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Sepideh (“Sepi”) Nasiri is an award winning serial Entrepreneur with 16 years of experience working in the Tech Industry, the Founder of Persian Women In Tech, the former Vice President at Women 2.0 and a life-time advocate for women, diversity and inclusion. Mrs. Nasiri started her career as a Co-founder and Managing Editor of a digital and print Los Angeles Magazine and later joined a number of successful startups in Silicon Valley.  In 2014, she was recognized by San Francisco Business Times/Journal “40under40” and Diversity Journal’s 2014 “Women Worth Watching”. Currently, Mrs. Nasiri advises early stage startups including at global initiatives such as WeMENA (a program by the World Bank) and mentors globally many female entrepreneurs and founders in technology serving as an advisor to initiatives such as TechWomen, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA).

Sepideh (“Sepi”) Nasiri is an award winning serial Entrepreneur with 16 years of experience working in the Tech Industry, the Founder of Persian Women In Tech, the former Vice President at Women 2.0 and a life-time advocate for women, diversity and inclusion. Mrs. Nasiri started her career as a Co-founder and Managing Editor of a digital and print Los Angeles Magazine and later joined a number of successful startups in Silicon Valley.

In 2014, she was recognized by San Francisco Business Times/Journal “40under40” and Diversity Journal’s 2014 “Women Worth Watching”. Currently, Mrs. Nasiri advises early stage startups including at global initiatives such as WeMENA (a program by the World Bank) and mentors globally many female entrepreneurs and founders in technology serving as an advisor to initiatives such as TechWomen, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA).

Sepideh (Sepi) Nasiri

Founder & CEO

Persian Women in Tech (PWIT)

After an education in Oslo, Paria spent 8 year with Varner-Gruppen, as buyer and managerial roles, before transferring to Floyd by Smith, spending the next decade leading their international expansion across the MENA region. Following the birth of her first child, Paria founded blowout&go order to fulfil a clear gap in the market for a professional yet affordable mobile hair styling service in Dubai. Under her leadership as CEO the group has expanded to be regarded as one of the leading beauty brands in the region. Her distinct style and personality has led Paria to become one of the most talked about social and cultural influencers in the region, regularly working in partnership with major brands to assist in their marketing campaigns. Her remit has now expanded as blowout&go goes global with its beauty tech platform bgX. A groundbreaking new service delivering professional salon stylists to the customers via a global partnership with Uber. It has launched in London, Paris and Dubai and will move to the US in 2018.

After an education in Oslo, Paria spent 8 year with Varner-Gruppen, as buyer and managerial roles, before transferring to Floyd by Smith, spending the next decade leading their international expansion across the MENA region. Following the birth of her first child, Paria founded blowout&go order to fulfil a clear gap in the market for a professional yet affordable mobile hair styling service in Dubai. Under her leadership as CEO the group has expanded to be regarded as one of the leading beauty brands in the region. Her distinct style and personality has led Paria to become one of the most talked about social and cultural influencers in the region, regularly working in partnership with major brands to assist in their marketing campaigns. Her remit has now expanded as blowout&go goes global with its beauty tech platform bgX. A groundbreaking new service delivering professional salon stylists to the customers via a global partnership with Uber. It has launched in London, Paris and Dubai and will move to the US in 2018.

Paria Ghorashi

Founder & Chief Creative Officer

Blowout & Go

Khashayar is a Director of GQR, an award-winning search specialist organisation uniting the most talented people from STEM backgrounds with pioneering organisations throughout Europe, the Americas, and Asia-Pacific.    After graduating from the University of Surrey with honours in Management, Khashayar joined GQR in London where he leads their EMEA practice and is responsible for GQR’s global growth strategy across the Banking & Finance, Life Science, Technology, and Energy & Engineering sectors.    Born in London to a third-generation Iranian family in the UK, he has maintained a passionate connection to Iran and the success of the community across the globe.    He is a Tech enthusiast having previously studying Software Design & Development and is now involved with some crowdsourcing platforms focusing on technology start-ups.

Khashayar is a Director of GQR, an award-winning search specialist organisation uniting the most talented people from STEM backgrounds with pioneering organisations throughout Europe, the Americas, and Asia-Pacific.

After graduating from the University of Surrey with honours in Management, Khashayar joined GQR in London where he leads their EMEA practice and is responsible for GQR’s global growth strategy across the Banking & Finance, Life Science, Technology, and Energy & Engineering sectors.

Born in London to a third-generation Iranian family in the UK, he has maintained a passionate connection to Iran and the success of the community across the globe.

He is a Tech enthusiast having previously studying Software Design & Development and is now involved with some crowdsourcing platforms focusing on technology start-ups.

Khashayar shahmiri

Director

GQR Global Markets

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