A brighter, more equitable future is within our grasp, and each of us plays a crucial part in its realization.
As a strategy consultant, innovation facilitator, and thought leader, I empower individuals, organizations, and communities. I am a catalyst for social change through entrepreneurship and technology.
My journey from Kabul to Paris through Eindhoven in innovation and entrepreneurship is driven by a passion for technology, social change, and empowerment. With an academic foundation in industrial engineering and economics and diverse experiences in social ventures and tech startups, I founded YamZa and SensAi Technologies, focusing on strategic innovation and social entrepreneurship. My work, bridging the gaps in tech, mental health, and economic policy, has led to collaborations with universities, governments, and international organizations. Discover more about my story and our shared path to creating impactful change.
Born in war-torn Afghanistan, I was fortunate to find a new home in the Netherlands, growing up in the innovative Eindhoven Brainport region. My work in development assistance and my founding of the NGO ‘Young Social Entrepreneurs for Afghanistan’ allowed me to facilitate change through the Afghan diaspora. Realizing the intergenerational trauma in my community and drawing strength from my experiences in martial arts, I founded SensAi Technologies to empower resilience. My journey led me to Paris and London, delving into entrepreneurship research, particularly at the intersection of change, necessity, and empowerment. I’ve documented my process to assist others and advise policymakers and educators, striving to create lasting, positive change
Leading by Example
My life’s journey, marked by war, refuge, and adversity, has been a testament to resilience and empowerment. Confronting cultural shock, sometimes exclusion, and poverty, I turned to martial arts, finding strength and values that fueled my personal and professional growth. My experiences shaped my commitment to be the change I want to see, tackling social issues with empathy and determination. Education was my emancipation tool, allowing me to understand society and myself better. Embracing entrepreneurship, I strive to create societal value, living with dignity and inspiring others to do the same. Join me in this journey of transformation and empowerment.