Iranian Lady – Aspirations & Advancement (10)
Welcome to the 10th and last episode of our interesting series titled “Iranian Lady – Aspirations and Advancement”, which we are presenting you every day on the occasion of the “Ten Days of Beneficence” that is celebrated in Islamic Iran every year to mark the first ten days of the month of Zil-Qa’dah, beginning with the birth anniversary of our Blessed Lady of Qom, Hazrat Fatema Ma’souma (Peace upon her) and ending with the auspicious birthday of her illustrious elder brother, Imam Reza (AS).
For your information the birthday of this virtuous lady is celebrated in Iran as “Daughter’s Day” to inspire Iranian women to greater heights.
In this series of Iranian Lady, Aspirations and Advancement, we got familiar with Iranian girls and women that indicate their powerful and effective presence in the society. This is proof of the fact that women in Islam are free to acquire all branches of knowledge, along with their spiritual growth and duties at home as wives and mothers in order to build the nucleus of a sound and healthy society.
Leader of the Islamic revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei describes the Iranian Muslim woman as follows: “Today, Iranian women proudly hold aloft the banner of their identity and cultural independence; today, Iranian ladies, by preserving their Hejab, have shown to the world their presence in all spheres of the society; today, women in our country are influential in different sectors, clad in the freedom of the Hejab that grants them dignity and safety in the work environment. The fact that a lady with her sense of motherhood and duty as a wife, efficiently handles management of a production unity, is an expert in her field and is a skilled entrepreneur, is indeed a source of honour for half of the country.”
Today, in the last programm of this ten-part series we get familiar with Dr. Soheila Salahshour Kordestani, a faculty member of Amir Kabir University of Technology and CEO of Chitotec Company. Her academic record is indeed brilliant and proves the dynamic role of Muslim women in society.
Soheila Salahshour holds a Bachelor of Chemistry degree from the University of Leicester, Britain, a Master’s degree in Fiber Science from the University of Leeds, and a Ph.D. in Protein Chemistry from the same university, in addition to a doctoral specialist in molecular biology from the University of Birmingham. She is currently the CEO of Chitotec Company, and has been in this position since 2001, as a senior consultant. Previously she was in charge of the medical equipment company Supa. Kordestani’s professional and scientific work is not limited to industry and production and the university. She has 22 inventions patented in her name.
This successful lady was nominated among the top 10 female entrepreneurs in Iran for providing appropriate services in the field of health. She has managed to record her wound healing products internationally in the countries of Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland and Britain. But this is not the end to the success of this Iranian woman.
She says: "Our slogan is a new thinking in health and treatment. As far as I can, and as long as I live, I will try to serve the people and invent the products that can save their lives. This is my greatest wish.”