Times are changing, and more women are considering taking up job opportunities not just to help support families, but to actually develop their own careers

Earlier this month, on December 17, a vibrant group of young women, with the help of Twitter, congregated in Bengaluru to discuss new trends and potential of women influence in technology. A lot has been written on that, the participants of which are rightfully seen as influencers of women empowerment in the region.

However, about 2,500 kilometres away, a much smaller gathering of female technology professionals came together to share their insights with young talented women, in a less likely setting—in the war-torn city of Kabul – for the TechWomen Summit. Young Afghan women, who were also web developers, programmers and other tech experts in their own right, greeted intrigued participants, mostly women, at the registration counter, handing them the agenda for the day and answering the many questions the young crowd put forth to them.

“Is it easy to learn coding? Is it a financially lucrative career? Can I become a web developer?” These are some the questions women often ask members of TechWomen.

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