Mehran Sorourian: Immigrant, Entrepreneur, Ex-Scientist, Public Speaker
Mehran was born and raised in Iran and moved to the United States with a single entry dependent visa before she turned 20. Together they had four bags, $3000, 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 once dreamed of.
Mehran holds a Master's degree in biology, and with almost a decade of experience in the biotech industry, she does what she loves the most. Coaching, supporting, and advocating for immigrants and minorities.
She founded two organizations supporting immigrants, especially women in different aspects of their lives (enhancing their communication skills, cultural integration, confidence building, business building, leadership,...).
In 2021, Mehran received the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Rising star award for her efforts in supporting immigrant women in building and expanding their businesses during the pandemic. The project was called Joy during difficult times. (Khoshhaulam)
Her podcast, Empowering conversationZ , which aims to empower immigrants through storytelling has been downloaded over 17K times worldwide sharing over 50 different stories, insights and solutions to immigrants pressing issues.
Mehran also leads San Diego HR Associations' DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging) efforts bringing awareness to the HR community on ways to provide equitable opportunities for immigrants & minorities.
Mehran's passion is
"Supporting visionary leaders who are unaware of their power and those who are limited by their language, cultural beliefs, or gender roles."
Fun facts about Mehran: She enjoys dancing, hiking, and gardening. She brings her garden flowers inside her home and her office and drinks herbal tea every chance she gets. Meaningful conversations are her love language, and she has a low tolerance for dishonesty.