Fereshteh Forough is a founding partner of the Afghan Citadel Software Company (ACSC) and the director of the company's Herat branch.Currently she is working as the Central and South Asia Liaison for Citadel of New York and Film Annex based in New York City. She is the main writer for An Afghan Perspective on 60 Minutes page in Film Annex. She is responsible for Women's Annex and Afghan Development Platforms.
ACSC provides services such as design and implementation of enterprise software application and databases, website publishing and manipulation, ICT Design and establishment, consulting and IT solutions. The company has recently partnered with IBM, Pakistan and InfoTech. ACSC chooses to hire women to give them more opportunities and improve their social and IT skills. ACSC's goal is to become a leader in the IT market both in Afghanistan and internationally. Ms. Forough is also a lecturer in the Computer Science faculty at Herat University.
Her family moved to Iran in 1986 where She went to primary, secondary, and high school in Torbat, her father worked in an organization focused on solving Afghan refugee problems.
In 2002, Forough's family returned to Afghanistan. Forough started teaching English to girls in an Afghan Youth Association and later attended the University's Computer Science program. After graduation, she joined a two-year Masters program at the Technical University in Berlin. She got her Masters in 2010 in Database Engineering.