Saeedeh Ghods

Saeedeh Ghods is a successful Iranian writer and philanthropist born in Tehran in 1951. She has penned several books. Her historical novel Kimia Khatoon, which was published in 2004, was on its 25th reprint by 2012. Ghods is a founding member of the charitable Society to Support Children Suffering from Cancer, a very active Iranian NGO known by its Persian acronym MAHAK. She decided to set up the center in 1991 when her own child won her battle with cancer. She was 45th on the list of Wall Street Journal's 2008 Top 50 Woman to Watch.

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