MY MISSION IS… FERESHTEH FOROUGH ON CODING FOR EQUALITY

A podcast series cohosted by Mission’s founder Karina Givargisoff, and singer song writer of the UK band Texas, Sharleen Spiteri.

In our 15th episode, Sharleen and Karina speak to social activist and founder and CEO, Fereshteh Forough. Fereshteh moved from Afghanistan to Germany in childhood, and eventually settling in the United States. She has a degree in computer science and a Masters from the Berlin Technical University. In 2013, Fereshteh presented a TED Talk on digital literacy. In 2015, she founded Code to Inspire, an organization that empowers women in Afghanistan by teaching them how to code. Code to Inspire has taught 200 female students to date. An advocate for gender equality, Forough works tirelessly to empower women through digital literacy, education, and financial independence.

In this edition of #mymissionis, we chat to Fereshteh about her childhood as an immigrant, how Afghanistan is more than a war zone, and her mission to build Afghanistan 2.0, “hopefully we will have a generation that will code for peace rather than war,” she remarks.

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FIND FERESHTEH
Personal: @f_forough
Company: @codetoinspire

Website: codetoinspire.org

FIND MISSION HOSTS
Karina: @missionmagazine
Sharleen: @sharleenspiteri

2021-02-17T15:16:52-05:00