Events

IWA Webinar – 14th October 2020 – Zoom

We are pleased to invite you to our next webinar:

Husayn Kassai, Co-Founder & CEO, Onfido
Sherrie Rad, Innovation Lead, Innovate UK

Biographies: 

Husayn Kassai founded Onfido in 2012, using AI to verify any government ID and then compare it with the person’s facial biometrics. Onfido has grown to a team of 400 across SF, NYC and London; received over $200m in funding; and works with c.1,500 fintech, banking and marketplace clients globally – helping them onboard more users while reducing risk.
Husayn is a WEF Tech Pioneer; a Forbes Contributor; and Forbes’ “30 Under 30”. He has a BA in Economics and Management from Keble College, Oxford.

Sherrie Rad is the Innovation Lead for Transforming Construction at Innovate UK.
She mainly focuses on projects within innovation in future of construction as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. Sherrie previously spent 7 years at HSBC as the lead technology Innovation Manager. Sherrie holds a Master’s degree in AI from Bristol UWE.

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IWA Webinar – 10th September 2020 – Zoom

We are pleased to invite you to our next webinar:

Money management for women with Emilie Bellet, Founder of Vestpod

Biography: 

    Emilie Bellet is the founder and CEO of Vestpod and the author of Amazon bestseller, You’re Not Broke, You’re Pre-Rich.
    She created Vestpod, an award-winning organisation, with a mission to empower women financially and change the conversation about money.  She has been bringing valuable financial education to women over the years. Vestpod is a digital platform with a popular weekly newsletter as well as personal finance workshops and networking events.

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    IWA Webinar – 28th July 2020 – Zoom

    We are pleased to invite you to the following webinar:

    Fireside chat with Roxanne Varza, Director of Station F
    Chaired by Omid Ashtari of Citymapper


    Biographies: 

    Roxanne Varza is Director of STATION F, the biggest startup campus in the world. She is originally from Silicon Valley. Before joining STATION F, she led Microsoft Ventures Paris and TechCrunch France. She also worked for several London-based startups and co-founded StarHer, Tech.eu and Failcon France.

    Omid Ashtari joined Citymapper after spending 2.5 years as a Managing Director of Foursquare where he grew the international user base and revenue. Prior to that, Omid spent seven years with Google where he held positions in Sales and Business Development, working with a range of clients and partners across the globe. Outside of work, Omid is a business Adviser to London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan and mentors entrepreneurs at Techstars, Seedcamp, and the Mayor’s International Business Program. 

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    IWA Webinar – 8th July 2020 – Zoom

    We are pleased to invite you to our webinar with

    Dr Maryam Zamani, Founder of MZ Skin 

    Dr Zamani is a leading Oculoplastic Surgeon with special interest in Facial Aesthetics. She is the creator and founder of MZ Skin, a scientific skincare range. She also holds two fellowships from London’s Imperial College NHS Trust and Chelsea Westminster NHS Trust.

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    IWA Webinar – 24th June 2020 – Zoom

    Breakfast webinar with Equality Group, Be Applied, and Rare Recruitment on the topic of:

    Trends in the post-Covid jobs market and recession-proof careers to consider.

    Panellists: 

    • Hephzi Pemberton, CEO, Equality Group. Search and consultancy firm focused on Diversity and Inclusion for the Finance and Technology industry.
    • Khyati Sundram, CEO, Be Applied. VC backed SaaS company that enables predictive and de-biased ways of hiring.
    • Bez Adeosun, School & Universities co-ordinator, Rare Recruitment. Provides a contextual recruitment system to employers to level the playing field for candidates. 

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    IWA Webinar – 3rd June 2020 – Zoom

    Please join us in an interactive webinar with Pia Stanchina, life & business coach to female leaders.

    Topic: Find more Clarity, Confidence & Control

    With a diverse background including looking after fashion, beauty and luxury at Google, co-founding a Rocket Internet start-up and training at Central Saint Martins in fashion design, Pia has successfully transitioned careers multiple times and now works primarily with female leaders. Based on her own and her client’s successes, there’s no denying that it’s possible to create a life we truly love.

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    IWA Inspires – 18th February 2020 – London

    IWA requests the pleasure of your company at an specially curated panel to discuss:

    Advantages and disadvantages of building a career in a large corporate vs. in a startup or becoming an entrepreneur.

    • Tuesday 18th February, from 18:30 to 20:30
    • TrueLayer, 1 Hardwick Street, London, EC1R 4RB
    • Both women and men are welcome to attend.

    There will be a panel with

    Sayeh Ghanbari, Partner at Ernst & Young (EY)

     Kiana Sharifi, Head of Talent at Balderton 

    Julie Saffarian, Product Manager at Roche Diagnostics UK

    This panel will be chaired by

    Devika Wood, Entrepreneur, Forbes 30 under 30 for healthcare and science

    There will be networking opportunity at the end of the event.

    Registration has now closed.


    IWA Workshop – 28th October 2019 – London

    IWA is delighted to hold its first workshop. Here are some details:

    “Assertiveness in the Workplace for Women”
    workshop by Dr. Maryam Bigdeli 

    Dr. Maryam Bigdeli is both a behavioural neuroscientist and a practitioner. She is a seasoned management consultant, executive coach and teams facilitator with 20 years of global experience advising clients. 

    18:30 to 20:30 at Zaiwalla & Co. LLP, 53- 64 Chancery House, WC2A 1QS

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    IWA Social in collaboration with Anjoman – 16th July 2019 – London

    Iranian Women’s Association in collaboration with Anjoman is delighted to invite you to join us for a summer networking event.

    From 7:30pm at White City House, Welcome Bar, 101 Wood Lane, White City, W12 7FR

    Our goal is to provide more opportunities for our members and friends to create meaningful connections with each other. To this end this event is a more casual gathering that allows ample time to chat and connect.

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    IWA Inspires and 5th Year Anniversary – 13th May 2019 – London

    WA 5th Anniversary ‘Dinner & Fireside Chat’ with
    Layla Yarjani, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Little Bridge

    The event will be chaired by 
    Xanyar Kamangar, Founding Partner at Griffon Capital

    Our former speakers will be sitting amongst you during dinner, creating a great networking opportunity.  Our supportive patron, Shirin Dehghan, will also be there to say a few words about IWA.

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    IWA Social – 15th March 2019 – London

    It is with great pleasure that we invite you to our social event on 15th March at South Kensington Club. Please kindly join us for an evening of networking in a friendly and informal setting. 

    7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at South Kensington Club,
    38-42 Harrington Road, London, SW7 3ND

    Registration has now closed.


    IWA Interviews – March 2019

    For international women’s day, we had the pleasure of interviewing:

    Anousheh Ansari, the world’s first female private space explorer

    If you missed it, you can read it here.


    IWA Interviews – December 2018

    In December 2018, we launched the IWA Interviews series with distinguished Iranian women around the world. For our inaugural feature, we interviewed:

    Pardis Sabeti, the geneticist who sequenced the Ebola genome from the outbreak and became the TIME Person of the year in 2014.

    If you missed it, you can read it here.


    IWA Inspires – 3rd October 2018 – London

    The Iranian Women’s Association hosted by Allen & Overy LLP requests the pleasure of your company at the ‘IWA Inspires’ event with:

    Avid Larizadeh Duggan, Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Kobalt, a music technology firm.

    Avid is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Barclays Bank. Prior to Kobalt, Avid served as a General Partner at Google Ventures where she focused on investments in European start-ups. 

    The ‘Fireside Chat’ will be chaired by

    Omid Ashtari, the President and Head of Business at CityMapper, a transport technology firm.

    Omid joined Citymapper after spending 2.5 years as a Managing Director of Foursquare where he grew the international user base and revenue. Prior to that, Omid spent seven years with Google.

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    IWA Inspires – 14th Mar 2018 – London

    The Iranian Women’s Association hosted by Child & Child requests the pleasure of your company at the ‘IWA Inspires’ event with:

    Dr. Tara Shirvani, Principal Sector Leader for Sustainable Transport at
    the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London. Dr. Shirvani was honored as “Global Shaper” by the World Economic Forum in 2012, in 2016 as Forbes 30 under 30 Awardee and in 2017 as Global Female Rising Talents of the year.

    Wednesday 14th March 2018, from 18:30 to 20:30
    11 Bressenden Place, London, SW1E 5BY

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    IWA Inspires – 12th Dec 2017 – London

    The Iranian Women’s Association hosted by Allen & Overy requests the pleasure of your company at the ‘IWA Inspires’ event with:

    Nadereh Chamlou, a former Senior Advisor to the Chief Economist at the World Bank’s Middle East and North Africa Region. During her 30+ years career, Nadereh has worked in technical, advisory, coordination, and managerial positions across the World Bank Group.

    Tuesday 12th December 2017, from 18:30 to 20:30
    One Bishops Square, London E1 6AD

    Registration has now closed.


    IWA Social – 17th Aug 2017 – London

    It is with great pleasure that we invite you to our social event on 17th August at Gitane, a Persian bistro. Please kindly join us for an evening of networking in a friendly and informal setting. As per IWA’s mission and in an attempt to support our main objective of empowering women, attendance of this event will be restricted to ladies. 

    Thursday 17th August 2017 from 18:30 to 20:30
    Gitane Restaurant, 60 Great Titchfield Street, London, W1W 7QF

    Registration has now closed.


    IWA Inspires – 18th Jan 2017 – London

    We request the pleasure of your company at IWA Inspire event with:

    Shirin Gerami, Iran’s first ever female ‘Ironwoman’ triathlete. She competes in hijab and has developed her own range of sportswear to inspire other Iranian women. Shirin was named as one of the BBC 100 Women 2016. 

    Wednesday 18th January 2017, from 18:30 to 20:30
    12 New Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1JP

    Registration has now closed.


    IWA Social – 24th October 2016 – London 

    It is with great pleasure that we invite you to our social event on 24th October at Sophia Contemporary Gallery. Please kindly join us for an evening of networking, whilst viewing beautiful works of art, in a friendly and informal setting. 

    Monday 24th October 2016
    From 6.30pm to 8.30pm
    Location: Sophia Contemporary Gallery
    11 Gronsvenor Street, London, W1K 4QB

    Registration has now closed.


    IWA Inspires – 5th July 2016 – London

    We request the pleasure of your company at IWA Inspire event with:

    Maryam Hussain, Partner at Earnt & Young and author of the book “Corporate Fraud: The Human Factor”

    Dr Gelareh Zadeh, Associate Professor at Department of Surgery University of Toronto and winner of multiple national and international awards

    Dr Saghar Khodabakhsh, Associate at White & Case and previously the youngest Fellow of Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge

    Tuesday 5th July 2016 at Earnst & Young,
    25 Churchill Place, London, E14 5EY

    Registration has now closed.


    2nd Year Anniversary of IWA – 12th May 2016 – London

    It is with great pleasure that we invite you to celebrate the second year anniversary of Iranian Women’s Association. Please kindly join us for an exclusive evening hosted by AMISHI, an accessories designer brand based in Mayfair. They have planned a unique evening where we can network in a friendly and informal setting over afternoon tea and canapes. 

    Thursday 12th May 2016
    From 6.30pm to 8.30pm
    Location: AMISHI London
    45 Maddox Street, Mayfair, W1S 2PE

    Registration has now closed.


    IWA Social – 10th March 2016 – London 

    It is with great pleasure that we invite you to our social event on 10th March in celebration of International Women’s Day. Please kindly join us for an evening of networking in a friendly and informal setting.

    Thursday 10th March 2016
    From 6.30pm to 9.30pm
    Location: Crystal Room at Eaton Square Bar
    Number 17 Hobart Place, London, SW1W 0HH

    Registration has now closed.


    IWA Inspires – 3rd February 2016 – London

    We are delighted to announce that the Iranian Women’s Association (“IWA”) and British Iranian Lawyers’ Association (“BILA”) have joined forces to plan the next “IWA Inspires” event. Our five speakers have been asked to share their personal journey in their routes to success with us. In a way, this would be their way of “Passing the Torch of Success” and inspiring other career minded women.

    Wednesday 3rd February 2016
    From 6.30pm to 8.30pm
    White & Case LLP
    Address: 5 Old Broad St, London, EC2N 1AD

    Registration has now closed.


    IWA Social – 14th December 2015 – London 

    It is nearly the holiday period and we thought what better way to celebrate than getting together for a casual social event. So please join us for an evening of networking in a friendly and informal setting. 

    Monday 14th December 2015
    From 6.30pm to 9.30pm
    Private Blanchard Room at The Hollywood Arms
    Address: 45 Hollywood Road, Chelsea, London, SW10 9HX

    Registration has now closed.


    IWA Inspires – 8th October 2015 – London 

    The Iranian Women’s Association requests the pleasure of your company at the ‘IWA Inspires’ event with:

    Iranian Cosmologist, Dr. Paniez Paykari
    Topic: ‘Our Cosmic Origin & Cosmic Destiny’

    All members, female and male friends are welcome.

    Thursday 8th October 2015, from 19:00 to 20:30
    1 Embankment Place, WC2N 6RH
    This event is free for IWA members.

    Registration has now closed.


    Summer Social – 16 June 2015 – London

    It’s that time of year again with the British summer finally promised to arrive!

    So we thought this is the perfect time to invite all our members and friends to join us in an evening of networking in a friendly and informal setting and to also celebrate with us the first anniversary of our launch event.

    19:00 to 21:00, Tuesday 16th June

    The Waterway, 54 Formosa Street, London W9 2JU

    Registration has now closed.


    Passing the Torch of Success – 11 March 2015 – London

    The Iranian Women’s Association hosted by PwC  requests the pleasure of your company to celebrate the International Women’s Day with the 3rd event in our Passing the Torch of Success series.  Inspirational talks by:

    Tina Mashaalahi: Co-founder of KweekWeek, Mia Bennett: Founder of Turned On Digital, Yasmine Larizadeh & Shirin Kouros: Co-founders of The Good Life Eatery

    Wednesday 11th March 2015 from 18:30 to 21:00, at PwC, 1 Embankment Place, London, WC2N6RH

    Registration has now closed.


    Passing the Torch of Success – 3 November 2014 – London

    The Iranian Women’s Association hosted by Asia House requests the pleasure of your company for the opening reception of Iranian artist,

    Ghazaleh Avarzamani’s November Exhibition “Apologie For Understanding”

    Monday 3rd November 2014 from 18:30-20:30
    Asia House, 63 New Cavendish St, W1G 7LP

    The unique opportunity of viewing the gallery with the artist will be followed with talks by:

    Ghazaleh Avarzamani – Artist
    Golriz Kolahi – Documentary Maker

    Registration has now closed.


    Industry Insights – 27 August 2014 – London

    We are delighted to invite you to “Industry Insights” an event arranged by Success-Talks, a social enterprise which is a friend of IWA.

    Registration has now closed.


    Summer Social – 30 July 2014 – London

    Registration has now closed.


    Passing the Torch of Success – 14 May 2014 – London

    The Iranian Women’s Association (IWA) requests the pleasure of your company to attend the launch event of IWA with inspirational talks by:

    Shirin Dehghan: CEO of Arieso

    Nahid Zokaei, Fellow at University of Oxford

    Registration has now closed.


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