Dr. Fatemeh Shirazi Named Woman of the Year

Microvi’s CEO and founder Dr. Fatemeh Shirazi has been named an Assembly District 20 Distinguished Woman of the Year, the company announced today. 

The annual award recognizes women who have made significant public contributions and accomplishments in California’s assembly district 20, which is represented by Assemblymember Bill Quirk. Dr. Shirazi is the business honoree of the award. 

“I am honored and humbled to have been named for this distinction. Microvi has been a pioneer of cutting-edge solutions for solving our world’s most pressing challenges, and I am proud to serve at the helm throughout this exciting time,” she said. 

Dr. Shirazi has been Microvi’s Chief Executive Officer since 2008, and previously held several executive positions at other companies. Under her leadership, Microvi has successfully scaled-up its suite of new and innovative technologies to commercial scale for water purification, wastewater treatment, and biobased chemicals production. In January 2015, Microvi closed its Series B round of financing. 

Each March the California State Assembly recognizes the contributions of women, which is done in celebration of Woman’s History Month. 

Dr. Shirazi and six other honorees will be recognized at a March 21 ceremony that will be held at the Chabot College Event Center in Hayward. The other distinguished women of the year are being honored for their contributions in other areas, including education, social justice, health, and public safety. 

About Microvi
Microvi is a green technology company based in the San Francisco Bay Area that delivers next-generation biotechnologies for the water, wastewater and renewable chemical industries. Microvi offers commercial technologies around the world to reduce waste, increase productivity and provide disruptive economics across the value chain. Learn more at www.microvi.com.



Karin Kidder, VP of Marketing