Roya Mahboob

Tech Entrepreneur & Women’s Rights Activist

Roya was one of the first female tech CEOs in Afghanistan. A serial entrepreneur with a determination to use technology to transform the futures of women and girls, she is CEO of Afghan Citadel Software Company, Bright Citizen  (Coffee & Tea) and the Digital Citizen Fund which supports digital literacy for women and children in developing countries. The Digital Citizen Fund has established 13 IT classrooms, has 13,000 graduates and has given internet access to 55,000 people. Roya is a champion of the world famous and award-winning Afghan Girls Robotics team, The Afghan Dreamers. Roya is currently developing plans to build STEM schools in hard to reach places and to use blockchain technology to unlock new opportunities for entrepreneurs. She is a woman on a mission to use tech to transforms the lives and livelihoods of millions of women and girls.

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