AIWA Thrive

AIWA THRIVE shares the stories of individuals from around the world who are positively impacting our community as they lead with purpose.

April 12, 2021

Tatiana der Avedissian is the Business Development Manager at World Ocean Initiative– Economist Group. Trustee and Vice President of Alkionides UK and Trustee and Advisor of the Armenian Institute.


April 9, 2021

Teny Avakian is the CEO of a sports for social impact organization Girls of Armenia Leadership Soccer (GOALS) and resides full-time in Armenia.


April 7, 2021

Emma Ohanian is the Media and Technology Consultant at FTI Consulting, Operations at Kooyrigs, Advisor at MIASEEN Inc., Advisor at Generation She.


April 5, 2021

Sir Timothy David Straight is Honorary Consul of Finland in Armenia, Honorary Consul of Norway in Armenia, Founder and Executive Director of the Homeland Development Initiative Foundation and HDIF Trading LLC


April 2, 2021

Lena Gasparyan, President, Armenian Cultural Association, South Australia. At the age of 26, Lena was elected the president of the Armenian Cultural Association of South Australia. She has served the community in this role from 2011-2015 and again from 2018-current, being the first female president since the 1960’s Armenian migration to South Australia and establishment of the community.


April 1, 2021

Emma Mesrobian, is a dancer, choreographer and dance educator.  She “creates stories through movements” and turns non-dancers into dancers.


April 30, 2020

Lusine Nadiryan was born and raised in Armenia, Yerevan and moved to USA when  at the age of 25. She graduated from Armenian State Pedagogical University after Khachatur Abovyan and earned her BA in Speech Therapy and Pathology.

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April 29, 2020

Carmen Antonian grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area where she went to school at the University of San Francisco earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in international business and marketing.