Virtual Program on Jan. 26

An AAFSW Virtual Presentation 

By Her Excellency  Roya Rahmani 

Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan 

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.


The AAFSW will start the New Year with our annual Ambassador Speaker Series in collaboration with DACOR-Bacon House. We are delighted to invite you to a very informative and interesting virtual presentation by Her Excellency Roya Rahmani, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. 

The event will take place on Tuesday, January 26 at 11:00 a.m. 

If you would like to join this presentation, please register at We will need your email address so we can send you the GoTo Webinar link.

 I take this opportunity to let you know how much I appreciate your friendship and support for our AAFSW programs. Together let’s give thanks to God for all we have been granted–life, health, family, and friends.

I send you my best wishes that the New Year 2021 will bring us peace, health, plenty of happiness and the ability to get together again in the very near future.

Sheila Switzer

AAFSW Program Chair

Speaker bio:

Roya Rahmani is Afghanistan’s first female ambassador to the United States of America. She is also non-resident Ambassador to Argentina, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Colombia. She previously served as Afghanistan’s first female ambassador to Indonesia and was the country’s first accredited ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). She was awarded the Best Human Rights Activist Award by the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission in 2010 and was named the People’s Ambassador in 2017 by the Indonesia Tatler. In 2019, she was featured on TIME Magazine’s “100 Next List” as a “fierce advocate of peace on Afghan terms.” She has a bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering from McGill University and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Columbia

University. She is the mother of a young daughter, and often speaks passionately about the importance of bringing women and youth into the democratic process.