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Shiza Shahid          

Entrepreneur, Technologist, Investor, Impact Leader & Co-Founder of the Malala Fund and Our Place

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

She co-founded the Malala Fund with Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and led the organization as founding CEO.

She is now the CoFounder of Our Place, a mission-driven e-commerce startup that is creating products and telling stories that celebrate cultural traditions and reinvest in communities, through the lens of food and home-cooking.

Shahid invests in mission-driven startups, female and diverse entrepreneurs through her fund NOW Ventures, which she founded in partnership with AngelList, the largest venture capital platform in the world.

Shahid is a prominent speaker and story-teller, keynoting conferences around the world, sharing her personal story, and inspiring people to make an impact in their own unique ways.

Shahid was named one of Time Magazine’s 30 under 30 people changing the world, Forbes Magazine’s 30 under 30 social entrepreneurs, and one of Elle Magazine’s Top Women in Tech.

Speech Topics

How Businesses Can Appeal to Millennial Consumers Through Cause and Impact

Impact Investing in Female Entrepreneurs and Finding the Next Malala

Working with Malala and Founding the Malala Fund


Entrepreneurs on the path from uncertainty to reinvention - The ...
Jul 13, 2022 ... Minnie Luong, Brit Morin & Shiza Shahid join Washington Post Live on Wednesday, July 13. (Video: The Washington Post). Gift Article.
Diligent Announces Shiza Shahid, Moisés Naím, Michael ...
Aug 9, 2022 ... Naím will be a keynote speaker discussing geopolitical risk and strategy. Sherron Watkins, former Vice President of Corporate Development at the Enron ...
Shiza Shahid: 'Cooking reconnects you with your body, the food ...
Oct 18, 2021 ... My personal style signifier is to incorporate traditional south Asian motifs and techniques – including block print, ajrakh, batik and chunari – into my ...

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