On the evening of July 10th the IBM Innovation Center in Silicon Valley held an event with Roya Mahboob, a world-renown Afghan woman entrepreneur who is on the list of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world: http://time100.time.com/2013/04/18/time-100/slide/roya-mahboob/
Roya Mahboob is CEO of the Afghan Citadel Software Company and co-founder of the Womens Annex Foundation (womensannexfoundation.org), whose mission is "womens digital literacy for social good".
The very act of founding and running a company in Afghanistan is life-threatening.
IBM was one of Roya Mahboob's first partners when she got started in Afghanistan.
IBM Innovation Center Silicon Valley had the pleasure of hosting an event to help spread the word about Womens Annex Foundation in the hopes of raising funds to continue their effort.
The target sum is not large ($330k) and the impact will move mountains. $3600 was raised at the three hour evening event. Dana Nachman (Emmy Winner) attended our session to interview Roya.
Over 50,000 female students connected to the internet through Women Annex Foundation projects created by #royam