Shiza Shahid is an entrepreneur, investor, technologist and women’s rights advocate. She is passionate about leveraging philanthropy, venture capital, technology and the media to drive extensive social impact.Shiza is the co-founder of the Malala Fund along with Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and has led the organization as founding CEO. The Malala Fund aims to create access to high quality education for all children around the world and empower girls to raise their voices and demand change. The Malala Fund’s goalis creating a world where every girl reaches her true potential.
Shiza grew up in Pakistan as a vocal advocate for social change. A graduate of Stanford University, she was previously a business analyst at McKinsey & Company in the Middle East. She is also a graduate of Singularity University where she studied how to apply technology towards the goal of solving gender inequities. She is passionate about the future of technology and the powerful impact it can have on people’s lives, and actively supportsstartups that have the potential to advance humanity through her VC Fund and Platform, NOW Ventures. She is an advocate for women entrepreneurs and hosts USA Today’s ASPIREist, inspiring millennials to make positive impact on the world’s most important issues.
Shiza has received many awards for her work including Times 30 under 30 World Changer, Forbes 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneur, WEF Global Agenda Council, Tribeca Institute Disruptive Innovator. She has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, Elle, Glamour, Town and Country, The Edit, CNN, ABC, Al Jazeera, MSNBC and others. 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.