Category Archives: Women

Arash Ferdowsi – Dropbox co-founder

Pars Equality Center (PEC) and more than 800 guests celebrated its 4th Annual Nowruz Gala in honor of the Persian New Year at San Francisco’s Marriott Waterfront Burlingame Hotel. … A special highlight at this year’s gala was Uber investor and PEC advisory board member Shervin Pishevar (Sherpa Ventures) awarding … Continue reading

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Farzaneh Rezasoltani female cross-country skier

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Farzaneh Rezasoltani (born September 13, 1985[1][2]) is a cross-country skier competing for Iran.

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Alenush Terian “Mother of Modern Iranian Astronomy”

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“Mother of Modern Iranian Astronomy”She was born in 1920 to an Armenian family in Tehran, Iran. After graduating in 1947 from the Science Department of the University of Tehran, she began her career in the physics laboratory…

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Forough Abbasi female alpine skier

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Forough Abbasi (born September 15, 1993 in Shiraz, Iran[1]) is an alpine skier from Iran.

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Marjane Satrapi: Iranian-born French cartoonist, illustrator, film director, and children’s book author

Satrapi was born in Rasht and grew up in Tehran in a middle-class Iranian family.[3] Her well-to-do parents were highly educated members of an urbanized stratum of Iranian society. … Apart from her native language Persian, she speaks French, English, … Continue reading

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Parastou Forouhar – Exhibition in London “Kiss me”

82 Great Portland Street, London W1 This is the third solo show in London for Parastou Forouhar, whose latest body of work, the Kiss Meseries of textile banners, is an exciting new chapter in her art. … In Forouhar’s series, … Continue reading

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Rita, Iranian-born Israeli pop singer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rita_%28Israeli_singer%29 “Rita Yahan-Farouz (English: Jahanforuz; Hebrew: ריטה יהאן-פרוז‎; ,Known Simply as Rita, b. March 24, 1962) is an Iranian-born Israeli pop singer and actress, notable for being one of Israel’s most famous female singers…In 2011, she also became popular in … Continue reading

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Freema Agyeman, English actress of Iranian descent

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freema_Agyeman “Freema Agyeman (/ˈfriːmə ˈɑːɡjəmən/; born Frema Agyeman on 20 March 1979) is an English television and film actress who is best known for playing Martha Jones in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who, and its spin-off series … Continue reading

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Samira Makhmalbaf one of the world most famous female directors, and winner of multiple international movie awards

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Samira Makhmalbaf (Persian: سمیرا مخملباف‎, Samiraa Makhmalbaaf) (born February 15, 1980,[1] Tehran) is an internationally acclaimed Iranian filmmaker and script writer. She is the daughter of Mohsen Makhmalbaf, the film director and writer. Samira…

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Bahar Soomekh, Hollywood actress

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahar_Soomekh “Bahar Soomekh (Persian: بهار سومخ‎, born March 30, 1975) is an Iranian-born American actress and environmental activist. She is best known for her roles in the films Crash and Saw III.”

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Hana Makhmalbaf – Iran’s world famous female filmmaker

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Hana Makhmalbaf Hana Makhmalbaf (Persian: حنا مخملباف ‎) (born September 3, 1988 (age 25) in Tehran) is an Iranian filmmaker. She is the younger sister of filmmaker Samira Makhmalbaf and daughter of filmmakers Mohsen…

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Sarah Shahi, star of “Fairly Legal” and “Life”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Shahi “Aahoo Jahansouz “Sarah” Shahi[1] Persian: آهو جهانسوز سارا شاهی‎ (born January 10, 1980) is an American television actress and former NFL Cheerleader. She played Kate Reed in the USA legal drama Fairly Legal from 2011-2012 and currently stars as … Continue reading

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Nazanin Boniadi starring in “How I met your mother” and “Homeland”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazanin_Boniadi “Nazanin Boniadi (English /ˈnɑːzəniːn ˈboʊnjɑːˌdiː/,[1] Persian: نازنین بنیادی‎, IPA: [nɒːzæˈniːn bonjɒːˈdiː]; born 22 May 1982) is an Iranian–British actress currently living and working in the United States. Boniadi’s first major acting role was as Leyla Mir on the Emmy Award-winning … Continue reading

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Yasmin Fahimi becomes secretary general of Germanys SPD party

http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/nahles-nachfolgerin-yasmin-fahimi-soll-spd-generalsekretaerin-werden-12740993.html The “Wiki” is not available in English yet, but it states that 46 years old Fahimi is the daughter of an Iranian father and a German mother. http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yasmin_Fahimi “Secretary General” is among the highest ranking positions within a German … Continue reading

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Nazanin Afshin-Jam, Miss World and human rights activist

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazanin_Afshin-Jam “Nazanin Afshin-Jam (Persian: نازنین افشین‌جم, born 11 April 1979 in Tehran, Iran)[1] is an Iranian-Canadian model, singer, songwriter, author, public speaker and human rights activist. She is a former Miss World Canada and Miss World first runner-up, and has … Continue reading

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Nasrin Sotoudeh – Sakharov prize winner and human rights lawyer

Nasrin Sotoudeh (also spelled Sotoodeh, Persian: نسرین ستوده‎) is a human rights lawyer in Iran. She has represented imprisoned Iranian opposition activists and politicians following the disputed June 2009 Iranian presidential elections as well as prisoners sentenced to death for … Continue reading

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Shirin Ebadi – the first iranian woman to receive a Nobel Peace Prize

Shirin Ebadi (Persian: شيرين عبادى‎ Širin Ebādi; born 21 June 1947) is an Iranian lawyer, a former judge and human rights activist and founder of Defenders of Human Rights Center in Iran. On 10 October 2003, Ebadi was awarded the … Continue reading

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Professor Parvaneh Vosough ‘Iran’s Mother Theresa’

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Professor Parvaneh Vosough was born in 1935 in Tafresh, central Iran. She received her MD in general medicine in 1963 in Tehran University of Medical Science. She completed her specialty and sub-specialty in Cambridge,…

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Anousheh Ansari – first self-funded woman to fly to the International Space Station

Anousheh Ansari (Persian: انوشه انصاری‎; née Raissyan;[4] born September 12, 1966, in Mashhad, Iran) is an engineer and the Iranian-American co-founder and chairwoman of Prodea Systems. The Ansari family is also the title sponsor of the Ansari X Prize. On … Continue reading

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Shadi Paridar – Iranian female chess grandmaster

Played for Iran in the Women’s Asian Team Chess Championships of 1995, 2003, 2005 and 2008. FIDE rating: 2250 Peak rating: 2274 Asian Indoor Games results for Shadi Paridar: Silver – 2007 Macau – Individual rapid Bronze – 2007 Macau … Continue reading

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Noora Naraghi – Iran’s female motocross champion

Noora Naraghi was born in Teheran on May 30th 1988. She is the first women’s Iran motocross champion. In 2009, she won Iran’s first-ever Female Motocross Championship. Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noora_Naraghi http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/expatnews/6857478/Irans-female-motocross-champion-gets-uphill-ride.html

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Laleh Seddigh – Iranian female racing driver

A PhD student from Tehran, she has been nicknamed “a little Schumacher” after the German Formula One champion. She has been given the title of Iran’s best female racing driver. The story is featured in a BBC TV documentary called … Continue reading

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Atousa Pourkashiyan – Iranian female chess Grandmaster

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Atousa Pourkashiyan, Iranian chess Woman Grandmaster Atousa Pourkashiyan (Persian: آتوسا پور کاشیان‎, born 16 May 1988) is an Iranian chess Woman Grandmaster. In April 2010 she won Women’s Asian Chess Championship in Subic Bay.…

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Sepideh Mahabadi – the second girl to win gold in the history of the international computer olympiad

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Sepideh Mahabadi received 2011 her B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the Sharif University of Technology, Iran. That year she moved to the United States to continue her studies. In 2013 she received her M.Sc.…

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Iranian doctor received the award of the greatest world female inventor in 2013

An Iranian doctor from Mashad Medical Science University received the award of the greatest world woman inventor in Geneva International Festival for Inventions in year 2013. Dr. Zahra Alizadeh Thani, who is a specialist in radiology of heart and coroners, … Continue reading

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Iranian Woman Among Winners Of UNESCO’s Young Scientist Award

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Atieh Kazemi Mojarad is among the recipients of UNESCO’s Young Scientist Award. She won the award for her research in “sustainable development of Biosphere Reserves through the promotion of key ecosystem services.”. Kazemi Mojarad…

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Noosheen Hashemi among top 50 philanthropists in Bay Area

Recognizing her work as the President of The HAND Foundation, Noosheen Hashemi, is named one of Gentry Magazine’s top 50 philanthropists in their annual list of leading philanthropists in San Francisco, the Peninsula and Silicon Valley. … Software industry veteran … Continue reading

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Maryam Mirzakhani Receives The Simons Investigators 2013 Award

Maryam Mirzakhani of Stanford University is among the recipients of the Simons Investigators 2013 award in the field of mathematics. The Simons Investigators program provides a stable base of support for outstanding scientists, enabling them to undertake long-term study of … Continue reading

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