Durkanhai Ayubi took the stage at Adelaide Oval’s William Magarey Room two weeks ago to be recognized as one of South Australia’s top young entrepreneurs.
Ayubi is one of InDaily and CityMag’s 40 Under 40 for 2022 – it is a program designed to recognize the young leaders who are doing important work in many areas in South Australia.
She also won an individual prize, the social impact award.
On stage she spoke about the power of the moment: that someone who came to Australia as a young refugee girl could receive such recognition.
Ayubi and her family run the famous Parwana Restaurant in Adelaide. A book of the same name by Durkanhai contains recipes, as well as stories about her family, who fled Afghanistan in the 1980s and eventually settled in Adelaide.
She is a restorer, but also scientifically trained: writer, thinker and activist.
Before the Refugee Week we hear her special story in her own words.
We also chat with Carmen Garcia – an Adelaide businesswoman and one of the first 40 Under 40 winners in 2018 – who connects people like refugees with employers through her social enterprise, Community Corporate.
You can read about the full 40 Under 40 in City of Mag – now online or in a special edition on the street.
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