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Famous women in Iran

Famous women in Iran
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Maryam Mirzakhani She was the first (and only) woman to win the Fields Medal, the most prestigious award in mathematics! She was an Iranian mathematician and a professor of mathematics at Stanford University .....

Maryam Mirzakhani    She was the first (and only) woman to win the Fields Medal, the most prestigious award in mathematics!


 She was an Iranian mathematician and a professor of mathematics at Stanford University. Her research topics included Teichmüller theoryhyperbolic geometryergodic theory, and symplectic geometry. As a result of her research, she was honored in Popular Science's fourth annual 'Brilliant 10' in which she was acknowledged as one of the top 10 young minds who have pushed their fields in innovative directions. Mirzakhani was honored with the Fields Medal, the most prestigious award in mathematics. Thus, she became both the first, and to date, the only woman and the first Iranian to be honored with the award. The award committee cited her work in 'the dynamics and geometry of Riemann surfaces and their moduli spaces'.On 14 July 2017, Mirzakhani died of breast cancer at the age of 40. 

 Awards: Blumenthal Award (2009), Satter Prize (2013), Clay Research Award (2014), Fields Medal (2014)



Anousheh Ansari    First Female Private Space Explorer & First Space Ambassador!


She is an Iranian American engineer who was born in Mashhad and co-founder and chairwoman of Prodea Systems. Ansari is a member of the X PRIZE Foundation's Vision Circle, as well as its Board of Trustees. MissionsSoyuz TMA-9/8

Award: The George Mason University Entrepreneurial Excellence Award, the George Washington University Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Southwest Region, and the Horatio Alger Award. While under her leadership, Telecom Technologies, Inc. earned recognition as one of Inc. magazine's 500 fastest-growing companies and one of Deloitte & Touche's Fast 500 technology companies. NCWIT Symons Innovator Award (successful women entrepreneurs in technology), Honorary Doctorate of Science from her alma mater George Mason University, Orbit Award by the National Space Society and Space Tourism SocietyEllis Island Medal of Honor in recognition and Ansari the Space Pioneer Award.


Minoo Akhtar Zand   Governor in the County of Jönköping!

She was born and raised in Tehran. Her father was a high-ranking officer in the Shah's army. At the age of 17 she moved to Stockholm to study at the Royal Institute of Technology. Later she held various managerial posts at the Swedish energy company Vattenfall and was the director of the former regional labour agency in Uppsala. In February 2008 she was appointed Director-General at Banverket, the Swedish Rail Administration. She was elected a Vice-President of European Rail Infrastructure Managers in June 2009. She became the last Director-General of Banverket as that government agency merged with the Swedish Road Administration (Vägverket) in 2010 to create the new Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket). In September 2010 she was appointed the governor of Jönköping County. 

Taraneh Razavi     Taraneh Razavi, Doctor at Google!


Dr. Taraneh Razavi, MD is an Internal Medicine Specialist in Palo Alto, CA and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from George Washington U, School of Medicine medical school in 1989. She is affiliated with Stanford Health Care. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Razavi to book an appointmentShe’s the doctor at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California, where she’s in charge of maintaining the Googlers in good health. 


Maria Khorsand        The President of the Financial Markets at OMX Technology AB and Ericsson Technology Licensing

Maria Khorsand, M.Sc. Computer Science, serves as the Chief Executive Officer of SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, Sweden. Ms. Khorsand has been the President of the Financial Markets at OMX Technology AB since April 2004. She has been the President of Ericsson Technology Licensing since 2001. She worked within OMX Technology, as the Chief Executive Officer of Ericsson Technology Licensing and as Chief Executive Officer of Dell AB. Ms. Khorsand has been a Member of … the Board of Directors at Beijer Electronics AB since April 2010. She holds M.Sc. degree in Computer Science.            


Shohreh Aghdashloo

Shohreh Aghdashloo is an Iranian-American actress. Following numerous starring roles on the stage, her first major film role was in The Report (Gozāresh) (1977) directed by Abbas Kiarostami, which won the Critics Award at the Moscow Film Festival.

Awards: Academy Awards, USA- Primetime Emmy Awards- Awards Circuit Community Awards- Central Ohio Film Critics Association, Film Independent Spirit Awards - Gold Derby Awards- Hollywood Film Awards- International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)- Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)- Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards- National Society of Film Critics’ Awards, USA- New York Film Critics Circle Awards- Online Film & Television Association- Online Film Critics Society Awards- Satellite Awards- Women's Image Network Awards- Windsor International Film Festival- Vancouver Film Critics Circle

Parisa Tabriz

She is a computer security expert who works for Google as a Director of Engineering. As a software engineer focused on security of Google products, she chose the title 'Security Princess' to add a less staid and more whimsical title on her business card. (known for Google's 'Security Princess' Co-founder, Our Security Advocates)

Goli Ameri

She is a businesswoman and former diplomat. She is the co-founder of a mobile technology platform called Star titup, which provides resources to aspiring entrepreneurs. She is the former Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Values and Diplomacy for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. She is also the former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs. She ran for the U.S. House of Representatives as a Republican in 2004, and is a former U.S. Representative to the United Nations. She serves on the board of trustees of the international NGO Freedom House, as well as on the Center for Middle East Public Policy advisory board of the RAND Corporation, a group of public and private sector leaders that provide guidance and support for RAND's Middle East research. 


Sahineh Pari Hamedani 

She was the first Iranian woman to become a surgeon. she studied medicine in the Soviet Union and graduated as a surgeon in 1933, specializing in cancer treatment. She worked in Soviet hospitals until her parents died, for reasons unknown, around the same time.

Effat Tojarchi

She was the first pilot and on 1940!

Maryam Amid

She was an Iranian intellectual and journalist active during the early 20th century. In Iran, she is remembered for founding Shokufeh, an influential women's magazine.She also established the Iranian Women's Society, which reportedly had 5,000 members at the peak of its popularity

Susan Taslimi

 She is an Iranian actressfilm directortheatre director, and screenwriter. She emigrated from Iran in 1987, now living and working in Sweden