ABOUT NOOSHEEN HASHEMI
Noosheen Hashemi, President and co-founder of The HAND Foundation, is a philanthropist with a passion for entrepreneurship and economic development. Since 2003, she has led The HAND Foundation's efforts to prevent child sexual abuse, strengthen the global middle class and advance the philanthropic sector. Ms. Hashemi is also a board member of the New America Foundation and a trustee of the India Community Center.
From 2006 to 2011 Ms. Hashemi co-founded and chaired PARSA Community Foundation, the first Iranian-American community foundation. Since 1997 Ms. Hashemi has been an independent investor and advisor in the software industry. In 1996, she joined Quote.com, a profitable personal finance pioneer, as Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
Prior to that Ms. Hashemi held various management positions at Oracle
Corporation between 1985 and 1995, where she took active part in
software's meteoric rise as an industry. She was appointed Director of
Finance and Administration in 1988 and named Vice President in 1990.
In 1991, she won Oracle's "Against All Odds Award" for her role in the
company's financial turnaround. In 1993, she led expansion of Oracle
services as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for
Oracle's Worldwide Education.
Ms. Hashemi has served on the board of MIT's Iranian Studies Program as well as the advisory board of Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and Executives. She has been awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and CEDAW Human Rights Award for Philanthropy. She holds a B.S. in Economics from San Jose State University and an M.S. in Management from Stanford's Graduate School of Business, where she became a Sloan Fellow.