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Shiza Shahid

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

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…

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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 Revolutionary Impending Technological Innovations
How technology will change the way we live, interact and create. What that means for your business and how to think about the future. How social progress and our planet will fare.   

What Motivates Millennials?
How to inspire and retain young talent. How to market to millennials and build a brand that commands loyalty. What are the characteristics of this demographic and how can you have edge.

Integrating Purpose Into Your Business
How any company can become more purpose-driven. Why having purpose is good for business and the bottom-line. Practical ways to get started today.   

Advancing Women’s Empowerment
How far have we come, and what’s most important today. How you can play a tangible role in advancing gender equality in your businesses, communities, and globally.   

The Extraordinary Impact We Can Create
A personal talk about Shiza’s journey and struggle to create social change. He work with Malala founding the Malala Fund and her mission to create scalable social change today. How ordinary people can make extraordinary waves, and how each of us can become change makers today.

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 - Empowering Girls and Women to Lead

There are no Superheroes, Just Us: My Journey with Malala

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