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Maria Khorsand

Maria Khorsand, M.Sc. Computer Science, serves as the Chief Executive Officer of SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, Sweden. Ms. Khorsand has been the President of the Financial Markets at OMX Technology AB since April 2004. She has been the President of Ericsson Technology Licensing since 2001. She worked within OMX Technology, as the Chief Executive Officer...
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Azadeh Hariri

“Her humble attitude and appearance is in contrast with her business acumen and sharp sense of presence,” an interviewer said of Azadeh Hariri. “More importantly, Hariri is busy making a positive difference in the lives of academically gifted yet financially constrained Iranians who wish to further themselves in America.” Azadeh (Azi) Maboudi Hariri was born in 1951...
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Hayedeh Shirzadi: Iran’s Waste Recycling Pioneer

From very early childhood, Hayedeh Shirzadi showed her determination to better her own life and the lives of others. When she was about to turn 60, she successfully launched an environmental initiative that made waste dumps mostly a thing of the past — the project had an impact on 70 cities and 200 villages in...
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Iran’s Lady of the Ice “Zohreh Abdollahkhani”

Zohreh Abdollahkhani — also known as Iran’s ice lady — won the ice climbing bronze medal at the Asian Championship in 2014, which took place in Cheongsong, South Korea. When she did, she became the first Iranian woman to ever win a medal in the sport for Iran at an international competition, and the only...
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Mahlagha Mallah

Mahlagha Mallah has made a name for herself as the first female environmental activist in Iran. For 50 years, “Mother Nature,” as activists call her, has put herself at the heart of the movement. Mallah was the granddaughter of Bibi Khanoom Astarabadi, the founder of the first school for girls in Iran, which was set up...
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Parvaneh Vosough-Iran’s Angel for children with Cancer

For years, residents of Tehran’s Zafar Street and people living next to Mahak Hospital were used to the sound and sight of Parvaneh Vosough’s Volkswagen Beetle. A kind and devoted doctor, several times a day she would drive from her clinic on Palestine Street to the hospital to visit children suffering from cancer and make...
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Professor Nasrin Moazami,Biotechnology pioneer

Nasrin Moazami is a biologist and a pioneer in biofuel technology. In 1995 she was awarded the Chevalier de I’Ordre des Palmes Académiques for her outstanding research. In 2015 she was appointed to UNESCO’s International Basic Sciences Program (IBSP). Moazami was born in 1945, and in 1976 received her Ph.D. from the faculty of medicine...
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Fatemeh Moghimi, Iranian Entrepreneur and Job Creator

Seyedeh Fatemeh Moghimi was born in 1958 in Tehran into a family of educators. Before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, she graduated in civil engineering in England and then went on to complete a PhD in development management. Moghimi is now the CEO of Sadid Bar International Transport. Although she now has over 30 years of...
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Meet the woman who set up Iran’s first all-female taxi company

Jamileh Sadeghi Jamileh Sadeghi was born into a large family of eight brothers and sisters in 1958 in Karaj, not far from Tehran. She is now the CEO of Iran’s first-ever all female taxi service; it is both owned and operated by an all-women workforce. Early on, her father, who was a farmer, recognized that...
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Meet the Iranian tycoon smashing gender stereotypes

Businesswoman, city councillor and social activist Fatemeh Daneshvar tells Al Jazeera that she fears ‘nothing but God’.  Tehran – Fatemeh Daneshvar moves easily around the room as she speaks of her accomplishments, pausing at one point to admire a photo of her children, and at another to flip through a glossy magazine packed with images of...
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Aseyeh Hatami

Aseyeh Hatami is the founder and Managing Director of IranTalent.com. Established in 2003, IranTalent is the leading online recruitment service in Iran, with a registered membership consisting of over half a million Iranian professionals, covering all sectors and job categories. By providing employers the opportunity to advertise vacancies on its website and search its database...
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Parisa Tabriz

Parisa Tabriz born 1983 is an American computer security expert. Forbes included her in their, “30 Under 30” list (30 Tech Pioneers under the age of 30) and she now works for Google as the self-appointed, Security Princess, and head of the team responsible for Chrome Security. She joined Google just a few months after...
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Roxana Moslehi

Roxana Moslehi, Ph.D. is a genetic epidemiologist. Most of her research is dedicated to the study of cancer and cancer precursors. Born in Iran and raised in Canada, she is currently an associate professor in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY), where she has been teaching multiple...
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Minoo Akhtarzand

Minoo Akhtarzand is the current governor of Jönköping County, Sweden. Minoo Akhtarzand was born and raised in Tehran. Her father was a high-ranking officer in the Shah’s army. At the age of 17 she moved to Stockholm to study at the Royal Institute of Technology. Later she held various managerial posts at the Swedish energy...
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Mona jarrahi

Born in Iran, professor Mona Jarrahi is one of Iran’s and also world’s most influential scientist, mathematician, physicist, and senior researcher and professors at the Terahertz Electronics Laboratory Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Professor Jarrahi is one of the youngest Assistant Professors at Electrical Engineering and Computer Science...
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Maryam Mirzakhani

Maryam Mirzakhani is an Iranian mathematician working in the United States. Since 1 September 2008, she has served as a professor of mathematics at Stanford University. In 2014, Mirzakhani became both the first woman and the first Iranian honored with the Fields Medal, the most prestigious award in mathematics. The award committee cited her work...
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Anousheh Ansari

Anousheh Ansari  (born September 12, 1966, in Mashhad, Iran) is an Iranian-American engineer and co-founder and chairwoman of Prodea Systems. Her previous business accomplishments include serving as co-founder and CEO of Telecom Technologies, Inc.  In 2001 in a stock-for-stock transaction for 10.8 million shares of Sonus stock. Anousheh Ansari became “a vice president of Sonus...
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Roxanna Varza

Roxanne Varza currently leads Microsoft’s startup activities in France, running both Bizspark and Microsoft Ventures programs. In April 2013, Business Insider listed her as one of the top 30 women under 30 in tech.  Prior to Microsoft, she worked for several European startups and was also the Editor of TechCrunch France. She also co-founded the...
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Pardis Sabeti

Pardis C. Sabeti is an Iranian-American computational biologist, medical geneticist and evolutionary geneticist, who developed a bioinformatic statistical method which identifies sections of the genome that have been subject to natural selection and an algorithm which explains the effects of genetics on the evolution of disease. In 2014, Sabeti headed a group which used advanced...
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