Roya Mahboob

About Roya

Roya Mahboob is an Afghan entrepreneur and philanthropist focused on building #DigitalLiteracy for women and children in developing countries. Roya is the Founder and CEO of Afghan Citadel Software Company (ACSC) , which is based in Afghanistan. Roya founded ACSC with the intention to facilitate more jobs for recent graduates, especially girls, and help them find opportunities in the new IT markets of Afghanistan. Roya’s personal goal for #Digital Literacy is to bridge the gap between developed and developing countries by offering practical online skills in her new company and platform EdyEdy for youth in developing countries.

Roya Mahboob is also a Board Member and president of the Digital Citizen Fund ” Formally Women’s Annex Foundation”, a non-profit organization focused on #DigitalLiteracy to empower women and children in developing countries , and sits on the Advisory Board of Forbes school of business of Ashford University , Resolution project and the Global Thinkers Forum organization. Roya was named to TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World for 2013 for her work in building internet classrooms in high schools in Afghanistan. The TIME 100 essay was written by Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg who is also the author of “Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead”. She is also a Member of the 2014 Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards , Civic Innovators and Young Leader of World Economic Form.