MENTOR // Khalida Brohi’s Bio
Khalida Brohi, 28 y is the founder and Executive Director of Sughar Foundation, a U.S.-based non-profit dedicated to providing tribal and rural women opportunities to grow their skills as well as learn leadership skills in an environment of growth and development. Together with her husband she launched The Chai Spot in Sedona, Arizona in 2015, a social enterprise bridging the cultural gap between the U.S. and Pakistan, while creating opportunities for women and youth in Pakistan.
Khalida launched her first organization in 2009 naming it “Sughar” (meaning “skilled and confident woman”), declaring that the word ought to be used for every single woman around Pakistan, as each one of them has skills and confidence but only lack the opportunities to unleash that potential within themselves. Sughar offers a number of training opportunities and resources to launch and sustain rural women businesses. The Chai Spot furthers that cause while also supporting children in these communities, most recently opening a school in rural Balochistan for 160 girls and boys.
Khalida has been named among Newsweeks “25 under 25 Women of Impact” as well their “100 Women Who Matter in Pakistan.” Her honors include the Woman of Impact Award by Women in the World Foundation, the Coretta Scott King Angel Award by The King Center, the Women Excellence Award by National Government of Pakistan, Young Champion Award by University of Singapore and The Unreasonable Institute Fellowship Award. Along with her roles as Social Entrepreneur and Activist, she is the sister of 8 siblings and a practicing Sufi.
Specialties: Social Entrepreneurship, Communication Strategies, Marketing, Research, Partnerships, Peer-to-Peer Growth Programs, Public Speaking, Activism, Advocacy and Lobbying, Sustainability Strategies, Team Building, Business Development and Sufism.