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Shiza Shahid    

Co-Founder, The Malala Fund

Shiza Shahid is a social entrepreneur, television personality, speaker and women’s rights advocate. She is passionate about leveraging philanthropy, venture capital, technology and the media to drive scalable social impact and women’s empowerment.

Shiza co-founded the Malala Fund with Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, and led the organization as founding CEO. She is now focused on supporting startups, innovators and entrepreneurs, particularly women, who are creating positive global impact. She is an advocate for women entrepreneurs, and hosts Women’s Story-telling Salons bringing together leading female entrepreneurs to collaborate. She is the host of the new show ASPIREist, which will air on Flipboard, Facebook and Youtube.

Shiza grew up in Pakistan as a vocal advocate for social change. She graduated from Stanford University with University Distinction. She was a business analyst with McKinsey & Company. She is also a graduate of Singularity University where she studied how to apply technology towards the goal of solving gender inequities.

Shiza has received many awards for her work including TIME’s “30 under 30 World Changer”, Forbes “30 under 30 Social Entrepreneur,” WEF Global Agenda Council, Tribeca Institute Disruptive Innovator. She has been featured in multiple publications including Forbes, Fast Company, Elle, Glamour, Town and Country, The Edit, CNN, ABC, Al Jazeera, MSNBC and others.

Shiza is a prominent speaker on millennial and women’s entrepreneurship. She speaks frequently at major international convenings including Aspen Ideas Fest, Milken Global Institute, Forbes Women, Fortune Most Powerful Women, Inc Women, Women Moving Millions, World Economic Forum and others.

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The International Community at Fordham University - An Evening with Shiza Shahid

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11th Annual Bridge to Integrated Marketing & Fundraising Conference

World Education Congress (WEC)

March 12, 2016; New Orleans, LA

Perhaps the best gauge/ feedback is audience reaction; and at the conclusion of Shiza’s keynote the entire audience (faculty, graduates and guests) immediately responded with a standing ovation. We do not often see this at our Commencement ceremonies. Shiza’s personal story, her ability to engage and connect with our Graduates from the School of Education, and their guests, created an exceptional experience for everyone present in the Theatre on Saturday morning.

September 20, 2014; Berkshire School

I just wanted to touch base and let you know that today went extremely well. Shiza is so lovely and it was truly a pleasure to have her here on campus to speak to our community.

Thank you for all your efforts in making this event a tremendous success.

Speech Topics

Working with Malala and Founding the Malala Fund

Impact Investing in Female Entrepreneurs and Finding the Next Malala

How Businesses Can Appeal to Millennial Consumers Through Cause and Impact


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Shiza Shahid, CEO of Malala Fund, Wins Education Prize | PRLog

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