Yara Leadership Society is the vision of its founding directors. They, independently of each other, had been exploring the creation of a women’s leadership-focused organization dedicated to advancing the Iranian-Canadian community. They joined forces in January 2018 to establish Yara, which in Persian means the one who gives a supportive hand to others.
Yara identifies Iranian-Canadian success stories and celebrates and champions the individuals shaping them. Many of these individuals happen to be women.
Yara strives to:
S showcase leaders of Iranian heritage who will be a source of pride and inspiration to the next generation of Iranian Canadian women and provide leadership guidance.
H highlight the contribution of the Iranian-Canadian community nationally and globally.
E establish a network and act as a forum where these leaders and aspiring leaders connect.
Yara accomplishes this through conferences, networking events, and virtual discussions. It engages both women and men in the pursuit of its vision: lead together, strong together.
Yara Leadership Society has been initiated by a team of professional Iranian-Canadians passionate for equal rights and equal opportunities.
An award-winning financial advisor since 1991, Tina Tehranchian is a senior wealth advisor at Assante Capital Management Ltd. (more…)
Yara Leadership Team
Ghazal Dehghany holds a Master degree in Architecture from Carleton University, (more…)
Niki Khatami is legal counsel in the investments legal team at Sun Life Financial. (more…)
Sheri is an articling student at Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP. Prior to joining Cassels, (more…)