We’re Proud to Announce Razia Jan as a Presenter & Honoree at the Festival!

The Women’s Festivals team is honored to confirm Razia Jan, a humanitarian and a 2012 recipient of the CNN Top 10 Hero Award, as a noted presenter at the Women’s Festival!

Razia has dedicated years of her life to forge connections between Afghans and Americans and empower the young women of Afghanistan. She founded the Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation to improve the lives of women and children in Afghanistan through community-based education. The organization was founded on the belief that education is key to positive, peaceful change for current and future generations.

Watch CNN’s Heroes Tribute to Razia below to learn more about this outstanding woman and Gutsy Gal!