Thoughtful Thursday November 17, 2011

“However tall the mountain, there is always a road”

An Afghan proverb shared by Awista Ayubauthor of However Tall the Mountain, A Dream, Eight Girls and a Journey Home.    

Awista Ayub was the keynote speaker for the Girl’s CEO Connection’s  Realizing a Vision conference held at Stanford University, January 2010.     

Testimonies about Awista from the high school and college students attending the Realizing a Vision conference included comments like:

  • “Her passion showed clearly in how she greatly wanted to build the girls’ strength.”
  • “I didn’t know that sports has such a far-reaching benefit.”
  • “She offered sound business advice and helped me understand the importance of following your dreams despite rejection.” 

However Tall the Mountain was renamed to Kabul Girls Soccer Club when the book was published as a paper back.


Awista’s Facebook Fan Page for However Tall The Mountain (Kabul Girls Soccer Club)  is found at

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Until next time,