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9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Registration and Light Refreshments


10:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Opening Ceremony Conference Co-Chairs: Atoosa Mahdavian (Founder, Mahdavian Law) and Parna Sabet-Stephenson (Partner, Gowling WLG)


Opening remarks by Shohreh Aghdashloo


Master of Ceremony: Tina Yazdani (CityNews reporter)


10:30 AM – 11:30 AM: Panel Discussion– Entrepreneurs Panelists: Elle Ayoubzadeh (Founder and Creative Director, Zvelle) Bita Doagoo(Partner, The Detox Market, Toronto) Hoda Paripoush (Founder and Creative Director, Sloane Tea Company) Chakameh Shafi (Co-Founder, TranQool and Head of Product, Modigo GmbH)


Moderator: Roxana Tavana (Vice President and Head of Business Banking in Commercial Banking at Scotiabank)


11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Brunch and Networking


12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Dr. Parvaneh Gina Cody in conversation with Samira Mohyeddin


Dr. Parvaneh Gina Cody (Engineer, Business Leader and Philanthropist) Samira Mohyeddin (Journalist and Associate Producer, CBC Radio)


1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: Panel – Trailblazers Panelists: Shahla Ettefagh (Founder, Mother Miracle) Shermin Izadpanah Kruse (Author, Human Rights Activist, TEDx Speaker and Lawyer) Farinaz Lari (World Kickboxing Champion)


Moderator: Mehrdad Ariannejad, (Co-Founder and CEO Tirgan Festival)


2.30 Pm – 3:00 PM: Closing Remarks and Networking


Master of Ceremonies


    Tina Yazdani

    Report at CityNews Toronto


      Opening Remarks


        Shohreh Aghdashloo

        Emmy Award-Winner Actress


          Dr. Gina Cody in Conversation with Samira Mohyeddin


            Dr Gina Cody

            Engineer, Business Leader and Philanthropist

                Samira Mohyeddin

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




                    Elle AyoubZadeh

                    Founder and Creative Director, Zvelle

                        Hoda Paripoush

                        Founder and Creative Director, Sloane Tea Company

                            Bita Doagoo

                            Partner, The Detox Market Toronto

                                Chakameh Shaffii

                                Co-Founder, TranQool and Head of Product, Modigo GmbH

                                    Shahlah Etefagh

                                    Founder, Mother Miracle

                                        Shermin Kruse

                                        Author, Human Rights Activist, Poet and Lawyer

                                            Farinaz Lari

                                            World Kickboxing Champion




                                                Roxana Tavana

                                                Vice President and Head of Specialty Business Banking, Scotiabank

                                                    Mehrdad Ariannejad

                                                    President, Tirgan Festival




                                                      Presenting Sponsor



                                                      Keynote Sponsor

                                                      Concordia University


                                                      Champion Sponsor



                                                      Friends and Supporters

                                                      Baghbani Law Professional Corporation

                                                      Bellafornia Pizza, Burger, Restaurant and Bar

                                                      Blake, Cassels and Graydon LLP

                                                      Hafteh Magazine

                                                      Jafari Law

                                                      Kamyar Tanha

                                                      Kati Asgari

                                                      Laura Garetson

                                                      Mana Saranj

                                                      Dr. Maral Nadjafi & Kaveh Shahrooz

                                                      Mehrdad Hariri and Lily Pourzand

                                                      Nazari-Pruden Law

                                                      Prime Physiotherapy & Sports Rehabilitation Inc.

                                                      Dr. Nicole Mirzakhani

                                                      Noohi Law & Associates Professional Corporation

                                                      Options Development

                                                      Simone Otis and Matt Lill


                                                      STIM Canada 


                                                      The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, Ryerson University

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