Tirgan is collaborating with the Iranian American Women Foundation (IAWF) to host the first Canadian Leadership Conference with a focus on women with Iranian origins. This event, taking place on July 29th at the prestigious Aga Khan Museum, will be IAWF’s first international conference.
The Master of Ceremonies will be DONNA GHALAMBOR, President of SophArian Consulting and Coaching, LLC. where she has built a portfolio of high-net-worth clients, streamlined finances for individuals and implemented business development strategies for a myriad of small and medium-sized businesses in the past twelve years in Southern California.
The confirmed list of speakers is stellar. ANOUSHEH ANSARI, the fourth private explorer to visit space and the first astronaut of Iranian descent. An entrepreneur, Ms. Ansari is the co-founder and chairwoman of Prodea System, a company that unleashes the power of the internet to all consumers and dramatically alters and simplifies consumers’ digital living experience. AZAR NAFISI, best known as the author of the national bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books, which electrified its readers with a compassionate and often harrowing portrait of the Islamic revolution in Iran and how it affected one university professor and her students. BEHNAZ GHAHRAMANI is the Vice President for Global Marketing of Luxury Collections at Ralph Lauren where she is responsible for Global Brand Strategy, Marketing, Digital and Social Media of Ralph Lauren’s luxury brands and licensees. FAY ARJOMANDI is currently the chairman of H2 Wellness, advisor of StudyTracks, and mimik. FERIAL GOVASHIRI served as Personal Aide to the President of the United States. FOOJANE ZEINE is an international speaker, author, psychotherapist, life and executive coach. She has her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and is a licensed marriage & family therapist. The Honorable Judge SHAHLA S. SABET is the first Iranian American Judge appointed to the Superior Court of the State of California. She was appointed by Governor Pete Wilson to the bench in San Bernardino County in 1993. LINDA BERNARDI is a serial Tech entrepreneur – until very recently Linda was Chief Innovation Officer at IBM. Her passion is disruption and innovation.
The event will be moderated by published author, award-winning journalist, writer, and media personality HOMA SARSHAR, VP of Change Management and Training for the CBRE group, the world’s largest commercial real estate company ROZITA MOAZEMI-FARHANI, and SHIVA AMIRI, CEO of BioSymetrics Inc. where they are developing a unique real-time machine learning technology for the analysis of massive data in biomedicine.
For a complete list of speakers, and more event information, visit www.iawfoundation.org/conference/toronto-canada-2017/