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Mandana Dayani        

Entrepreneur, Activist, Attorney, Angel Investor & Co-Founder of "I am a Voter"

Mandana Dayani is an attorney, entrepreneur, angel investor, and the Creator and Co-founder of I am a voter a nonpartisan civic engagement organization. She is a proven leader with experience building and launching brands across entertainment, media, fashion, tech, politics, biotech, and beauty.

Dayani began her career as a corporate attorney at international law firm, Paul Hastings. She then worked as a commercial talent agent before going in house with client, Rachel Zoe, where she launched and lead the company’s initiatives in business development, digital media, strategic investments, licensing, publishing, endorsements, and television production. After 6 years, Dayani joined EBTH as Chief Brand Officer where she served as part of the leadership team which raised $84.5 million in venture capital, built its strategy and teams across all its consumer-facing functions, and developed, sold and served as the Executive Producer of its eponymous TV show on HGTV. She is the founder of The Learning Series, an event series for women leaders, and serves as an advisor to several female founded companies. In 2018, Dayani created and co-founded I am a voter, which has since generated billions of media impressions and has partnered with hundreds of companies such as the NBA, CAA, Disney, Sony, NFL, Paramount, Bumble, Gap, H&M, Snapchat, Instagram, Tom Ford, and CFDA, to promote civic engagement. In 2020, she co-hosted The Dissenters podcast with actress and activist, Debra Messing, where they highlighted the journeys of 20 of their heroes in an effort to inspire activism in others.

Dayani earned her JD from the USC Gould School of Law and her BA from the University of Southern California. She is an immigrant from Iran and lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their two daughters. She credits her experience immigrating to the United States as a religious refugee as one of the most formative inspirations behind her activism.

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