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"My mission is to create a

society where women are not killed for honor,

But are honored and given equal status".

- Khalida brohi


Khalida Brohi 

Khalida Brohi, 29, is the Founder and Executive Director of Sughar Foundation USA, a non-profit dedicated to providing tribal and rural women in Pakistan with opportunities to evaluate their abilities and nurture their leadership skills in an environment of growth and development.

Khalida launched Sughar (meaning “skilled and confident woman” in Urdu) in 2009, declaring that all woman in Pakistan are “sughar,” they only need the opportunity to unleash that potential within themselves. Sughar offers such opportunities, including resources to launch and sustain rural women-owned businesses. Her work is driven by the unshakeable belief that it is possible to build a society where women are not killed for honor, but are honored and given equal status.

Khalida is also co-founder of The Chai Spot with her husband, David Barron, a social-enterprise based in Arizona, that provides economic opportunities for woman and educational opportunities for youth in Pakistan, while at the same time giving Americans an authentic taste of the country’s rich culture and flavors.

Khalida has twice been named among Forbes’ 30 Under 30 for Social Entrepreneurship, awarded the inaugural Emerging Global Leader Award by Northwestern University, named Director’s Fellow at MIT Media Lab, and received the ANGEL Award by the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Center. Khalida has also been among NewsWeeks’ 25 under 25 Women of Impact, The Nation’s 100 Women Who Matter in Pakistan, awarded the Woman of Impact Award by Women in the World Foundation, the Women of Excellence Award by the government of Sindh Province, Pakistan, as well as others.

Khalida has spoken on such stages as TEDGlobal, Davos, the World Affairs Council, Together Live, Google Zeitgeist, Facebook, Trip Advisor, and the Pilosio Building Peace Award summit.

 Follow on Instagram:  @  Khalida.Brohi

Follow on Instagram: @Khalida.Brohi

releasing this fall

4/9 2018 (Random House) 

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I Should Have Honor

A Memoir of Hope and Pride in Pakistan

“Khalida Brohi's moving story is a testament to what is possible no matter the odds. In her courageous activism and now in "I Should Have Honor," Khalida gives a voice to the women and girls who are denied their own by society. This book is a true act of honor.” – Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and founder of LeanIn.Org and OptionB.Org

 Photo credit: Danielle Holman 

Photo credit: Danielle Holman 


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 Photo Credi: Danielle Holman

Photo Credi: Danielle Holman


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The Chai Spot

The Chai Spot

Khalida along with her husband David launched The Chai Spot as a response to the hardships they faced in their decision to get married. To build bridges and to support women artisans across Pakistan. The Chai Spot also gives back 50% of its profits to scholarships and grants for women in rural Pakistan. [Learn More]


Otaq Guest House

After a scucessful launch and tremendous impact of The Chai Spot, Khalida Brohi and her husband David launched Otaq Guest House in 2018. This a boutique hotel that introduces Pakistani culture to Americans through hospitality and design. [Learn More]


Connect with Khalida

Keep in touch by following Khalida on the following social media accounts. To send a direct message or email, go to contacts or to learn more about Khalida's initiatives check out @TheChaiSpot and @SugharFoundation on Instagram.  


Follow Khalida Brohi on Instagram at @khalia.brohi

Follow Sughar at @SugharFoundation