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Yara Leadership Society (Yara) has created a forum to celebrate success stories of Canadians of Iranian descent, those who have distinguished themselves in Canada and/or globally in their chosen fields. The Iranian Canadian Women’s Leadership Conference being held on Saturday September 29, 2018 at the Ismaili Centre will showcase a number of Iranian Canadian women leaders, who by sharing their stories, will help inspire and foster a connection with the younger generation. The conference is open to women and men.


8:30 – 9:30 Registration

9:30 – 10:00 Opening Ceremony

10:00 – 11:00 Panel – Lessons from the Trenches

11:00 – 12:00 Brunch

12:00 – 12:45 Mehrangiz Kar in Conversation with Rudi Bakhtiar

12:45 – 1:45 Panel-Leading with Authenticity

1:45 – 2:00 Closing Remarks

For a detailed agenda of the 2018 Iranian-Canadian Women’s Leadership Conference, please click here.


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Student Tickets:

Thanks to the generous donation by Dr. Amin Taherzadeh (Amin Dental Clinic) and Azadi Jewellery, a limited number of student tickets are available. For more information, please contact us.


Conference Co-Chairs

    Parna Sabet-Stephenson

    Parna Sabet-Stephenson is an advocate for women’s advancement, and has led (more…)

        Atoosa Mahdavian

        Atoosa Mahdavian is a commercial litigation lawyer with more (more…)

          Master of Ceremonies

            Shabnam Rezaei

            Shabnam founded Big Bad Boo Studios in New York and Vancouver, (more…)

                The Honourable Ratna Omidvar

                Ratna Omidvar is an internationally recognized voice on migration, diversity (more…)

                  Mehrangiz Kar in Conversation with Rudi Bakhtiar

                    Mehrangiz Kar

                    Mehrangiz Kar is a prominent lawyer, human rights activist, and author. (more…)

                        Rudi Bakhtiar

                        Rudi (Rudabeh) Bakhtiar is an international correspondent with over (more…)


                            Dr Nimâ Machouf

                            Born in France in 1965, Nimâ Machouf grew up in Montreal until the age (more…)

                                Dr. Maria Sabaye Moghaddam

                                Maria received her Ph.D. in Theoretical Chemistry from the University (more…)

                                    Fariba Anderson

                                    Fariba Anderson is a member of Immigration Refugee Citizenship Canada (more…)

                                        Marjan Horst Ehsassi

                                        Marjan Horst Ehsassi is the Senior Director, Governance & Global (more…)

                                            Mehrak Mehrvar

                                            Mehrak Mehrvar is an international senior gender specialist and (more…)

                                                Nelly Faghani

                                                Niloofar Faghani (Nelly) graduated from the University of Toronto Physiotherapy (more…)

                                                    Niloo Boroun

                                                    Niloofar (Niloo) Rezaei-Boroun until recently served in the Office of the Premier (more…)

                                                        Roxana Tavana

                                                        Roxana Tavana is currently President & CEO and Managing Director (more…)

                                                            Rozita Moazemi-Farhani

                                                            Rozita Moazemi-Farhani is the VP of Change Enablement for the CBRE Group, (more…)

                                                                Samira Mohyeddin

                                                                Journalist and Associate Producer at CBC Radio on "The Current"

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