Refugee to Winner to COO: Inspiring Young Tech Female Entrepreneurs

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Nice profile of Girls in Tech COO Sophia Mahfooz from TaketheLeadWomen – The Movement Blog.

“I was born in the middle of nowhere.”

That is how Sophia Mahfooz, the 25-year-old chief operating officer of Girls In Tech, describes the start of her life. Since 1992, she has masterfully moved from her beginnings in Afghanistan near Peshawar, Pakistan to a global position for a non-profit based in Silicon Valley where she can change the lives of young women around the world.

Mahfooz describes how her parents and brother escaped from the Taliban when their home in Afghanistan was bombed and her mother was pregnant with her. Born on the outskirts of Afghanistan near Pakistan, Mahfooz says her family stayed in Peshwar for seven years “to gain some form of stability” before moving to London.

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