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Shiza Shahid    

Co-Founder, The Malala Fund & Founder, NOW Ventures

Shiza Shahid is an entrepreneur, technologist, investor and impact leader.

Shiza co-founded the Malala Fund with Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, and led the organization as founding CEO. She focused on creating access to high quality education for all children around the world.

Shiza launched NOW Ventures in Silicon Valley, in partnership with AngelList, the largest Venture Capital Platform in the world. She invests in mission-driven technology startups, that are solving the world’s most pressing challenges through technology, innovation, and high-growth business models.

Shiza is the founder of The Collective, a community of leading entrepreneurs that come together to build collaborative change.

Shiza is the host of the new USA Today show “ASPIREist,” which inspires millennials to take action on the issues that matter most.

Shiza is passionate about the future of impact through technology; she studied exponential technologies at Singularity University, which is dedicated to applying futuristic innovations to advancing humanity.

Shiza also graduated from Stanford University with University Distinction. She was a business analyst with McKinsey & Company.

Shiza is renowned for her work, receiving many awards as a thought leader. She was named one of TIME’s “30 Under 30 People Changing the World,” Forbes “30 Under 30 – Social Entrepreneurs” and a Tribeca Institute Disruptive Innovator. She is a member of the WEF Global Agenda Council and 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 and has spoken frequently at major international events, 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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