Maral Yazarloo

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Dr. Maral Yazarloo-Pattrick
Dr Maral Yazarloo-Pattrick

Dr. Maral Yazarloo-Pattrick (born Maral Yazarloo; November 18, 1981) is an Iran-born motor-biking world record holder, fashion designer, artist, marketing professional, motivational speaker and campaigner of women’s rights.

Early life and education[edit]

Dr. Maral Yazarloo-Pattrick was born in Kelarabad,[1] a city located in the North of Iran. She was raised and received her education in Iran. She secured a bachelor's degree in Business Development (BBD) from Kar University in Tehran. In 2004, she relocated to India to pursue her master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) and PhD in Marketing from the University of Pune.

Corporate career[edit]

Dr. Maral Yazarloo-Pattrick started her corporate career with an India-based realty company 'Panchshil'[2] in 2006 and served as Head of Retail and Marketing for 11 years till March 2017.

Fashion Design & Art[edit]

Dr. Maral Yazarloo-Pattrick studied fashion design in Milan and start her fashion label[3] ‘House of Maral Yazarloo’ in 2012. She made her debut as a fashion designer at a show in Paris[4][5] and also showcased her collections in Rome, London,[6][7] India[8] and Dubai.[9][10] Maral has also showcased her ceramic art and canvas paintings at five exhibitions in Iran and India. Her flagship store[11] and design workshop are located in Pune, India.

Biking[edit]

As of 2018, Dr. Maral Yazarloo-Pattrick holds the record for the highest mileage on a super bike for ladies, with over 250,000 km. Her achievements in the biking world have earned her the title of the ‘Queen of Superbikes of India’.

Her first bike was a Harley Davidson[12] 48 and then the Harley Nightrod Special. She is first Lady of Harley[13] to attend most of the rides in India and across the world, and has clocked the highest kilometers in span of 5 years.

She is the first lady owner of Ducati & BMW GS motorcycles in India, was the HOG[14][15] (Harley Owners Group) Officer (2015) and the Vice President of the Ducati Club (2016). She also started the riding group ‘Ladies of Harley’ and is the Founder of the first-ever Ladies Super Bike Club ‘Lady Riders of India’.[16]

Solo World Biking Tour - 'Ride To Be One'[edit]

In March 2017, Dr. Maral Yazarloo-Pattrick commenced a solo[17] world biking tour across seven continents (Asia, Australia, North America, South America, Antarctica, Africa and Europe) with no backup or team.

The ride started from India and through 18 consecutive months, Maral covered 64 countries and traversed over 110,000 km. This solo bike ride is set to break stereotypes[18] and create the world record for women bikers in Asia and Middle East.

Maral is currently campaigning[19] for Iranian women to get driving licenses and permission to ride motorbikes. She is also an advocate for awareness about rape and domestic violence on women.

Influence[edit]

Dr. Maral Yazarloo-Pattrick has been a speaker and panelist on industry forums that include the Retail Forum in Las Vegas, LFS (Luxury, Fashion & Style) Conclave in India and ADL Milan. She has also been a motivational speaker at forums that include TEDx[20] SIUKirkee Pune, Virginia Commonwealth University of Qatar and Symbiosis International University.

In February 2017, Dr. Maral Yazarloo-Pattrick received the ‘Pune’s Most Powerful’[21] award from Femina Magazine, India.

In September 2017, KIRN radio station in USA aired an interview with Maral about her biking ride across the world. In July 2018, BBC News aired an interview with Maral, covering her world ride and her awareness campaign for Iranian women. Later that year, the BBC News listed her as one of their '100 Inspiring and Influential Women from around the world for 2018'.[22] .

Personal life[edit]

Dr. Maral Yazarloo-Pattrick has lived in Pune, India since 2004. An ardent traveller, Maral has also backpacked across 67 countries around the world. She married[23] Alexander William Pattrick in October 2017 at Machu Picchu in Peru, while on her solo world biking ride. During the last 6 months of her ride, she was pregnant[24]. Her daughter, Nafas Elizabeth Pattrick was born in November 2018. Dr. Maral Yazarloo-Pattrick currently resides in New Delhi, India.

Media Coverage[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maral Yazarloo (2016-09-06), video for TEDx Sep-16/India, retrieved 2018-07-14
  2. ^ "Who is Dr. Maral Yazarloo and why she's a total badass?". Motorsport World. 2018-01-06. Retrieved 2018-07-14.
  3. ^ "A Chat With Maral Yazarloo - FashionForRoyals". fashionforroyals.com. Retrieved 2018-07-14.
  4. ^ Maral Yazarloo (2014-02-27), Maral Yazarloo - SUNRISE - Spring Summer Collection, Paris 2013, retrieved 2018-07-14
  5. ^ Maral Yazarloo (2014-02-27), Maral Yazarloo -SUNRISE - Paris 2013 - Interview, retrieved 2018-07-14
  6. ^ Maral Yazarloo (2015-10-01), DejaVu by Dr.Maral Yazarloo - London Fashion week 2015-Fashion Scout-SS16, retrieved 2018-07-14
  7. ^ The Glass Pineapple (2015-09-19), Maral - House of Middle East & Asia Freemasons' Hall SS16 London Fashion Week 2015, retrieved 2018-07-14
  8. ^ Maral Yazarloo (2015-06-26), Times Wedding Bridal Collection - Maral Yazarloo , June 2015, retrieved 2018-07-14
  9. ^ "Maral Yazarloo". Fashion Tv Blog. 2015-07-26. Retrieved 2018-07-14.
  10. ^ Maral Yazarloo (2015-04-30), Maral Yazarloo - FEVER Spring Summer Collection, Dubai-2015, retrieved 2018-07-14
  11. ^ Maral Yazarloo (2014-09-29), Maral Yazarloo - Store Opening, JW Marriott, Pune-India, retrieved 2018-07-14
  12. ^ Alam, Tanvir (2016-10-05). "Meet Maral Yazarloo: The woman who owns four superbikes including a Harley & a Ducati!". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2018-07-14.
  13. ^ "The Gundi on the Night Rod". Man's World India. 2014-10-01. Retrieved 2018-07-14.
  14. ^ harleydavidsonindia (2013-11-13), The Freedom Stories -- Maral Yazarloo, Harley-Davidson owner, Seven islands chapter, Mumbai, retrieved 2018-07-14
  15. ^ "In high gear". www.telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 2018-07-14.
  16. ^ "8 All-Women Biker Clubs That Are Blazing a Trail Across India". The Better India. 2016-05-05. Retrieved 2018-07-14.
  17. ^ "This Pune woman is biking solo across the 7 continents". Condé Nast Traveller India. 2018-03-29. Retrieved 2018-07-14.
  18. ^ "9 Indian Female Riders Who Are Breaking All The Stereotypes – Wheelstreet". www.wheelstreet.com. Retrieved 2018-07-14.
  19. ^ Tripathi, Shailaja (2018-05-02). "This woman rider travels across the world for her cause". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2018-07-14.
  20. ^ TEDx Talks (2017-01-04), Made of Dreams | Maral Yazarloo | TEDxSIUKirkee, retrieved 2018-07-14
  21. ^ "Unveiling the cover of Femina presents Pune's Most Powerful 2016-17". femina.in. Retrieved 2018-07-14.
  22. ^ "BBC 100 Women 2018: Who is on the list?". BBC News. 2018-11-19. Retrieved 2018-11-21.
  23. ^ "'Ride to be One' Part 7: Peru - Fastbikes india". fastbikesindia.com. Retrieved 2018-07-14.
  24. ^ "Riders You Should Know: Dr. Maral Yazarloo-Pattrick".