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Anousheh Ansari can also identify as successful woman entrepreneur in the world. She ( born September 12, 1966 in Mashhad, Iran) is an engineer and the Iranian-American co-founder and chairman of Prodea Systems. Her previous business accomplishments include serving as co-founder and CEO of Telecom Technologies, Inc. (TTI)
She received her Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and computer science at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia and her master's degree at George Washington University in Washington D.C.
Telecom technologies was acquired by Sonus Networks, Inc. in 2001 in a stock-for-stock transaction for 10.8 million shares of Sonus stock. Anousheh Ansari became "a vice president of Sonus and general manager of Sonus' new INtelligentIP division.
She is also the first woman space tourist-astronaut. She talks about her $20-million trip to the International Space Station in 2006 with Forbes Adventurer Jim Clash in above video.
5th Successful Woman Entrepreneur - Tan Le from Vietnam
Born in Vietnam, Tan migrated to Australia as a refugee with her family in 1982. Tan was awarded a KPMG Accounting Scholarship at the age of sixteen, and entered Melbourne’s Monash University in 1997. She went on to complete a combined Bachelor of Commerce/Laws (Honors) in 1998 and started her career with one of Australia's leading law firms. Tan Le was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in 2000.
As president of the Vietnamese Community of Footscray Association, she made a number of contributions to charities and newspapers throughout Melbourne.
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