Batol Gholami has always been passionate about how to become a charismatic leader. When she was a child in her village in Baghlan, she saw her father, who was her role model in leadership, inspiring her to recognize the importance of leadership skills. Since childhood, she has explored how it is possible for a young woman to become more influential in her own life. As Afghan women have suffered for ages, Batool has stood up to share their voices worldwide. This has led Batol to found the Afghanistan Youth Leaders Assembly (AYLA), a platform for female empowerment and information sessions in different parts of Afghanistan.