Mahnaz Afkhami (Right) is founder and president of Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development, and Peace (WLP), executive director of Foundation for Iranian Studies, and former Minister of State for Women's Affairs in Iran.
Born in Kerman, Iran, she founded the Association of Iranian University Women and served as Secretary General of the Women's Organization of Iran prior to the Islamic revolution.
In exile in the United States, Ms. Afkhami has been a leading advocate of women's rights for more than three decades.
Elena Shore interviewed Ms. Afkhami for New America Media: Iranian Women Bring Century of Activism to Protests
At nearly 80, United Farmworkers Union co-founder Dolores Huerta (Right) personifies the phrase she coined, “Sí se puede!” which Barack Obama borrowed and translated as “Yes, we can!”
New America Media editor Khalil Abdullah interviewed Huerta, who was honored as an extraordinary older woman at the AARP Diversity Conference in Chicago: At Nearly 80, Sí, Dolores Huerta Can