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March 8, 2017

"Mile 46: Face to Face in Maasailand" was released on International Women's Day, March 8, 2016 in honor of the incredible and disenfranchised Maasai women who took me in in 1988. 

Reading my those journals of my youth that provide the foundation of the book and writing...

June 20, 2016

On Friday, June 24, 2016, President Obama will speak at the 7th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit. The United States is hosting this year's summit in the Silicon Valley, where perhaps more entrepreneurs have achieved success than anywhere else in the country. Previ...

These were my remarks from my presentation at the State Department on June 9, 2016

With the recent death of Mohammed Ali, news outlets and friends reviewed both the triumphs and the controversies that defined his life. So many of Ali’s actions and so much of what he sa...

March 30, 2016

Insights into creative processes are like windows onto tiny universes. There is mystery in creation, and curious people want a peek! So in the spirit of sharing, I have comprised a list of what you might need to write a book. Enjoy.


1. Patience. 


From the very first id...

Celebrating "Mile 46" on International Women's Day


Yasamin Beitollahi Digital Media Professional, Huffington Post Contributor, Speaker, Passionate about Gender Equality


Yasamin Beitollahi

This post was co-authored by Dr. Nina Ansary.

Celebrated globally on March 8th, the...

February 24, 2016

Earlier this month, I met a fellow traveler who in 1988 made a journey of sorts to Kenya. We had never met before, though of course I knew who he was-- who doesn't?


In 1988, each of us had a different reason to go to Kenya: On his first trip there, President Obama went...

December 4, 2015

I grew up in Los Angeles and I am going to validate the fantasy that so many people imagine life growing up in the shadow of Hollywood might be: I knew and saw celebrities all the time.  A valuable lesson that I learned from my famous friends is that with exposure to s...

December 2, 2015

What my husband was actually fantasizing about was renting a seaside house on some tropical island and having all of our friends come to celebrate his 50th birthday. But he came up with a much more romantic plan: The two of us would go to Paris for a long weekend.


We f...

September 19, 2015

I've never started a hashtag before, though I thought it was clever when friends of mine were crowdsourcing a name for their new pound pup that I suggested the dog be called "Hashtag." In fact, they named her "Pip" which is a much better name, and suits her much better...

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