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Roya Mahboob Afghan entrepreneur and businesswoman Roya Mahboob is president of the Afghan Citadel Software Company, a software-development company based in Herat, Afghanistan. Mahboob also chairs the Women’s Annex Foundation, a nonprofit that helps provide Internet access to women and children in developing countries. “One of the most difficult challenges faced by Afghan entrepreneurs is traveling through a country that is only beginning to emerge from decades of violent conflict,” Mahboob wrote in an essay. “By opening the gates of the Internet to young Afghans, we are giving them the means to travel the entire world without leaving their homes and schools.”

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