Journey ’19 Presenters
Firuzeh Mahmoudi is a serial social entrepreneur currently working on her fourth start-up.
She is founder and CEO of United for Iran. United for Iran was launched in 2009 in response to the disputed election, and ensuing violence and repression, of the regime of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The organization held events in 110 cities in partnership with 7 Nobel Laureates and the band U2.
Today, United for Iran hosts and organizes an online network of more than 55,000 activists around the world who advocate for Iranian human rights. U4I also developed and maintains the Iran Prison Atlas, the most comprehensive database of Iranian political prisoners, the judges that incarcerated them, and the prisons they languish in. The Atlas is now the leading source of information for journalists, activists, diplomats, UN bodies, and policy advocates around the world. U4I also develops civic technologies and runs an app-development incubator focused on Iranian civil society.
United for Iran’s latest and largest project, IranCubator, is building the platform, the processes, and technology stack to bring secure mobile applications to mobile phones in Iran. These applications protect women from harassment and domestic abuse, promote electoral transparency, and protect the rights of ethnic minorities. Irancubator is the only civic technology project focused on Iran.
FIruzeh Mahmoudi helped launch and direct a $13 million UN project to promote environmentally benign health practices around the world. She was a founding member and the Chair of the Board of Golestan —an Iranian cultural and language immersion school that won the Ashoka award in 2015.
Born in Egypt residing in the pacific northwest. Portland and Seattle based DJ and producer well known for moving the dance floor with his tribal sounds. He is loved for his multi genre house & bass sets. Ocyris aims for positive, uplifting, happy & silly vibes. He’ll take you on an inspiring musical journey in every set.
Pamela Slim is an author, community builder, consultant and former corporate director of training and development at Barclays Global Investors. She focused her first decade in business on creating and delivering training programs for large companies such as HP, Charles Schwab, 3Com, Chevron and Cisco Systems.
Since 2005, Pam has advised thousands of entrepreneurs as well as companies serving the small business market such as Infusionsoft, Progressive Insurance, Constant Contact, and Prezi. Pam partnered with author Susan Cain to build and launch The Quiet Revolution and the Quiet Leadership Institute.
Pam is best known for her first book Escape from Cubicle Nation: From Corporate Prisoner to Thriving Entrepreneur, along with her follow-up Body of Work: Finding the Thread That Ties Your Story Together (2014). Both published under Penguin/Portfolio.
In 2016, Pam launched the Main Street Learning Lab in Mesa, Arizona, as a grassroots, community-based think tank for small business economic acceleration.
Jade Kanui Roque is a passionate advocate for the expansion of heart-centered practices that are reforming our culture. She works with groups and individuals using reiki, chakra healing, bodywork and oracle guidance. By leading workshops and circles throughout the Seattle area, she aims to usher in the new paradigm and platform for social equity, self-care, and holistic wellness.
Ella Marie is a Spiritual Warrior. Her passion is to guide the collective to elevate and heal with her teachings and tools that she has learned through her years of studying resiliency and transmuting pain. Through touch therapy, alignment coaching, and intuitive guidance, she helps her clients to deepen their spiritual connection, gain clarity of their desires, and live in their full power.
Tonic Tribe is a captivating dance and performance troupe of accomplished dancers, experience curators, and fire performers based out of the Pacific Northwest. Collectively, we provide professional and unique entertainment for all audiences. Tonic Tribe members have experience ranging in many dance styles and training. Our eclectic repertoire showcases classical dance training, burlesque, improvisational performance, and flow arts. Our artistic vision is built on community and innovative collaboration, aspiring to enthrall audiences through hypnotic artistic experiences.