Case | HBS Case Collection | August 2010 (Revised February 2012)

Kaweyan: Female Entrepreneurship and the Past and Future of Afghanistan

by Geoffrey Jones and Gayle Tzemach Lemmon


Explores the challenges of female entrepreneurship in Afghanistan through the case of Kemeli Sediqi, who built a business under the Taliban, and founded a consultancy in 2004. The case positions Sediqi's experiences against the background of Afghanistan's turbulent history, with a focus on the contested role of women in Afghani society.

Keywords: Opportunities; Social Entrepreneurship; Problems and Challenges; Welfare or Wellbeing; Gender Characteristics; Afghanistan;


Jones, Geoffrey, and Gayle Tzemach Lemmon. "Kaweyan: Female Entrepreneurship and the Past and Future of Afghanistan." Harvard Business School Case 811-023, August 2010. (Revised February 2012.)