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Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Alumni Gathering


On September 28 2017, the women’s center (ICAWED) at the American University of Afghanistan hosted
a networking event for the alumni of Goldman Sachs 10,000 women. More than 80 Business women
which are the alumni of 10,000 Women program participated in this event. The executive director of
women’s center, Ms. Nadia Behboodi welcomed the Alumni and started the event by presenting the
opening remarks. The event was enriched with knowledge and experience by the business women,
sharing their experience and taking part in Q&A session through panel discussion.

During the event Certificates of Appreciation were awarded by ICAWED to 4 successful business women
for their excellent work in sustaining and developing their businesses and providing employment
opportunities for Afghan women in a fragile economy like Afghanistan.
Representatives from USAID, PROMOTE- WIE and Micro finance bank also took part in this event. Both
organizations offered opportunities for female led businesses and the representative from micro finance
bank delivered a presentation on how to get business loans. The event ended with fruitful exchange of
knowledge and commitment for further economic prosperity of Afghan women across Afghanistan.