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.