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 come together to celebrate the strength, grace, and resilience of Iranian-American women all over the globe.
IAWF acknowledged the unparalleled contributions of the Honorable Judge Shahla S. Sabet, recipient of the Trailblazer Award, for her lifelong dedication to justice. Mrs. Mahvash Yazdi was recognized for her achievements in the Information Technology sector. She was also honored for her hard work and dedication and received the Career Achievement Award. Also, we offered our sincere appreciation to Dr. Ahmad Mesbah, recipient of the Community Leadership Award, for his continued commitment to the success and growth of the Iranian American community.
Panels and workshops featured speakers including Parisa Khosravi (Keynote speaker), former CNN Senior Executive, Founder and President of Payam Global Strategies LLC, and many other accomplished women.
Attendees were uplifted and inspired by successful women from all walks of life to work hard, pursue their dreams, and show the world how strong Iranian-American women are.
The Iranian American Women Foundation would like to thank all the speakers, exhibitors, participants and specially the OC Planning Committee and volunteers for joining IAWF and making the event possible with their great support.
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