To celebrate Women’s History month this year, Thunderbird for Good is publishing a series of blogs putting the spotlight on our own women history makers – our scholars! In the past 9 years since our founding, Thunderbird for Good has created and run training programs that have reached well over 100,000 women from 25 countries on 4 continents. These scholars have gone on to create thousands of jobs, train tens of thousands of others in business and management skills, and strengthen the communities where they live. Read on to find out more about these modern women history makers and what they have been accomplishing since their Thunderbird for Good training experience.
Written by: Anick Bizimana, Presidential Fellow, '14
Rangina Hamidi, an activist, community organizer and successful entrepreneur is simply one of those women who inspire all of us to keep going even in the face of adversity. Born in Kandahar, Rangina’s family first escaped the war in Afghanistan to Pakistan before settling in the United States in 1988. In 2003, she made the life-altering decision to return to Kandahar to help rebuild her country.