From Afghanistan to Silicon Valley: Sophia Mahfooz’s story of hope and resilience


When I initially spoke to Sophia Mahfooz, I was mostly interested in her new promotion within Girls in Tech (GiT), a non-profit focused on getting women around the world a chance at proper STEM education and employment. She had recently been appointed Chief Operations Officer, and was now responsible for GiT’s female-only pitch competition, AMPLIFY. Mahfooz has a pleasant English-accented voice, and she’s very easy to both listen and talk to. When I mention a favorite true crime writer in passing, she asks me to send her links to some of his stories. Put a couple of cups of Earl…

This story continues at The Next Web

from UK – The Next Web https://thenextweb.com/uk/2017/09/08/afghanistan-silicon-valley-sophia-mahfooz-hope-resilience/

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