Intercultural & Diversity
TIME Women of the Year 2023, Journalist, Activist & Author
Masih Alinejad is an Iranian-American journalist and women’s rights activist who gained worldwide attention when she removed her veil, or hijab, and posted a photo on her Facebook page standing proudly with her hair blowing in the wind.
Co-Founder, NYCNext & MaryamB LLC, Award-Winning Chief Marketing Officer
A purpose-driven CMO who led four major businesses through sweeping transformation and growth, Banikarim captured national attention with her viral NYTimes essay on taking a "pause" at the height of her highly successful career.
Afghan American Actress & Activist
Azita Ghanizada began her journey to the U.S. as a political refugee when her family fled Afghanistan, where they gained asylum. It was the world of TV that captured her imagination and set her on a strictly tabooed path for a girl from Afghanistan.