How Afghan Women Are Coding for Tomorrow

Roya Mahboob


2016 OFF in Oslo


Roya Mahboob is Afghanistan’s first female tech CEO and founder of Citadel Software, a software development company based in Herat. Mahboob took the stage at the Oslo Freedom Forum to detail her work helping young girls in her home country find success through technological education. Her nonprofit, the Digital Citizen Fund, gives women in Afghanistan a chance to gain independence and a digital voice. Mahboob’s efforts are empowering a new generation of girls who are ready to take on a patriarchal tech world.

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