Category Archives: Women

Sara Zahedi: 2016 European Mathematical Society Prize Winner

Sara Zahedi is 2016’s only female EMS laureate. The 34-year-old has been an assistant professor at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden since 2014. Her research focuses around computational methods to calculate and emulate dynamic geometry, for instance … Continue reading

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Works by Iranian artist Pariyoush Ganji on display in Tehran

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The current exhibition ‘A decade of paintings” is a selection of works from Pariyoush Ganji’s Red, Night and Day Windows, Roses and Water series. Over the past ten years Ganji has worked on several…

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Iranian actress’ Motamed-Arya portrait displayed at UN exhibit in New York (Photos)

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A portrait of the acclaimed Iranian actress Fatemeh Motamed-Arya is displayed besides 15 international figures at a multimedia exhibition titled ‘The Transformative Power of Art’ at the UN Exhibits in New York. The exhibition…

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Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: First Iranian artist to have a solo exhibition at the Guggenheim, New York

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Farmanfarmaian, now 92, is a renowned Iranian visual artist known for her geometric style and mirror sculptures. She became the first Iranian artist to have her work featured in a solo exhibition at the…

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Video: Awarded Iranian American Chef Ariana Bundy’s beautiful introduction to Persian cuisine on TV at Nat Geo People on May 8th

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Ariana Bundy, an award winning Iranian-American chef and cookbook author of ‘Pomegranates & Roses’, visits the vast and fascinating country of Iran to re-discover her heritage. From the lush green mountains of the Caspian…

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Mahlagha Mallah: 96 year old Iranian environmental activist

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Mahlagha Mallah, 96, is an environmental activist who has not produced any waste over the past 60 years. Earlier in March, Mehr News Agency ran a report on the founding mother of Iran’s environmental…

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Sahar Pakseresht: Young Iranian woman wins the ‘The Young Innovators Competition’ of the International Telecom Union

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The Young Innovators Competition has many challenges includes ‘Local Digital Content’, ‘Open Source Technologies for Disaster Management’ and ‘Smart Cities and Climate Change’. Sahar Pakseresht was one of the participants of ‘Open Source Technologies…

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Interview with Iranian photojournalist Newsha Tavakolian: “Whenever I reach the end, I start from scratch”

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Newsha Tavakolian (photo by Arash Ashouriniya) Newsha Tavakolian, a self-taught photographer, says her success has no bearing on her gender. Newsha Tavakolian, an established photojournalist and art photographer, started her experimental career at 16.…

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Iranian-Swiss Woman Nominated For Oscar For Her Short Film “Parvaneh”

Iranian-Swiss film director and screenwriter Talkhon Hamzavi has been nominated for an Oscar at the 87th Academy Awards in the Short Film (Live Action) category for her work “Parvaneh” along with the producer Stefan Eichenberger. Film: “Parvaneh” Director: Talkhon Hamzavi … Continue reading

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Iranian director Talkhon Hamzavi has been shortlisted for the best Live Action Short Film at the 2015 Oscars

Talkhon Hamzavi was born in 1979 in Teheran, Iran. She has Swiss and Iranian citizenship. Since 1986 she lives in Switzerland. In 2003 Talkhon attends the visual arts preparatory course in Aarau. From 2006 to 2010 she attended the ZHdK … Continue reading

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Iranian Researcher Maryam Mirzakhani Receives The 2014 Clay Research Award

Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian university professor and mathematician at Stanford University, is the recipient of the 2014 Clay Research Award from the Clay Mathematics Institute. Mirzakhani well-known for her prominent theories on geometry and ergodic theory, received the award along … Continue reading

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Behnaz Sarafpour – designer and finalist of the Smithsonian’s National Design Award

Behnaz Sarafpour is a New York City-based designer who introduced a line of women’s apparel bearing her name in 2001. She attended Parsons School of Design, where she was honored with the Golden Thimble Award,and has held design positions at … Continue reading

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Leila Hatami: Awarded Iranian actress

Leila Hatami (born October 1, 1972) is an Iranian actress. She is the daughter of director Ali Hatami and actress Zari Khoshkam and is married to actor Ali Mosaffa. Besides Persian she is fluent in French, English and German. After … Continue reading

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Forugh Farrokhzad – awarded and influential female Iranian poet and film director

Forugh Farrokhzad (Persian: فروغ فرخزاد‎;January 5, 1935 — February 13, 1967) was an Iranian poet and film director. Forugh Farrokhzad is arguably one of Iran’s most influential female poets of the twentieth century. She was a controversial modernist poet and … Continue reading

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Faegheh Atashin aka Googoosh awarded and very popular Iranian singer and actress

Faegheh Atashin born on 5 May 1950 in Tehran / Iran also known by her stage name Googoosh  is an Iranian singer and actress. She is known for her contributions to Iranian pop music, but also starred in a variety … Continue reading

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Shirin Guild – British Iranian fashion designer

Shirin Guild (born 1946) is a contemporary British Iranian fashion designer. Her label was established in London, in 1991. Shirin Guild was born in 1946 and grew up in Iran. Prior to the 1978 revolution she moved to Los Angeles … Continue reading

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She was born in Vienna, but she’s Iran’s first female conductor

She was born to Iranian parents and visited Iran frequently. “In my heart I feel quite Iranian,” she says. … Being brought up in an Iranian family meant that she was familiar with the language and culture, but that didn’t make … Continue reading

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Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian – Iranian artist

Monir Farmanfarmaian, born 1924 in Qazvin, Iran, is a contemporary Iranian artist who lives in Tehran and a collector of traditional folk art. Her artistic practice weds the geometric patterns and cut-glass mosaic techniques of her Iranian heritage with the … Continue reading

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Reihaneh (Rei) Safavi-Naini – Professor of Computer Science

Reihaneh (Rei) Safavi-Naini (Persian: ريحانه صفوی نائينی ‎) is the AITF Strategic Chair in Information Security at the University of Calgary, Canada. Before joining University of Calgary in 2007, she was a Professor of Computer Science, Faculty of Informatics and … Continue reading

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Darya Dadvar Iranian soprano soloist and composer living in Paris, France.

Darya Dadvar, (born 1971 in Iran) is an accomplished Iranian soprano soloist and composer living in Paris, France. Darya grew up in an artistic environment in Iran. Her mother is a singer/director of the Marionette Theatre. In 1991, she left … Continue reading

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Professor Jaleh Amouzgar – world-class Iranist

Jaleh Amouzgar (Persian: ژاله آموزگار‎, born 2 December 1939) is a world-class Iranist and a university Professor. Amouzgar holds a Ph. D. degree from Sorbonne University in Iranistics (Iranian linguistics).She is currently chairman of the department of Ancient Iranian Culture … Continue reading

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Simin Behbahani – nominated twice for the Nobel Prize in literature

Simin Beh’bahāni  (Persian: سیمین بهبهانی‎) (born 20 June 1927 in Tehran, Iran) is one of the most prominent figures of the modern Persian literature and one of the most outstanding amongst the contemporary Persian poets. She is Iran’s national poet … Continue reading

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Iranian-German photojournalist Kaveh Rostamkhani

Iranian-German photojournalist Kaveh Rostamkhani has won the gold medal of China’s photojournalism competitions for his project “The youth in Iran seeking identity.” About: Kaveh Rostamkhani is an independent Iranian-German photojournalist. He got into photography in 2005 and taught himself autodidactically … Continue reading

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Lilygol Sedaghat active in child care programs around the world

Lilygol Sedaghat, a political economy major at the University of California, Berkeley, is a recipient of a 2013 The HAND Foundation scholarship from the Iranian-American Scholarship Fund (IASF). Sedaghat is an exemplary recipient who has volunteered countless hours in Costa … Continue reading

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Afra Pourdad – Canadian Iranian photographer, shoots fashion photos in the streets of Tehran with Model Shabnam Molavi

  Excerpt of an Interview with Afra Pordad: What do you hope you have changed in your public’s image of Iran? Would you say that, in your own way, you are pushing for change for Iran, and of our perception … Continue reading

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Marjan Kalhor is a female Iranian Alpine skier

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marjan_Kalhor “Marjan Kalhor (Persian: مرجان كلهر ‎; born 21 July 1988 in Tehran[1]) is an Iranian Alpine skier who became the first Iranian woman to participate in the Winter Olympics, at the 2010 Vancouver…

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Eight Iranian-Americans among recipients of the 2014 Ellis Island Medal of Honor

Sherry Bahrambeygui Dr. Kamiar Alae Iran Davar Ardalan Darioush Nasser Pejman Nozad Aria Mehrabi Ali Mojdehi Shaygan Kheradpir Iranian Americans being awarded the 2014 Ellis Island Medal of Honor Dr. Kamiar Alaei – Director of Global Institute for Health and … Continue reading

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Female Iranian motor sports stars

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“At 28, Laleh Seddigh is known for her stunning looks and legendary driving skills…A PhD student from Tehran, she has been nicknamed “a little Schumacher” after the German Formula One champion. She has now…

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First Baluchi Sunni woman elected mayor in Iran

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It is a significant step which local experts believe that can inspire Baluchi women to work for more rights and break boundaries that have been created by both the state and society. … Samiyeh Balochzehi, 26, who…

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Haleh Afshar female Iranian professor at the University of York, England

Haleh Afshar,  born 21 May 1944  in Tehran, Iran, is now  a British professor and a life peer in the House of Lords. She is also a prominent Muslim feminist completing a PhD degree from the New Hall, Cambridge. She … Continue reading

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