The website BOX NEWS BOX has named the most richest Iranian women in 2015.
According to the list, Anousheh Ansari, Sahar Hashemi, Shahrzad Rafati, Parisa Tabriz, Roxanna Varza, Cyma Zarghami and Soraya Darabi have been named as the most Persian Iranian women in 2015.
Anousheh Ansari born September 12, 1966, in Mashhad, Iran is an Iranian-American engineer and co-founder and chairwoman of Prodea Systems. Her previous business accomplishments include serving as co-founder and CEO of Telecom Technologies, Inc. In 2001 in a stock-for-stock transaction for 10.8 million shares of Sonus stock. Anousheh Ansari became “a vice president of Sonus and general manager of Sonus’ new INtelligentIP division.”In 2006, she co-founded Prodea Systems, and is the current chairman and CEO.
Sahar Hashemi OBE is a UK entrepreneur. She is best known as co-founder of the coffee chain Coffee Republic and confectionery brand Skinny Candy. She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2012 Birthday Honours for services to the UK economy and to charity. At the end of July, following the closure of 18 Bars, Coffee Republic was bought out of administration by property firm Arab Investment Ltd.
This glamorous 34-year-old tech guru and CEO represents the ultimate success story to us. Despite the fact that Shahrzad Rafati arrived in Vancouver from Tehran, Iran as a teen with limited English skills, she quickly mastered computer science and fell in love with the tech industry. She said that she started her company in 2005, right after graduating from University of British Columbia with a Bachelors of Computer Science. BroadbandTV now has a staff of 74 employees, and superstar Rafati is the perfect example of an inspiring rags-to-riches tal
Parisa Tabriz born 1983 is an American computer security expert. Forbes included her in their, “30 Under 30” list (30 Tech Pioneers under the age of 30) and she now works for Google as the self-appointed, Security Princess, and head of the team responsible for Chrome Security. She joined Google just a few months after graduation. Tabriz was born to a Polish-American mother, a nurse, and an Iranian-immigrant father, a doctor.
Roxanne Varza currently leads Microsoft’s startup activities in France, running both Bizspark and Microsoft Ventures programs. In April 2013, Business Insider listed her as one of the top 30 women under 30 in tech. Prior to Microsoft, she worked for several European startups and was also the Editor of TechCrunch France. She also co-founded the French and British chapters of Girls in Tech and is the co-organizer of the Failcon Paris conference. Roxanne is trilingual, an epilepsy advocate, and holds degrees from UCLA, Sciences Po Paris and the London School of Economics.
Cyma Zarghami is an Iranian-American cable television executive currently serving as the president of Nickelodeon and Viacom Media Networks Kids & Family Group since 2006. Zarghami joined Nickelodeon as a scheduling clerk in 1985. In 2004, the position of president of Nickelodeon Television was created for Zarghami, where she oversaw production and development for the network, along with marketing, programming and creativity. Zarghami was named Women in Cable Telecommunications’ Woman of the Year for 2006.
Soraya Darabi is the co-founder of Zady, a mission-driven content and commerce brand described best as “The Whole Foods of Fashion.” Zady creates and sells stylish, timeless, sustainably produced apparel and tells the story of each product, down to the raw materials. Soraya began her career as Manager of Digital Partnerships and Social Media at The New York Times, where she kept her finger on the pulse of today’s ever-changing digital landscape. While at The Times, she positioned the global news leader on social networks such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, partnered with startups large and small, and established award winning campaigns. Soraya received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgetown University and now lives in Brooklyn, New York.