Zarangiz Huseynova

Country representing

Azerbaijan

Languages

Azerbaijani
Russian

Education

  • Azerbaijan State Oil Academy, BBA program.
  • Bachelors
  • - University of Massachusetts, USA. Social Entrepreneurship exchange program by U.S. Department of State, 2 month, - Entrepreneurship conference in Harvard university.

Current organisation

WoWoman / ALZA

Current role

Founder / CEO

Skills and Expertise

Retail
Social entrepreneurship
Social media
Teaching and training
Women’s rights

Areas of interest

Business
Education
Leadership

Website & Social Links

I am passionate about

Coming from a quite a conservative culture, I managed to build my own business at the age of 18 and took it from $200 to a chain of boutiques without any outside investment. I heard so many "it's impossible" kind of feedbacks through the whole journey, and one of the main reasons that people around always mentioned, was that I am a girl. I wanted to create a community and space to support professional and personal development of women towards their dreams and goals, so that they don't stay alone on this fight, as I had to. This is my story and why I care so much about Gender Equality and Quality Education, as I believe that specifically through quality education, the gender equality gap can be closed.

Actions

I have founded WoWoman 3 years ago. WoWoman is a women empowerment platform, which creates space and tools for women to be able to achieve the coolest, craziest and the most "impossible" dreams they have. In 3 years we went from just myself to a team of 50 volunteers, over 200 events and trainings, 40 programs, 7000 participants and 20.000 community members. We provide education on topics like IT, Entrepreneurship, Design on one side and Health, Confidence and Inspiration on the other. Combining both online and offline tools. More details here: http://wowoman.org/