Mariam Wardak(2021)

Mariam Wardak MSW is the founder of Her Afghanistan, an organization that supports women in technical fields to advance in their professional careers. Her Afghanistan is among ten organizations she has helped establish and grow. She is known for her activism and was the first public figure to call out the Ghani administration for corruption and harassment of women. Wardak has also served in both the Karzai and Ghani administrations as an adviser to multiple institutions leading from the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development to ending at the Office of the National Security Office. Wardak is an Afghan -American who returned to Afghanistan and lived there since 2010.