Written by: Casey Sutton '15, Thunderbird for Good Presidential Fellow
Kamila Sidiqi arrived on the campus of Thunderbird School of Global Management in 2005 as part of the first class of Project Artemis. She initially enjoyed entrepreneurial success as the founder of a dressmaking company in Kabul, but would later reflect on her business training at Thunderbird as an experience that “taught [her] the vital business skills that have helped [her] over the years in [her] various businesses.” Now, almost a decade later, Sidiqi continues to impact the shifting landscape in her home country.
Over the past ten years Sidiqi has focused on establishing sustainable and modern businesses in Afghanistan. As a serial entrepreneur her ventures have ranged from dressmaking, education, business development, and manufacturing. However, Sidiqi’s latest company, Kaweyan Cabs, is arguably the most impactful for women in the newly emerging Afghan economy.