Mariam Atash is an attorney and social entrepreneur with experience in the legal, business, government relations, media and nonprofit sectors. Mariam currently serves as President of AMDi, Inc., an international business and consulting company and the Vice President of a multicultural media company, PlanetPix Media & Entertainment Group.
In addition to her business executive roles, Mariam is an Adjunct Professor of Law at The University of La Verne School of Law, where she teaches Law in Post-Conflict Societies and Law of Nonprofit Organizations. She is also a member of the US Department of State’s US-Afghan Women’s Council. She has spoken at numerous conferences and media outlets.
Mariam has also had the opportunity to gain experience as a journalist, serving as a television anchor. She is the host of “Eye on the Globe,” a new public affairs television. For three years, she was the host of “PUL,” a television show produced by America Abroad Media. She was also the moderator of the “Global Challenges Series” with the Center for Strategic & International Studies.
Prior to these roles, Mariam served as Senior Advisor to the Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce and Afghanistan International Chamber of Commerce. From January 2004 to January 2006, she worked at the Embassy of Afghanistan, serving as Commercial & Trade Counsel. Mariam began her professional career as an attorney at Dechert LLP, a top 50 law firm, from 1999 until 2003 working on commercial litigation, intellectual property, and international business law matters.
Mariam has taken part in international conferences and speaking engagements on issues related to economic development, legal reform, women’s rights, and civil society capacity building. She has participated in numerous international conferences, including events sponsored by the governments of the United States, Germany, U.K, Afghanistan, and the United Nations.
Mariam is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., cum laude 1999), where she served on the editorial board of Law and Policy in International Business. She graduated from the Honor’s Program at George Mason University (B.A., International Studies, summa cum laude, 1995), where served as President of the International Student Association and served for two semesters as a White House intern.