Mariam Wardak is the founder of Her Afghanistan, which is an organization that supports women in technical fields to advance in their professional careers. Her Afghanistan is amongst the ten organizations she has helped establish and develop. She is known for her activism, and she was the first public figure to call out the Ghani administration for corruption and harassment of women. Wardak has also served in both Karzai and Ghani administration as an adviser to multiple institutions leading from the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development to ending at the Office of the National Security Office. Wardak is an Afghan American who returned to Afghanistan and lived there since 2010.