los Angeles, California). 

Early-bird registration (by October 1) is $150; registration increases to $200 after that date. 

Click here for all the details.  Space is limited - register today!       



PAAIA Seeking Executive Director

The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA), a nonprofit organization that serves the interests of Iranian Americans and represents the community before U.S. policymakers and the American public at large, is currently seeking an Executive Director.  To learn more about the position, please click here.

PAAIA works to foster greater understanding between the people of Iran and the United States, expand opportunities for the active participation of Iranian Americans in the democratic process at all levels of government and in the public debate, and provide opportunities for advancement for our next generation.


TEDxOrangeCoast to Sponsor "Tipping Point" on September 19-20

TEDxOrangeCoast invites friends of IAWF to join us on Friday, September 19 and Saturday September 20 for "Tipping Point," a two-day interactive gathering.  TEDxOrangeCoast, the premier TEDx event in SoCal, is a fully immersive two-day long retreat. In addition to a speaker program featuring TED's legendary 18-minute talks, there will be beautiful musical and artistic performances, innovative demonstrations, and the opportunity to interact with speakers and over 2,000 TEDx'ers!  TEDxOrangeCoast is pleased to offer friends of IAWF a 10% discount on daily and two-day passes.  To learn more about the event, please click here; to purchase tickets (use promotional  code IAW-TEDxOC), click here.   


IAWF Members - Send Us Your News!

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  • Received a promotion?
  • Won an award?
Send a brief paragraph with all the details to and we'll recognize your achievement on our Web site's news page.  We look forward to hearing from you! 

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