Empowering Women Through Sports | Katayoun Khosrowyar | TEDxKish


Football is a universal language. While having to play with the hijab, Iranian women found a way to pursue their dreams and be more determined to win.

American born-Iranian living the tales of two lives; one as a chemical engineer and the other exploring the world through football. This game it is a symbol of peace and encounters team-work, discipline and leadership. Her journey started when she moved to Iran from the U.S.A at 17 and was selected as a national team player of a country where female team sports was thought to be sacrilegious, but it turned to be the complete opposite.

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