'TEAMWORK BUILDS TRUST AND THE TRUST
We have a team of skilled professionals and talented leaders who contribute their time and talent to our mission. Our flexible hours encourage volunteers to become involved. We are thankful for our amazing volunteers!
IKA ALIYEVA, FOUNDER
Femigrant from Azerbaijan. The winner of 4 various international educational and leadership programs. An Alumni of Edmund S. Muskie Exchange Program. Owner of Nurtravel.org . As a primary job, Ika Aliyeva provides public content support at Instagram/Facebook. Blogging, social media and photography are her passions. Loves traveling and international cuisine. Speaks English, Turkish, Russian and (native) Azerbaijani languages.
MAMMAD KARIM, BOARD MEMBER
Serial entrepreneur and investor. The Founder of the first investment funds for early- stage start-ups in Azerbaijan, Khazar Ventures. His portfolio covers start-ups in Ireland, Turkey, Jordan and Belgium. Leads an accelerator program for local startups, helping them to grow in Azerbaijan and expand to international markets. Mr Karimov launched two online media channels and Digital Marketing Institute in Azerbaijan.
AYGUN SULEYMANOVA, BOARD MEMBER
Femigrant from Azerbaijan. A mentor who is passionate about supporting women to realize their full potential and drive their careers forward. Aygun is the creator of Mentoring Women in Tech group and speaks at Women of Silicon Valley conference series. In her 8 years in US, she has taken her own career from an intern at a small startup in Miami to a Product Marketing Director at Salesforce.
GIZEM KOCAK, SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
Femigrant from Turkey. She graduated BA in English Language and Literature. Her favorite quote is: “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone”
RAIQ ALIYEV, WEBDEVELOPER
Raiq is originally from Lankaran, Azerbaijan. He has been a very active since his high school as Ika Aliyeva used to be his teacher many years ago. Currently he works for Lankaran Local TV Channel. He immediately accepted the idea to support Femigrants’ project and worked days and nights to develop this nice blog.
PARA DEAN, OUTREACH COORDINATOR AND LIVE MODERATOR
Femigrant from Iran. She is passionate and effective advocate for causes that fundamentally change people’s lives. She loves interacting with people and has an excellent communication skills. She helps Femigrants by engaging with Middle East community and moderating live interview with entrepreneurs via Facebook.
CATHYA LOPEZ, MARKETING ASSOCIATE
Currently works on the Community Operations team at Instagram and assists the platform users. She also has her own jewelry collective called Casa De Gitanas where she leads a team of talented women. She is passionate about empowerment, building community, and also enjoys using her creativity to express herself.
MAMMAD KARIM, BOARD MEMBER
Previously working as an Editorial Assistant and Oxford University Press and an editor and Cognella Academic Publishing, Claire’s interest in participating in this project stems from her desire to promote women and women’s rights.