Sima Ladjevardian

Chair, National Women’s Business Council

Sima manages her own law practice while co-owning various family businesses, and was one of the first Iranian-American major party nominees for Congress. Her platform was based on providing affordable access to health care for all. For the last two years, Sima was appointed as Regional Director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), serving as HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra’s representative responsible for guiding and coordinating HHS policy initiatives as they related to state, local and tribal governments in Region 6 covering Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, as well as 68 federally recognized tribal nations. 

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