Shoshana Stewart

2024 Benefit Gala’s Global Innovator Awardee in
International Affairs

Shoshana Stewart
President of Turquoise Mountain

Shoshana Stewart is the President of Turquoise Mountain, an NGO founded in 2006 in Afghanistan by His Majesty King Charles III, to support artisans where they or their traditions are under threat, and preserve cultural heritage. Shoshana joined Turquoise Mountain in Afghanistan in 2006 where she lived for five years, and has led the project create over 25,000 jobs, launch dozens of artisan businesses and bring over $15 million of their products to market, build the Institute for Afghan Arts and Architecture, restore over 150 historic buildings in the Old City of Kabul, and provide primary healthcare for over 200,000 people. She has also expanded the project to work with Myanmar, Saudi, Syrian, Jordanian and Palestinian artisans. Shoshana has an MBA from the London Business School, a Master’s Degree in Education, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Astrophysics. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs.

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