About PAWC
Since 2011

The Power of Purpose

Our History

Persian American Women’s Conference (PAWC) is a nonprofit solely volunteer-based organization in Los Angeles. PAWC focuses on providing a collaborative forum, through which we explore, inspire, and unconditionally support all women. Learning to find our voice as a group has been impactful a journey that we have embarked upon not too long ago. We are proud to have empowered many young women by providing them with academic scholarships, internships, and mentorships. Our supportive networks address challenges faced by women of all ages and all walks of life, enabling them to start a new chapter in their lives. Our annual conferences are highly populated; as we center on exemplifying female leaders and public figures who have shattered long-standing barriers.

 

What Drives Us

Our Mission

PAWC is a non-profit and solely volunteer-based organization that drives with one simple mission:

TO INSPIRE

TO EMPOWER

TO PROVIDE UNCONDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR WOMEN

We believe working toward this betterment will establish a virtuous cycle that will mend the community at large, not just its women.

Take a look:

VOlUNTEER-BASED ORGANIZATION

100% of our net proceeds are donated to worldwide charities benefiting women and children

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Acumen

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Caudwell Children

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Emergency fund at IAJF

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Mothers Against Poverty

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Napali Girls

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PAWC Scholarship Fund at JVS

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The Foundation for Iranian studies

Steering Committee

Haleh Kohan

Kathy Afshani

Jinoos Aryeh

Susan Azizzadeh

Elahe Borokhim

Caroline Delijani

Mariam Emrani

Susan Eshaghian

Elenor Gabay

Shiva Golshani

Morgan Hakimi

Vida Halavi

Shahla Javdan

Forouzan Khalili

Sharona Novinbakht

Eleanor Moreh

Bita Nehmadi

Fariba Nourafshan

Ellie Pourbaba

Violet Sassooni

Hava Rahimian

Jeannine Rahimian Sehvati

Pantea Shemtov

Nazy Zarabi

Shabnam Kimia