Persian Women in Tech Celebrates Impact in LA
I think I "made it" by my Middle Eastern parents Persian standards. I was featured in Javanan. On a serious note-- not many of you know this, but, I am first generation Iranian- American. Growing up I was never exposed to the tech world and I am so glad I took a leap of faith to be part of this amazing industry. More than anything, it is such an honor to be a part of this incredible group of talented and inspiring Persian women in tech.
Persian Women in Tech (PWIT), an organization with over 10,000 members globally, dedicated to connecting, mentoring, and empowering Persian and Middle Eastern & North African (MENA) Women in the Technology space is honoring 9 Inspiring Persian Women in STEM fields.
This initiative celebrates and elevates the powerful Iranian female forces from Los Angeles with a population estimates between 300,000 and half a million, the largest concentration of Iranians in the world, outside of Iran, who are leaders and influencers in one of America’s largest cities and technology sector. With this movement we are challenging the stereotypes and building a community to support each other.
Read the full article here: http://www.javanan.com/persian-women-in-tech-celebrates-one-year-of-impact-in-los-angeles