As a child, Manizha dreamed of being a business woman in her native country, Afghanistan. In 2007, the creation of PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® by Dr. Terry Neese and supporters, gave her the opportunity to hone her skills. As part of the first graduating class, Manizha spent six weeks in the United States and came away with even more persistence and a plan. Her mission has been to cooperate and collaborate with her competitors in order to expand industry overall within Central Asia.

Seven years after Manizha graduated, she has led fellow PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® graduates in developing their own PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® Network, an umbrella of program alumnae that assists them in fulfilling their commitment to paying forward their education and knowledge within Afghanistan. As a group their mission is to help each other in their business development, to create a platform for Afghan business women and to serve as a conduit between IEEW and business owners.