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Iranian American Women’s Leadership Conference New York 2018 Recap

The Iranian American Women’s Leadership Conference in New York on November 11, 2018 was a sold-out and successful event! Over 300 women and men attended, with the central theme of “My Voice Beyond Limits.” The conference showcased many great achievements … Continue reading

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Life Academy: Silicon Valley Summer of 2018

The IAWF Life Academy 2018 in Silicon Valley was a huge success! Eighteen students had the opportunity to visit Google, Facebook, Plug and Play, and Stanford University, while meeting some of the most renowned professionals in the tech industry. The Life Academy … Continue reading

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IAWF Mentorship Committee in New York

IAWF Mentorship Committee in New York has recently hosted two successful events. New cohorts, mentees and mentors and members of the IAWF Mentorship Program Committee participated in a virtual orientation session. The session was a well-planned coordination and collaboration between … Continue reading

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Reflection: Screening of

The Screening of the Girls at the Jordan Center in UCI was a success! The Documentary along with the photo exhibition was followed by an amazing panel of entrepreneurs who discussed the girls and their dreams and how they relate … Continue reading

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Reflection: Screening of

March 3rd Screening of the girls was a success. Viewers showed great interests and we were very impressed with the number of those who showed up. Fery Malek-Madani and her team of young filmmakers and artists animated photography workshops in … Continue reading

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IAWF/Teenage Dreams in the Beverly Hills Courier.

The Screening of “The Girls” feature documentary at the Monica Theater on March 5th 2019 in this week’s issue of the Beverly Hills Courier! Click HERE to view this week’s Issue.

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FIRST EVER DAYLONG WINTER WELLNESS RETREAT 2019

The Santa Monica Daily Press Featured the IAW Foundation’s first ever daylong Winter Wellness retreat in an on February 19th, 2019. Click Here to read the Article!

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First Ever Daylong Winter Wellness Retreat 2019

  The Santa Monica Daily Press Featured the IAW Foundation’s first ever daylong Winter Wellness retreat in an on February 19th, 2019. Click Here to read the Article!

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Screening of “The Girls” Feature Film march 3rd

Farima Malekmadani and her team traveled to provincial cities across Iran to channel the imagination of young girls, and ask them to focus on their dreams and aspirations. The goal of the project was to broaden the horizons for young … Continue reading

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Screening of “The Girls” Feature Film March 9th

Farima Malekmadani and her team traveled to provincial cities across Iran to channel the imagination of young girls, and ask them to focus on their dreams and aspirations. The goal of the project was to broaden the horizons for young … Continue reading

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IAWF & NIPOC 2018 Holiday Reception

On Wednesday, December 5, 2018, the Iranian American Women Foundation (IAWF), and the Network of Iranian American Professionals of Orange County (NIPOC) collaborated in hosting one final joint event for the calendar year. Over 120 professionals gathered at beautiful Hotel … Continue reading

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December 2018 Newsletter I

December 2018 Newsletter I

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Iranian American Women’s Leadership Conference New York

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IAWF Rising Leaders Mixer and Panel Discussion

IAWF Rising Leaders will be hosting a Mixer and Panel Discussion located at The Space by AdvocArtsy in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 4, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Ghazal Tajmiri will be moderating the following topic: Role … Continue reading

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Born in 1361 Play

The “Born in 1361” Play at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica on July 29 was proudly sponsored by the Iranian American Women Foundation. A very special thanks to Asiyeh Ziaei for her outstanding solo performance. This was another masterpiece … Continue reading

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NY Chapter Mentorship Reunion Event

On February 28, 2018, the New York Chapter held a reunion dinner of its first mentor/mentee cohort group. Hosted by Laya Khadjavi, co-chair of New York’s Mentoring Committee, the event was attended by more than half of the mentor/mentee pairs … Continue reading

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IAWF Life Academy Silicon Valley 2018

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IAWF Life Academy Silicon Valley 2018

The IAWF Life Academy 2018 in Silicon Valley was a huge success! Eighteen students had the opportunity to visit Google, Facebook, Plug and Play, and Stanford University, while meeting some of the most renowned professionals in the tech industry. The Life Academy … Continue reading

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Meet & Greet with Speakers & Sponsors!

  On April 15, 2017, Malekeh Amini generously hosted and welcomed the Iranian American Women’s Leadership Conference speakers and sponsors at her residence. The Meet and Greet reception was hosted for the purpose of networking for speakers and sponsors the day … Continue reading

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IAWF NorCal “After Party”

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IAWF NorCal “After Party”

On October 29, the IAWF NorCal Chapter hosted a contemporary art exhibition curated by Fouladi Projects. “After Party” featured paintings, photography and video installations by Afshin Chizari, Anahita Ghazvinizadeh, Babak Kazemi, Elham Rokni and Aram Tahmasebi. Award-winning filmmaker Anahita Ghazvinizadeh … Continue reading

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IAWF NorCal Mother’s Day

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IAWF NorCal Mother’s Day

On May 1, 2016, over 150 Iranian American mothers, daughters and grandmothers gathered in the beautiful redwood tree lined courtyard at Faz Restaurant in Danville, California. They enjoyed a day of Persian delights, music, inspiring speakers and networking with the … Continue reading

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Women in Technology

On January 24, 2017, IAWF hosted over 70 guests for the first NorCal Chapter event of the year. Speakers Leili Baghaei, Neda Amidi, Sahar Tashakorinia, and Roya Soleimani shared their experiences as women working in the technology sector, trends in … Continue reading

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New York Mentorship Program Orientation

On September 14, 2017, New York mentees and mentors gathered at the home of Laya Khadjavi to launch New York’s Mentorship Program. The 22 participants spent the evening learning more about the program, set intentions for their involvement, and shared … Continue reading

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IAWF NorCal “After Party”

On October 29, the IAWF NorCal Chapter hosted a contemporary art exhibition curated by Fouladi Projects. “After Party” featured paintings, photography and video installations by Afshin Chizari, Anahita Ghazvinizadeh, Babak Kazemi, Elham Rokni and Aram Tahmasebi. Award-winning filmmaker Anahita Ghazvinizadeh … Continue reading

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From Preschool to PhDs

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From Preschool to PhDs

On Sunday, August 21, the Northern California Chapter of IAWF successfully hosted, “Preschool to PhDs: The Future of Education,” a multidisciplinary panel event and book signing with some of the Bay Area’s most celebrated educators. More than 120 people were … Continue reading

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IAWF NorCal Mother’s Day

  On May 1, 2016, over 150 Iranian American mothers, daughters and grandmothers gathered in the beautiful redwood tree lined courtyard at Faz Restaurant in Danville, California. They enjoyed a day of Persian delights, music, inspiring speakers and networking with … Continue reading

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Northern California Chapter Opening

On February 22, 2016, over 100 women from across the Bay Area gathered together to officially open the new IAW Foundation NorCal Chapter.  The chapter’s intention is to foster an inclusive, participatory, and dynamic community of women leaders across all … Continue reading

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Women’s Leadership Luncheon

IAWF would like to give a very special thanks to Saba Vahdat for hosting a successful and outstanding fundraising event at her residence in New York.  The Women’s Leadership Luncheon was hosted by Elham and Saba Vahdat at their residence … Continue reading

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IAWF New York Chapter Meet & Greet

IAWF’s NY Meet and Greet was held on November 10, 2016. Thank you to Nassrin Iromloo Zahedi for sponsoring the event. IAWF would also like to thank the committee members for hosting a welcoming and warm reception to bring the … Continue reading

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Dinner with Donna Shalala

Dr. Shalala has a long history and an amazing love affair with Iran, in which she spent three years of her professional career.  She joined IAWF for an intimate dinner with IAWF NY to speak about her own professional growth, … Continue reading

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Healthy Hearts with Leading Cardiologists

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Healthy Hearts with Leading Cardiologists

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Healthy Hearts with Leading Cardiologists

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Healthy Hearts with Leading Cardiologists

Following the successful New York Conference at NYU in the fall, IAWF brought the network together in February 2016 for an evening of connecting, networking, and launching the new year of activities. The committee members of IAWF NY welcomed two … Continue reading

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IAWF Life Academy Silicon Valley 2018

The IAWF Life Academy 2018 in Silicon Valley was a huge success! Eighteen students had the opportunity to visit Google, Facebook, Plug and Play, and Stanford University, while meeting some of the most renowned professionals in the tech industry. The … Continue reading

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Iranian American Women’s Leadership Conference – LA 2018

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Iranian American Women’s Leadership Conference – LA 2018

The Iranian American Women Foundation hosted its 16 th  Women’s Leadership Conference on Sunday, April 29 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. Over 600 women and men participated in the event, attending workshops, panels, and presentations with the central … Continue reading

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Art Exhibition by Ali Shahbazi

On June 23 and 24, Iranian American Women Foundation had the honor of hosting an art exhibition featuring 18 beautiful paintings by the very talented Mr. Ali Shahbazi. IAWF would like to thank everyone who joined and supported the art … Continue reading

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International Women’s Month Celebration

Happy International Women’s Day from IAWF! Since the turn of the 20th century, March 8th globally commemorates the social, economic, and political achievements of women while advocating for gender parity. Coming on the heels of #MeToo and #TimesUp, the theme … Continue reading

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International Women’s Month Celebration

  Happy International Women’s Day from IAWF!   Since the turn of the 20th century, March 8th globally commemorates the social, economic, and political achievements of women while advocating for gender parity. Coming on the heels of #MeToo and #TimesUp, … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day Celebration

  SAVE THE DATE ON YOUR CALENDARS! Please join Iranian American Women Foundation to celebrate International Women’s Day in partnership with Jordan Center for Persian Studies at UCI! Mark your calendars and join us on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at the Humanities Gateway (HG) 1030. … Continue reading

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Women’s Leadership Conference in San Francisco, April 16th 2017

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Women’s Leadership Conference in San Francisco, April 16th 2017

Iranian American Women Foundation hosted the 2nd Women’s Leadership Conference in San Francisco, Bay Area, on Sunday, April 16, 2017. Hosted at the Westin SFO, over 400 men and women were in attendance to celebrate the diverse achievements of Iranian … Continue reading

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Women’s Leadership Event

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Powerful Communication in the Workplace

On July 12th, 2017, IAWF CONNECT SERIES presented the Powerful Communication in the Workplace: Her Style, His Style, Our Style event. The event took place at Hotel Irvine from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Dr. Sherry Nooravi, organizational psychologist and executive … Continue reading

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IAWF Connect Celebrates Mother’s Day

  IAWF appreciates our members and friends who joined us on May 10th at Hotel Irvine. Our Nature & Nurture event, hosted by IAWF Connect, offered sincere appreciation to all the mothers in our community! Special thanks to our speaker … Continue reading

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IAWF CONNECT SERIES

  One of the vital goals of IAWF is to connect and empower women in our community. IAWF Connect is a regular series that aims to inspire women who have made great contributions on behalf of our community. On March … Continue reading

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One of the vital goals of IAWF is to connect and empower women in our community. IAWF Connect is a regular series that aims to inspire women who have made great contributions on behalf of our community. On March 2, … Continue reading

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Empowering the Millennial Generation

  IAW Foundation expresses it gratitude to Fariba Ameri, Board of Trustee member, for hosting a reception at her residence on February 12, 2017. Over 75 guests attended the event and heard speeches from our President Mariam Khosravani, as well as our gracious host, … Continue reading

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Women’s leadership conference in San Francisco, April 16th

It is with immense excitement that the Iranian American Women Foundation announces our Women’s Leadership Conference! The conference will be hosted on April 16th, 2017 at The Westin San Francisco Airport Hotel. It will feature a diverse array of engaging … Continue reading

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Setting Intentions

  Several IAWF members gathered at Hotel Irvine on January 17th for the first event of IAWF Connect series, “Setting Intentions for 2017.” The event started with a social mixer and networking followed by an educational presentation. Dr. Foojan Zeine … Continue reading

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IAWF Connect Present: Setting intentions for 2017

IAWF Connect Present: Setting intentions for 2017 January 17, 2017. 6-8 pm Hotel Irvine

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IAWF NORCAL CHAPTER PRESENTS WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY

  Iranian American Women Foundation – Women in Technology Event Tuesday, January 24th from 6 pm – 8 pm Speakers: Roya Soleimani, Leili Baghaei, Shadi Rezvan, Sahar Tashakornia, Neda Amidi Google San Francisco 345 Spear Street 7th Floor – Supergirl Room San … Continue reading

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IAWF Connect Presents Setting intentions for 2017 Setting intentions fosters clarity to manifest our goals and visions. An intention is a road map that guides us towards our destination. Along that path, however, there are several road blocks that hinder … Continue reading

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Preschool to PhDs Event Brings Together Iranian American Women in the Field of Education

Preschool to PhDs Event Brings Together Iranian American Women in the Field of Education On Sunday August 21, the Northern California Chapter of IAWF successfully hosted, “Preschool to PhDs: The Future of Education,” a multidisciplinary panel event and book signing … Continue reading

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IAWF NorCal

IAWF NorCal “After Party” On October 29th, the IAWF NorCal chapter hosted a contemporary art exhibition curated by Fouladi Projects. “After Party” featured paintings, photography and video installations by Afshin Chizari, Anahita Ghazvinizadeh, Babak Kazemi, Elham Rokni and Aram Tahmasebi. … Continue reading

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IAWF NY Chapter Meet and Greet

IAWF NY Chapter Meet and Greet Many thanks to Nassrin IromlooZahedi for sponsoring our IAWF NY meet and greet on November 10th. We also thank Kimya Zahedi, Sara Jazayeri, Sahar Raoofi and the events committee for hosting a very welcoming … Continue reading

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11th Women’s Leadership Conference, OC

On October 30, 2016, IAWF held its 11th Women’s Leadership Conference in beautiful Irvine, California. The conference’s theme of “Building Bridges” aimed to emphasize diversity and urged all who attended to transcend age, gender, and religious beliefs in order to … Continue reading

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11th Women’s Leadership Conference

On October 30, 2016, IAWF held its 11th Women’s Leadership Conference in beautiful Irvine, California. The conference’s theme of “Building Bridges” aimed to emphasize diversity and urged all who attended to transcend age, gender, and religious beliefs in order to … Continue reading

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news for SCAL

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September 2016 Newsletter I

September 2016 Newsletter I

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Screening of Jimmy Vestvood and Q&A with Maz Jobrani

You are cordially invited to attend a private, members-only screening of Maz Jobrani\’s newest film Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero. At a time when tensions between the East and the West are at a boiling point, Jimmy Vestvood playfully skewers American … Continue reading

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IAWF Member Exclusive: Screening of “Jimmy Vestvood” and Q&A with Maz Jobrani

You are cordially invited to attend a private, members-only screening of Maz Jobrani’s newest film Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero. As a “Connected” member  you will receive two complementary tickets for the film screening and the exclusive Q&A with Maz Jobrani following the film. … Continue reading

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Roya Khadjavi Projects is pleased to announce ” State of Being in Abstract”

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You’re Invited: Celebrate Mother’s Day with IAWF NorCal

Please join us for an afternoon of inspiration, live music and Persian delights celebrating the vitality, ingenuity and grace of Mothers – the sweetest gifts to the universe. Featuring poet, singer, songwriter & storyteller Ziba Shirazi Acclaimed Bay Area speaker … Continue reading

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You’re Invited: Celebrate Mother’s Day with IAWF NorCal

Please join us for an afternoon of inspiration, live music and Persian delights celebrating the vitality, ingenuity and grace of Mothers – the sweetest gifts to the universe. Featuring poet, singer, songwriter & storyteller Ziba Shirazi Acclaimed Bay Area speaker … Continue reading

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You’re Invited: Celebrate Mother’s Day with IAWF NorCal

Please join us for an afternoon of inspiration, live music and Persian delights celebrating the vitality, ingenuity and grace of Mothers – the sweetest gifts to the universe. Featuring poet, singer, songwriter & storyteller Ziba Shirazi Acclaimed Bay Area speaker … Continue reading

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Save the Date for Mother’s Day Celebration

Save the Date for Mother’s Day Celebration MAY 7, 2016 5:30PM – 10:00PM Mothers are the sweetest gifts to the universe. Let’s get together and celebrate every mother in your life, whether it is your mother, the mother of your … Continue reading

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Celebrating and Featuring Tahmineh Milani

Celebrating and Featuring Tahmineh Milani, Award-Winning Film Director, Screenwriter, & Producer Space is limited. RSVP is required for attendance to this free event. Please find the RSVP link here. In collaboration with the Samuel Jordan Center for Persian Studies, the … Continue reading

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Official Opening of the Iranian-American Women Foundation Northern California Chapter

You’re invited to the Official Opening of the Iranian-American Women Foundation Northern California Chapter. Connect with fellow Iranian-American women, meet IAW Foundation members, and share your thoughts on the future of our NorCal Chapter . Sunday, February 21, 2016 (3:00- … Continue reading

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Official Opening of the Iranian-American Women Foundation Northern California Chapter

You’re Invited To Iranian-American Women Foundation’s “Opening The NorCal Chapter”   You’re invited to the Official Opening of the Iranian-American Women Foundation Northern California Chapter You’re invited to the Official Opening of the Iranian-American Women Foundation Northern California Chapter Connect … Continue reading

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March with Iranian American Community in OC

IAW Foundation and its friends and supporters, both men and women, marched on January 21, 2016 with the Iranian American Community. It was a peaceful, family-friendly march in downtown Santa Ana, in solidarity with the primary march taking place in … Continue reading

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Become A Member

IAW Foundation members gain access to exclusive content, watch leadership conference sessions they may have missed, join discussion forums about favorite topics, network with other members in the community, participate in our celebrated Mentorship Program, and much more. Become A … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Iranian American Women Foundation (IAWF) Southern California Chapter

The IAWF Southern California chapter is thrilled to announce the upcoming Iranian American Women Foundation 10th Women’s Leadership Conference in San Diego! The conference will be hosted on February 28th, 2016 at the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter. Moreover,the conference … Continue reading

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Become A SoCal Member

Become a SoCal chapter member today and join the IAW Foundation Community of women leaders! IAWF seeks to transform and democratize our socio-cultural fabric by remaining open and inclusive to all who might benefit from our leadership conferences and programs. … Continue reading

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Become A SoCal Member

Become a SoCal chapter member today and join the IAW Foundation Community of women leaders! IAWF seeks to transform and democratize our socio-cultural fabric by remaining open and inclusive to all who might benefit from our leadership conferences and programs. … Continue reading

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Become A NorCal Member

Become a NorCal chapter member today and join the IAW Foundation Community of women leaders! IAWF seeks to transform and democratize our socio-cultural fabric by remaining open and inclusive to all who might benefit from our leadership conferences and programs. … Continue reading

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Become A NorCal Member

Become a member today and join the IAW Foundation Community of women leaders! IAWF seeks to transform and democratize our socio-cultural fabric by remaining open and inclusive to all who might benefit from our leadership conferences and programs. Thus, we … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Iranian American Women Foundation (IAWF) Northern California Chapter

The IAWF Northern California chapter represents a confluence of dynamic Iranian-American women from across all professions and communities in the Bay Area. Committed to the ideals and aspirations of IAWF, the Northern California chapter seeks to deepen the work of … Continue reading

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Northern California Welcomes You

The IAWF NorCal Chapter is pleased….

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In Celebration

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2015 NY IAWF Leadership Conference Tickets Now Available

The 2015 Iranian American Women Foundation Leadership Conference NY, NEW YORK is scheduled for October 18th. Don’t miss the all new format, see all the panelists in one place at the New York University, Tishman Auditorium in Manhattan, NY. These … Continue reading

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Tickets available for NYC Leadership Conference – 2015

Tickets are now available for the 2nd Iranian American Women Foundation Leadership Conference in NYC on October 18th. Early bird price before Oct. 4 is $175.00 after Oct. 4 $225.00. The all day event (9:30-5:00pm) will take place at the … Continue reading

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2015 NY IAWF Leadership Conference Scheduled

The 2015 Iranian American Women Foundation Leadership Conference NY, NEW YORK is scheduled for October 18th. Don’t miss the all new format, see the full agenda in one place at New York University – NYU Law School Auditorium.

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NYC Leadership Conference – 2015

The 2015 Iranian American Women Foundation Leadership Conference NY, NEW YORK is scheduled for October 18th. Don’t miss the all new format, see the full agenda in one place at New York University – NYU Law School Auditorium.

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The Untold Story of Iran with Nina Ansary

Join Nina Ansary in conversation with Cyrus Copeland Moderated by Yasamin Beitollahi July 23rd, 2015 7PM

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IAWF Event with Nazila Fathi

The New York Chapter of Iranian American Women’s Foundation hosted a reception on Monday May 18th featuring special guest, Nazila Fathi. Nazila Fathi is the former New York Times correspondent in Tehran and author of The Lonely War: One Woman’s … Continue reading

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Why Organizations Like the Iranian-American Women Foundation Are Critical for Women’s Success

Why Organizations Like the Iranian-American Women Foundation Are Critical for Women’s Success   Last Sunday, I was fortunate enough to get to witness something that I have never experienced before: over 600 driven, determined, and successful Iranian-American women came together … Continue reading

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The First Lady Celebrates Nowruz at the White House

We are so excited to announce that on March 11, 2015, First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed all to a celebration of the Persian New Year, Nowruz, at the White House. Watch the Video Here

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March 2015 Newsletter I

IRANIAN AMERICAN  WOMEN FOUNDATION March 2015 Newsletter I Discounted tickets on sale now for San Francisco Iranian American Women’s Leadership Conference  Tickets for the Iranian American Women’s Leadership Conference in San Francisco are now available for purchase at a discounted price.  … Continue reading

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Buy Your Tickets Now for SF Women Leadership Conference

IAW Foundation to host next leadership conference in San Francisco Mark your calendar! Once again, the Iranian American Women Foundation (IAWF) is bringing women together to inspire, connect and empower them to make a difference, pursue their dreams and reach … Continue reading

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Susie Banikarim Promoted to VP of Content Strategy and Audience Engagement at Vocativ

Congratulations to Susie Banikarim promoted to VP of content strategy and audience engagement at startup Vocativ. The following is an article on Banikarim’s promotion via Poynter at http://ow.ly/J6svd “VOCATIV NAMES NEW EDITORIAL DIRECTOR, OUTLINES COVERAGE PRIORITIES By Benjamin Mullin | Published … Continue reading

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Iranian American Society of New York to honor Mariam Khosravani

—– Woodbury, NY | February 15, 2015 —— The Iranian American Society of New York, Inc. has announced it will honor IAWF Founder and President Mariam Khosravani at its Nowrooz Gala on March 14 at the Crest Hollow Country Club … Continue reading

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NY IAWF Members : NYC Cocktail Reception with Mariam Khosravani on March 11

— New York, NY, February 8, 2015 — Mariam Khosravani, IAWFoundation Leadership Conference Founder will visit NYC in a few weeks. NY IAWF members please mark your calendars to attend a cocktail reception with Mariam on March 11, 2015.  A … Continue reading

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Nargus Harounzadeh Joins IAWF NYC

— New York, NY, February 18, 2015 — Meet Nargus Harounzadeh. She is an artist and has curated and produced 3 events in high-end NYC venues yielding 250+ guests at each event and generating 22k in total sales from 9 … Continue reading

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NYC Persian Parade Coming Soon

–New York, NY, February 18, 2015– NY IAWF Member and NY Persian Parade Communications Director Betty Emamian has announced the Persian Parade will take place on April 19, 2015.  The annual parade celebrates Persian history and Iran’s culture from different … Continue reading

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Pardis for Children Adult Workshop Registration Now Open

Workshops/Classes for Adults and Young Adults: Registration for Adult Classes and Workshops is now open! Poetry of Molana: $200 Elementary Persian I: $350 If you have any questions regarding adult classes, please email us at:  info@pardisforchildren.org.

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IAW Foundation to host next leadership conference in San Francisco

IAW Foundation to host next leadership conference in San Francisco May 3rd, SF Airport Marriott Waterfront hotel Mark your calendar! Once again, the Iranian American Women Foundation (IAWF) is bringing women together to inspire, connect and empower them to make … Continue reading

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IAW Foundation to host next leadership conference in San Francisco

May 3rd, SF Airport Marriott Waterfront hotel Mark your calendar! Once again, the Iranian American Women Foundation (IAWF) is bringing women together to inspire, connect and empower them to make a difference, pursue their dreams and reach their full potential. … Continue reading

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Anousheh Ansari on going from business to the stars

Nousheh Ansari FORTUNE The first Iranian in space discusses women in STEM and the power of business. As a child growing up in Iran in the 1970s, Anousheh Ansari lay in her backyard staring at the stars, wondering where they … Continue reading

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Why Purpose Drives Growth And Profitability

Shabnam Rezaei FORBESWOMAN When you’re driven to change the world━in this case, turning around the negative perception of Iranians━you’ve got to be open to new ideas. Shabnam Rezaei implemented software solutions for the financial services industry by day; by night, … Continue reading

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Become A Member

IAW Foundation members gain access to exclusive content, watch leadership conference sessions they may have missed, join discussion forums about favorite topics, network with other members in the community, participate in our celebrated Mentorship Program, and much more. Become A … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Iranian American Women Foundation (IAWF) Norcal Chapter

The IAWF Northern California chapter represents a confluence of dynamic Iranian-American women from across all professions and communities in the Bay Area. Committed to the ideals and aspirations of IAWF, the Northern California chapter seeks to deepen the work of … Continue reading

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Become A Member

Member-area is where live event continuous on!! Have access to exclusive content, watch the sessions’s you missed. join discussion forums about your favorite topic, network, mentor-ship program, live streaming,and much more. Become A Member

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Event Updates

Through its Leadership Conference, the Iranian American Women’s Foundation (IAWF) is once again bringing women together from across the country and the world. Check our upcoming events soon! Find Out More

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Become A Member

IAW Foundation members gain access to exclusive content, watch leadership conference sessions they may have missed, join discussion forums about favorite topics, network with other members in the community, participate in our celebrated Mentorship Program, and much more. Become A … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Iranian American Women Foundation (IAWF) Southern California Chapters

  The IAWF Orange County and Los Angeles chapters represent a confluence of dynamic Iranian American women from across all professions and communities. Committed to the ideals and aspirations of IAWF, both chapters seek to deepen the work of inspiring, … Continue reading

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Membership

Join us for FREE as a \”student\” or \”inspired\” member. If you want to experience the full benefits of IAWF join as an \”empowered\” or \”connected\” member. NEW!!!  IAWF NYC Chapter has created a Young Professional Board (YPB). It\’\’s no different … Continue reading

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New York City Chapter

We are the NYC chapter of IAWF and we would love to get to know you. Our members live throughout the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Our backgrounds, professions, and interests are varied, but we all … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Iranian American Women Foundation (IAWF) New York City Chapter

Welcome to the Iranian American Women Foundation (IAWF) New York City Chapter We are the NYC chapter of IAWF and we would love to get to know you. Our members live throughout the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey … Continue reading

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Shabnam Rezaei in Forbes

NYC IAWFoundation Member and Co-Founder of Big Bad Boo and Oznoz focusing on creating and distributing multilingual educational children’s programming is featured in Forbes Woman. The text of the article follows, to see the original article with photos please visit … Continue reading

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Pardis for Children Announces Farsi Language Classes for Adults

— New York, NY, November 3, 2014 — Do you wish you knew how to speak, read or write Farsi, but haven’t been able to find classes for adults in the NYC/NJ area? Pardis for Children Founder/Director Sanam Akhlagh has … Continue reading

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US President Barack Obama\’s Letter to IAWFoundation

— Los Angeles, CA, November 2, 2014 — The leader of the US, Barack Obama writes an inspiring letter to the attendees at the Iranian American Women\’s Foundation Leadership Conference in LA on November 2. Here is the text of … Continue reading

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Attend IAWF Leadership Conference in LA via Twitter #IAWFLA

November 2, 2014 – JOIN, FOLLOW & TWEET IAWFoundation Leadership Conference in LA today. Use #IAWFLA & @iawfoundation

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Shabnam Rezaei at IAWF Leadership Conference in LA #IAWFLA

— NY, NY & Los Angeles, CA, November 2, 2014 — IAWF NYC Chapter Member Shabnam Rezaei will be at the Iranian American Women’s Foundation Leadership Conference in Los Angeles today. Follow the conference on twitter at #IAWFLA.

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Persian Parade Fashion Show Fundraiser on November 15

IAWF NY Member Betty Emamian has invited members to the 14th Annual Persian Parade Fashion Show Fundraiser on November 15th in Great Neck NY. For more information visit http://www.nypp.org/dynamic.asp?fmt=s&id=fashion

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Persian Parade Fundraiser on November 15

— New York, NY, October 27, 2014 — The popular NYC Persian Parade has scheduled its 12th Annual Fashion Show Fundraiser for November 15, 7-12pm at the Leonard Catering Hall in Great Neck, NY. IAWF NY Member and Persian Parade … Continue reading

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IAAB – Camp Ayandeh Hopes to Raise $100,000 by December 31st

— New York, NY, October 26, 2014 — IAWF NYC 2013 Conference Committee Member, Narges Bajoghli is the co-founder of the popular non-profit Iranian Alliances Across Borders (IAAB). I learned today that IAAB is actively in fundraising mode and wanted … Continue reading

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Watch IAWF NYC Member & Gannett SVP/CMO Maryam Banikarim on the TODAY SHOW!

— New York, NY, October 24, 2014 — IAWF NYC Member and Gannett SVP/CMO, Maryam Banikarim was on the TODAY SHOW today to promote October 25th as \”Make a Difference Day.\” A joint venture between Gannett\’s TODAY USA WEEKEND and … Continue reading

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As OC IAWF Conference Nears Founder Mariam Khosravani Shares Her Inspiring Story with DailyPilot.com

—- REPOST FROM DAILYPILOT.COM | October 23, 2014 —- FROM IRAN TO IRVINE: WOMEN’S FOUNDATION GROWS, INSPIRES Iranian-American Women Foundation, which arose from 2011 conference, plans its annual gathering in Beverly Hills. By Kathleen Luppi | October 23, 2014 | … Continue reading

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Meet Best Selling Author Gina B. Nahai at NYPL

— New York, NY, October 24, 2014 — On November 5th best selling author Gina B. Nahai will participate in a conversation and joint launch of two anthologies TEHRAN NOIR and TEL AVIV NOIR at the New York Public Library … Continue reading

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OZNOZ INKS BLOCKBUSTER DIGITAL DEAL WITH NELVANA

New York, September 9, 2014 – Oznoz, the new online channel for bilingual kids, announces a partnership with Nelvana Enterprises, one of the world’s largest distributors of children’s content. With this deal, over 400 half-hour episodes of Nelvana’s properties will … Continue reading

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Member Spotlight: Roya Khadjavi Heidari

Art curators “Roya Khadjavi Heidari” (an IAWF member from New York) and “Massoud Nader” are pleased to present “Portraits: Reflections by Emerging Iranian Artists,” a groundbreaking group show which will explore, Iran’s contemporary art scene by showcasing work by over … Continue reading

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Diffuse cerebral vasoconstriction (Call-Fleming syndrome) and stroke associated with antidepressants

Neurology. 2006 Jul 11;67(1):159-60. Jafarimojarrad E, Noskin O, Libman RB, Nelson JL. Authors information: Department of Neurology, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY 11040, USA. Call-Fleming syndrome is a reversible segmental vasoconstriction of cerebral arteries manifested by … Continue reading

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Women Leadership Conference, Los Angeles 2014

Sunday November 2, 2014 – Sunday November 2, 2014 9876 Wilshire Boulevard Map and Directions | Register Description: Date:November 02, 2014 Location: The Beverly Hilton, Los Angeles, CA Time: 9:00am-5:00pm Register

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NYC Conference Committee Agree to Organize Local Chapter

New York, New York — In December 2013, members of the Iranian American Women Foundation Conference NYC planning committee and IAWF Founder Mariam Khosravani gathered at the home of Azita Aghravi in Manhattan to review and discuss the recent conference … Continue reading

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Bita Milanian Looks Ahead to Growing Communications Technologies, Encourages Women in Telecom

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Bernstein Global Wealth Management Hosts IAWF NYC Young Professional Board’s First Event

–New York, New York –The New York Chapter of IAWF, together with their Young Professional Board (YPB), held its first event in New York on Tuesday May 6 by partnering with Bernstein Global Wealth Management to provide a financial planning … Continue reading

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Member Spotlight: Meet three inspiring and impressive members of IAWF

Homaira Akbari A member of IAWF’s Advisory Council, Homaira Akbari was recently appointed to the boards of directors of two major corporations. Dr. Mahtab Jafari Dr. Mahtab Jafari, a member of IAWF’s Orange County planning committee, is conducting breakthrough pharmaceutical … Continue reading

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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. Soraya Hendesi Soraya Hendesi is an IAWF member from New Zealand … Continue reading

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PBS Partnership

Iranian American Live Pledge Night Results. Many thanks to those who pledged their support during The Iranian Americans pledge night on Thursday, May 23rd 2013! It was a pleasure to have the film director Andrew Goldberg in the studio talking … Continue reading

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HOMAIRA AKBARI

IAWF is pleased to announce that advisory board member Homaira Akbari has been appointed to the boards of directors of two world-class corporations. In December 2012, Homaira was appointed to the board of directors of Landstar System, Inc. (NASDAQ: LSTR), … Continue reading

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Meet Sunny Zia: Candidate for Long Beach Community College Board of Trustees, District 3

January 17, 2014, Washington, D.C. – Sunny Zia, a professional engineer in Long Beach, California, is running to represent District 3 on the Long Beach Community College (LBCC) Board of Trustees. A first generation immigrant, Zia holds a master of … Continue reading

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Growing leaders, inspiring women

To many of us, education means power. But in some parts of the world it’s not easily attainable for men or women. Sadly, in many of those places, the thought of educating women, empowering them or encouraging them to fulfill … Continue reading

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Member Spotlight: Meet the inspiring and impressive members of IAWF – See more at: http://dev.iawfoundation.org/2014/01/28/september-2013

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. Soraya Hendesi is an IAWF member from New Zealand and founder of Snowberry, … Continue reading

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Member Spotlight: Meet the inspiring and impressive members of IAWF

Homaira Akbari A member of IAWF’s Advisory Council, Homaira Akbari was recently appointed to the boards of directors of two major corporations. Dr. Mahtab Jafari Dr. Mahtab Jafari, a member of IAWF’s Orange County planning committee, is conducting breakthrough pharmaceutical … Continue reading

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PBS Partnership

Iranian American Live Pledge Night Results. Many thanks to those who pledged their support during The Iranian Americans pledge night on Thursday, May 23rd 2013! It was a pleasure to have the film director Andrew Goldberg in the studio talking … Continue reading

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HOMAIRA AKBARI

IAWF is pleased to announce that advisory board member Homaira Akbari has been appointed to the boards of directors of two world-class corporations. In December 2012, Homaira was appointed to the board of directors of Landstar System, Inc. (NASDAQ: LSTR), … Continue reading

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Meet Sunny Zia: Candidate for Long Beach Community College Board of Trustees, District 3

January 17, 2014, Washington, D.C. – Sunny Zia, a professional engineer in Long Beach, California, is running to represent District 3 on the Long Beach Community College (LBCC) Board of Trustees. A first generation immigrant, Zia holds a master of … Continue reading

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Growing leaders, inspiring women

To many of us, education means power. But in some parts of the world it’s not easily attainable for men or women. Sadly, in many of those places, the thought of educating women, empowering them or encouraging them to fulfill … Continue reading

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Persian Square nominated as a finalist at The Digital Book Awards in New York

IRANIAN-AMERICAN WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE, NYC 2013 Through its Leadership Conference, the Iranian American Women’s Foundation (IAWF) is once again bringing women together from across the country and the world to exchange education and inspiration about a wide range of issues … Continue reading

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Mother's Day Celebration

Saturday May 10, 2014 – Saturday May 10, 2014 | Register Description: Join IAWF on a lively Mother’s Day Celebration filled with music, fun, art, gift giveaways, hors d’oeuvres, and much more. Register

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Link to My Survey

Hi, My name is Mehrnaz Rahimi, a PhD student in Media and Communications at the College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech University. If you are Iranian or an Iranian-American who is living in Southern California, my adviser, Dr. … Continue reading

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December, 2013 Newsletter

Azita Aghravi, an Eastern Consolidated principal since 1998, has been a highly successful commercial sales broker for over 20 years Farah Majidzadeh Farah’s company, Resource International Inc., recently received the received the 2013 IRF Global Road Achievement Award

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November, 2013 E-Newsletter

Parisa Khosravi is Senior Vice President of Global Relations for CNN Worldwide. IAWF congratulates Parisa on recently being named the first ever CNN Ambassador. To learn more about Parisa and her impressive career Gisue Hariri Gisue HaririGisue Hariri IAWF is … Continue reading

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Member Spotlight: Meet three inspiring and impressive members of IAWF

Homaira Akbari A member of IAWF’s Advisory Council, Homaira Akbari was recently appointed to the boards of directors of two major corporations. Dr. Mahtab Jafari Dr. Mahtab Jafari, a member of IAWF’s Orange County planning committee, is conducting breakthrough pharmaceutical … Continue reading

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August 2013 Newsletter

Taraneh Salke Taraneh recently received the “Women of the World” award, sponsored by 50/50 Leadership and the United Nations Association. The award recognizes “women who are impacting lives throughout the world.” Angella Nazarian A member of IAWF’s Advisory Council, Angella … Continue reading

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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. Soraya Hendesi Soraya Hendesi is an IAWF member from New Zealand … Continue reading

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PBS Partnership

Iranian American Live Pledge Night Results. Many thanks to those who pledged their support during The Iranian Americans pledge night on Thursday, May 23rd 2013! It was a pleasure to have the film director Andrew Goldberg in the studio talking … Continue reading

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HOMAIRA AKBARI

IAWF is pleased to announce that advisory board member Homaira Akbari has been appointed to the boards of directors of two world-class corporations. In December 2012, Homaira was appointed to the board of directors of Landstar System, Inc. (NASDAQ: LSTR), … Continue reading

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Meet Sunny Zia: Candidate for Long Beach Community College Board of Trustees, District 3

January 17, 2014, Washington, D.C. – Sunny Zia, a professional engineer in Long Beach, California, is running to represent District 3 on the Long Beach Community College (LBCC) Board of Trustees. A first generation immigrant, Zia holds a master of … Continue reading

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Growing leaders, inspiring women

To many of us, education means power. But in some parts of the world it’s not easily attainable for men or women. Sadly, in many of those places, the thought of educating women, empowering them or encouraging them to fulfill … Continue reading

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Growing leaders, inspiring women

To many of us, education means power. But in some parts of the world it�s not easily attainable for men or women. Sadly, in many of those places, the thought of educating women, empowering them or encouraging them to fulfill … Continue reading

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Bita Milanian: 2014 L.I.P.S.T.I.C.K Award Winner

IAWF is pleased to announce that our member and supporter, Bita Milanian, became the inaugural recipient of the 2014 L.I.P.S.T.I.C.K. Award, presented by Women in the Channel, in February 2014. Currently serving as executive director of Farhang Foundation and founder … Continue reading

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Persian Square nominated as a finalist at The Digital Book Awards in New York

Digital book lovers from all over the world gathered in New York from January 13-15 as part of the 2014 Digital Book Awards. LeVar Burton, actor and co-founder of Reading Rainbow, hosted the event to recognize “innovation, creativity and excellence … Continue reading

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Meet Sunny Zia: Candidate for Long Beach Community College Board of Trustees, District 3

January 17, 2014, Washington, D.C. – Sunny Zia, a professional engineer in Long Beach, California, is running to represent District 3 on the Long Beach Community College (LBCC) Board of Trustees. A first generation immigrant, Zia holds a master of … Continue reading

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The New York Conference

IAWF’s 2013 New York City Women’s Conference By: Houri Khalilian Attorney at Law, Washington DC We had an Iranian-American Women Foundation (IAWF) Conference in October, 2013 in New York City. For those of you who could not attend or who … Continue reading

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The New York Chapter

IAW Foundation Launches New York Chapter By: Laya Khadjavi Following the success of the IAWF conference in New York, we are excited to launch a regional chapter in New York to help better serve our community of Iranian-American women based … Continue reading

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December, 2013 Newsletter

Azita Aghravi, an Eastern Consolidated principal since 1998, has been a highly successful commercial sales broker for over 20 years Farah Majidzadeh Farah’s company, Resource International Inc., recently received the received the 2013 IRF Global Road Achievement Award

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December, 2013 Newsletter

Azita Aghravi Azita Aghravi, an Eastern Consolidated principal since 1998, has been a highly successful commercial sales broker for over 20 years Farah Majidzadeh Farah’s company, Resource International Inc., recently received the received the 2013 IRF Global Road Achievement Award

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November, 2013 E-Newsletter

Parisa Khosravi is Senior Vice President of Global Relations for CNN Worldwide. IAWF congratulates Parisa on recently being named the first ever CNN Ambassador. To learn more about Parisa and her impressive career Gisue Hariri Gisue HaririGisue Hariri IAWF is … Continue reading

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November, 2013 E-Newsletter

Parisa Khosravi Parisa Khosravi is Senior Vice President of Global Relations for CNN Worldwide. IAWF congratulates Parisa on recently being named the first ever CNN Ambassador. To learn more about Parisa and her impressive career Gisue Hariri Gisue HaririGisue Hariri … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 in 1977 where she received her BFA and MFA in art and art … Continue reading

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Soraya Hendesi

Soraya Hendesi is an IAWF member from New Zealand and founder of Snowberry, a skincare product line. IAW F thanks Soraya and Snowberry for sponsoring our recent Women’s Leadership Conference in Orange County, California and wishes Soraya and the company … Continue reading

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Forbes: Teaching Traditions

Big Bad Boo started a few years ago when I realized there was a gap in the market for culturally rich content for children. So my husband and I partnered with a gentleman by the name of Dustin Ellis to … Continue reading

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The Province: Vancouvers Big Bad Boo Studios earning worldwide reputation for multicultural cartoons

Vancouver’s Big Bad Boo Studios earning worldwide reputation for multicultural cartoons (01/13/2013) Vancouver’s Big Bad Boo Studios earning worldwide reputation for multicultural cartoons Shabnam Rezaei and her husband, Burnaby-raised entrepreneur Aly Jetha formed Big Bad Boo Studios, making Vancouver their … Continue reading

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Huffington Post: Social Media & Inspirational Leaders

From Huffington Post Art on Social Media & Inspirational Leaders: Shabnam Rezaei (02/20/2013) What is inspirational leadership exactly? Creating value, building coalitions, solving problems and elevating humanity? Yes, all of that and more. No matter which decade we find ourselves … Continue reading

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The evidences for the prominence of the Goddess Anahita during the reign of Artaxerxes II(358-405 B.C)

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Iran is the birthplace of Kariz

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http://eastcountymagazine.org/node/3881

FROM THE MIDDLE EAST TO EAST COUNTY: ARCHITECT CRAFTS HOMES THAT ARE ENERGY-SAVING AND BEAUTIFUL By Rachel Ford July 28, 2010 (San Diego) — Green architecture is hot right now. For San Diego architect Simi Razavian, who developed techniques in … Continue reading

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http://www.sandiegomagazine.com/San-Diego-Magazine/At-Home/April-2008/Culture-Clash/

Culture Clash An Iranian-American architect mixes old-country practices with modern designs. Local architect Simi Razavian has guarded optimism for the recent obsession with green building trends. “Sustainable- design principles have been used in my homeland for hundreds of years,” says … Continue reading

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August 2013 Newsletter

Taraneh Salke Taraneh recently received the “Women of the World” award, sponsored by 50/50 Leadership and the United Nations Association. The award recognizes “women who are impacting lives throughout the world.” Angella Nazarian A member of IAWF’s Advisory Council, Angella … Continue reading

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August 2013 Newsletter

Taraneh Salke Taraneh recently received the “Women of the World” award, sponsored by 50/50 Leadership and the United Nations Association. The award recognizes “women who are impacting lives throughout the world.” Angella Nazarian A member of IAWF’s Advisory Council, Angella … Continue reading

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Can One Become Immune to Good Deeds?

When I was invited to join in a gathering of a few IAWF members, and especially since the invitation came from Mariam Khosravani, I knew I’d be in for a treat. Previous experience promised I would meet powerful women, hear … Continue reading

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Persian Momma

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Most Common Childhood Cancer

In the interest of helping kids with cancer, the International Society for Children with Cancer helps to provide care and treatments to underprivileged children. The most common types of cancer in children are different than the types most frequently found … Continue reading

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GIVING HOPE TO KATIE

How many times have you heard of a near fatal car accident, or witnessed two or more cars crashed on the freeway as you slowly pass by? How many times have you wondered how those involved go on after that, … Continue reading

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Siberian herb could extend lives, Dr. Jafari

Dr. Jafari is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Undergraduate Program at the University of California at Irvine (UCI).

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HOMAIRA AKBARI

IAWF is pleased to announce that advisory board member Homaira Akbari has been appointed to the boards of directors of two world-class corporations. In December 2012, Homaira was appointed to the board of directors of Landstar System, Inc. (NASDAQ: LSTR), a … Continue reading

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PBS Partnership

Iranian American Live Pledge Night Results. Many thanks to those who pledged their support during The Iranian Americans pledge night on Thursday, May 23rd 2013! It was a pleasure to have the film director Andrew Goldberg in the studio talking … Continue reading

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Tirgan 2013

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Publishers Weekly Review

http://publishersweekly.com/978-0-06-223680-7 Here is the Publisher’s Weekly review for the novel TOGETHER TEA: Kamali’s debut, set in the mid-’90s, is the story of Darya and Mina Rezayi, mother and daughter in a family that emigrated to the U.S. from Iran after … Continue reading

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Appointment of Dr. Setareh Derakhshesh as PNN Deputy Director

IAWF would like to congratulate Dr. Setareh Derakhshesh on her appointment as PNN Deputy Director, a new position created because of the enormous growth of PNN. As Deputy Director, Dr. Derakhshesh will act somewhat as a Service Chief does in … Continue reading

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OC Global Woman of the Year

PariSima Hassani named an OC Global Woman of the Year  The Iranian American Women’s Foundation is honored to congratulate our member, PariSima Hassani, on being named a 2013 OC Global Woman of the Year. Presented at Coastline Community College Foundation’s … Continue reading

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The Privilege of Giving

Atherton philanthropist supports range of causes not only with funding, but with time, effort and intensity of purpose.

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Leadership Conference

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Nowruz

  NOROOZ – NOROUZ  – NowrūzNowrūz(meaning the “New Day,”) widely referred to as the “Persian New Year,” marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the year on the Iranian calendar.  The celebration is typically observed on March … Continue reading

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Bita Daryabari to Receive the Ellis Island Medal of Honor

Pars Equality Center is proud to announce that Bita Daryabari, Founder & Executive Director, has been selected by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations as a recipient of the 2012 Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Ms. Daryabari was selected for … Continue reading

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Growing leaders, inspiring women

To many of us, education means power. But in some parts of the world it’s not easily attainable for men or women. Sadly, in many of those places, the thought of educating women, empowering them or encouraging them to fulfill … Continue reading

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Women Leadership Conference, NYC 2013

Sunday October 27, 2013 – Sunday October 27, 2013 | Register Description: Date: October 27th, 2013 Location: Marriott Marquis, NYC, NY Time: 9:00am-5:00 pm Register

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WOMEN’S LEGACY AS LEADERS

I hate to be late at events, and I become mortified to think I might be even 5 minutes late to an event where I am one of the keynote speakers. While I was braving the 10 East traffic this … Continue reading

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Mother Miracle

In November, I traveled to Rishikesh India to visit Shahla Ettefagh and her students at her school, Mother Miracle with my husband, two children, my cousin and a close friend. We really did not know what to expect, but as … Continue reading

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Why a Conference?

Preparing to attend another Iranian American Women’s Conference – originally titled Pathways to Success – I asked a friend if she planned to be there and her response surprised me. “ I’ve been to one of those,” she replied. “It was okay, … Continue reading

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WOMEN’S LEGACY AS LEADERS

I hate to be late at events—and I become mortified to think I might be even 5 minutes late to an event where I am one of the keynote speakers. While I was braving the 10 East traffic this Thursday … Continue reading

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FOSTERING COMMUNITY AMONG IRANIAN-AMERICAN WOMEN

In June, I attended the first-ever Iranian-American Women’s Leadership conference on the East Coast, co-hosted by the Iranian-American Women Foundation (IAWF), The World Bank/IMF Iranian Staff Club, and the Persian Gender Network. Hundreds of Iranian-American women The conference was intended to inspire and … Continue reading

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SONG OF MYSELF: MY TIME AT THE IAW LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

This past June, I was lucky enough to join my sister, my mother, and my mother’s sister to attend the Iranian-American Women Foundation’s Leadership Conference. Being a 20-year-old university student, it may not shock you all that much to hear … Continue reading

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I AM EVERY WOMAN AND EVERY WOMAN IS ME

This is the statement I grow up with. I was raised in Iran at a time where the minister of education was a woman named Mrs.. Parsa The best way to describe her is that she reminded me of Golda … Continue reading

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