Events

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.

This event is open to both women and men.

Wednesday 3rd October 2018, from 18:30 to 20:30
Allan & Overy LLP, One Bishop Square, London, E1 6AD

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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 

Location: 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.

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

Location: 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

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

***Due to the security requirements of the venue, attendees must show their confirmation of registration at the door to gain access.***

How to book: Tickets are free for members and £5 for non-members. To attend you must book a ticket by either filling out our form below and pay in cash at the door. Registration closes at 12 noon on Monday 9th March.

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

Spaces are strictly limited & allocated on a first-come first-served basis

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

Registration has now closed.


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