Golnaz Hashemzadeh

As a young child, Golnaz Hashemzadeh (Iran) fled with her parents to Sweden. She graduated from the Stockholm School of Economics, where she was the eighth woman in the school’s history, and the first with a foreign background, to be elected President of the Student Association. She was named one of 50 Goldman Sachs Global Leaders in 2005 before founding the non-profit organization Inkludera Invest. She Is Not Me, her debut novel, was published in Sweden in 2012 to great critical acclaim. She lives in Stockholm. Photo: © Carl von Arbin