کتایون اشرف، نائب رئیس بانوان فدراسیون قایقرانی
Katayoon Ashraf was born in 1968 in Tehran. She is known as a instructor, coach and a strong woman. She and her colleagiues received training in canoeing in the US and were featured in USA Today.
Ashraf is the head of Slalom and Wild Water Committee of Iran Canoe Federation since 2015. She acts as an Iran National Women Slalom team coach since 2014.
Some people believe that bringing women into river alone is dangerous, some would say it is not possible for women to be here, but there are some individuals not only trust the women but also support them. What she wants to say is that: be like a river. If a river stopped with a rock it will change the path to see the sea.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.