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Shiza Shahid            

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

Shiza Shahid is a Pakistani social entrepreneur, social activist, investor, and educator. She is the co-founder and former CEO of the non-profit Malala Fund, which promotes education for every girl. In 2013, she was included in Time's "30 Under 30" list of world change-makers, and in 2014, she was listed in Forbes's "30 Under 30" list of global social entrepreneurs.

At the age of 18, Shahid received a scholarship to pursue higher studies at Stanford University and graduated in 2011. She returned to Pakistan in 2009 after hearing about the Taliban's ban against women's education. After completing her higher studies in 2011, she pursued a career as an expert analyst at McKinsey & Company's Office in Dubai. In 2017, she co-founded NOW Ventures, which focuses on funding startups.

Shahid has given lectures and speeches in universities in different countries on the subjects of women's empowerment and the importance of child education. She is also well-known as the mentor of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai.

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

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