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admin / November 27, 2018

Building a Skilled GirlForce: Lessons from Roya Mahboob


“Afghanistan is one of the world’s most challenging places for girls with a hunger to learn. Yet Roya was fascinated with technology and determined to pursue her passion. She enrolled in computer courses and went on to earn her degree in computer science from Herat University. In 2010, she co-founded the Afghan Citadel Software Company (ACSC). They used their company to bring more women into Afghanistan’s growing tech market, by hiring a workforce that was 70 percent women. By the age twenty-three, Roya was not only Afghanistan’s first female tech CEO, but also a champion working to empower the next generation of Afghan female leaders.” Read more at CFR: https://www.cfr.org/blog/building-skilled-girlforce-lessons-roya-mahboob