Mehran aims to elevate minorities with the goal of creating a more compassionate world.
In 2023, Mehran won 3rd place at the District 5 Toastmasters International Speech Competition. District 5 comprises 127 Toastmasters clubs in the San Diego area.
In 2021, Mehran received the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Rising star award for supporting over 100 immigrant women in building and expanding their businesses during the pandemic. (Read more here, Khoshhaulam)
Her podcast, Empowering conversationZ , empowers immigrants through storytelling and has been downloaded over 17K times worldwide.
Mehran leads San Diego HR Associations' DIBE (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging) committee bringing awareness to the HR community on ways to provide equitable opportunities for immigrants & minorities.
Mehran is an Immigrant, Entrepreneur, Ex-Scientist, and Public Speaker.
Mehran was born and raised in Iran and migrated to the States with a single entry dependent visa before she turned 20 with her husband, four bags, $3000 in their pockets, and a big dream.
20 years post their migration, Mehran feels they achieved their goals and more. Together they live in Del Mar, CA, with their young boy pursuing the careers they both feel connected with.
Mehran holds a Master's degree in biology. With almost a decade of experience in the biotech industry and 8 peer-reviewed published articles, she does what she loves the most—coaching, supporting, and advocating for immigrants and minorities.
In 2016 & 2020, Mehran founded two organizations supporting immigrants in enhancing their communication skills to build their businesses and lead their lives regardless of their cultural and environmental limitations.
An equitable world where our biases are explored and acted upon.
Developing aware leaders and employees who communicate effectively free of biases.
Mehran enjoys dancing, reading, and gardening. She brings her garden flowers inside her home and office and drinks herbal tea every chance. Deep meaningful conversations excite her the most.