Afghanistan’s Future Women Leaders

‌Montclair State University has been supporting Afghanistan’s future women leaders through education and career guidance. Since 2013, 14 Afghan women have been awarded scholarships to study at Montclair State. Students are identified through programs like Initiative to Educate Afghan Women (IEAW) and School of Leadership in Afghanistan (SOLA).

Basbibi Kakar

‌‌‌‌‌‌Basbibi Kakar, Afghan student

Basbibi Kakar graduated with a degree in Business Administration and Economics in May 2017. She plans to continue her education and pursue her MBA and Doctorate. She is currently living in New York City where she is working two internships, one of which is in finance at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the other is in girls’ education advocacy at the Malala Fund.

‌‌Marzia Hosseini

IEAW student

Marzia Hosseini is a current undergraduate senior pursuing a Psychology degree in order to respond to the Mental Health Crisis in Afghanistan. She has interned with the Jed Foundation, whose purpose is to protect the emotional health of young teens and empower them as they grow. Her goal is to open a mental health clinic where she can help treat those struggling with depression and PTSD.

Learn more about Montclair State’s efforts to support Afghan Women here.