Daughter of Neik Muhammad, Razia Sadat Mangal is born in 1973 in the Sayed Karam District of Paktia Province. Mangal graduated in 1989 from the Aims High School in Islamabad, Pakistan. She holds a bachelor degree in Accounting and Banking from West Valley College in the United States, in 1996.While living in the United States, Mangal decided to pursue her interest in women’s affairs in Afghanistan. She joined the Development Organization for the Revival of Afghanistan (DORA) in 2000 and became the director of the organization in 2004. She holds the position to date and has undertaken projects for women through the organization. In 1989, Mangal and her family moved to California in the United States, where she worked as a banker at the Bank of America from 1996 to 2000. In 2005, she established the first female-owned construction company in Afghanistan. Mangal speaks Pashto, Dari, Urdu, and English.