Hello, my name is Dr. Fariba Parsa, I am the founder and CEO of Self- Empowerment Academy especially designed to empower Iranian women refugees.
I was born in Iran but I left the country when I was 17 years old. I became a refuge in Denmark, learned Danish and studied at university, got my Master Degree in political science and a PhD in sociology. I was elected to several Danish national organizations as board member worked with human/ women rights, and democracy.
I was honored to be accepted as visiting post-doctoral fellow at Harvard university in the USA, worked at George Mason University in Virginia as assistant research professor, be Farsi instructor, become the founder and president of nonprofit organization, Women’s E-Learning in Leadership, and work as nonresident scholar at the Middle East Institute in Washington DC.
It is difficult to change the country, learn a new language and become an active citizen in the new country. I know you, who read this text , can also be successful in your life. I believe the first step for empowerment is when we have the courage to know ourselves, our values, and be responsible, and committed to win over circumstances.
All my life I focused and still focus on learning and growing, empower myself and helping other women to empower themselves to make a positive change in their own life, their families, and in their community.