Anousheh Ansari brings more than two decades as a successful serial entrepreneur for “Prodea Systems”, where she serves as chairman. Ansari captured headlines around the world as the first female private space explorer. In addition, she earned a place in history as the fourth private explorer to visit space, and the first astronaut of Iranian descent.
She has received multiple honors, including the Working Woman's National Entrepreneurial Excellence Award, George Mason University's Entrepreneurial Excellence Award.
In addition to her business achievements, Anousheh Ansari actively pursues ways to enable social entrepreneurs to bring about radical change globally.