June 2015 Newsletter I

Iranian American Women Foundation June, 2015

June 2015 Newsletter I

iBRIDGE BERLIN Conference 

The iBRIDGES initiative is an open, inclusive and collaborative community, free from any political or ideological affiliations, that works towards bringing to life a diversity of impactful initiatives, platforms and spaces that all tangibly serve to contribute to the development of the high-tech entrepreneurial sector in Iran. The iBRIDGES community is committed to nurturing and empowering individuals to become agents of change who build and accelerate the growth of the "Innovation Economy" in Iran.


At the heart of iBRIDGES lies the commitment to actively contribute to developing and growing the high-tech entrepreneurial ecosystem in Iran. This objective is based on the notion that the promotion and development of entrepreneurial capacities for members of society is a key lever to elevate their social condition. Entrepreneurship opens minds and enables individuals to unleash their creative capacities. It enables them to shift their perspective from seeing themselves as mere consumers or passive members of society, to being active producers, contributors and creators of their social reality. In particular the high-tech entrepreneurial space brings with it game changing dynamics and new ways of engagement that promote diversity and equal opportunity, celebrates merit based achievement, advocates participative management as well as fosters shared ownership, all elements needed to establish a "Global Innovation Economy".

This paradigm shift is the indispensable key to establishing a sustainable economy and is the engine of innovation which safeguards the continual advancement of civilization towards shared prosperity.


We are also proud to announce that Iranian American Women Foundation is going to hold three workshops at iBRIDGES conference in Berlin.  

Mentorship and Summer Internship program

Summer Internship Opportunities 
The Iranian American Women Foundation (IAWF) is now accepting internship applications to work with our community development team at our Irvine, CA office. IAWF offers both full-time and part-time positions lasting 10-12 weeks. IAWF will assist in helping students receive credit for their internship. Prospective applicants can receive more information on www.iawfoundation.org.

Mentorship Program
The Iranian American Women Foundation (IAWF) offers mentorship opportunities to empower women in our community. The purpose of our Mentorship Program is to provide professional development, networking opportunities and general guidance for personal growth. If you are interested in becoming a mentor or receiving a mentor, please visit our webpage and fill out our application. www.iawfoundation.org/mentorship

Spotlight Achievement: Soheila Azizi

The Iranian American Women Foundation would like to congratulate Soheila Azizi on her accomplishments and contributions to her community.

Ms. Azizi is the recipient of the Excellence in Service Award for:

City of Rancho Cucamonga, County of San Bernardino and the California State Senate, 
Peace Maker Award, Superior Court of California, County of Riverside  
Jane Adams Award, Superior Court of California, County of Riverside

Ms. Azizi, is the co-founder of California Arbitration and Mediation Services (C.A.M.S), a non-profit entity, intended to provide affordable public access to justice through education, community awareness, and low/no cost dispute resolution services.

Having offered her legal and volunteer services to many organizations and entities throughout Southern California, Ms. Azizi is the recipient of numerous awards for her commitment to community, justice and human rights. 

Read more here.



Member Spotlight: Fariba Ameri

Fariba Ameri is an Iranian-born self taught artist working from her studio in Southern California and a graduate of USC. She is a member of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Contemporary Art of the Middle East and a member of Farhang Foundation's Art Council. Drawing upon Persian and other mythological themes, Ameri highlights the contrast between what is seen and what is hidden, the decorative and the profound. Ameri's art explores the interconnectedness of the human condition which manifests itself in her collage based paintings. Since her first public appearance during March of 2012, Ameri's work has quickly found its way to galleries and private collections throughout United States.


Read more on Fariba  here. 


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