Shiza Shahid

Cofounder of NOW Ventures, and Co-founder/CEO of the Malala Fund

Shiza Shahid is an entrepreneur, investor, and thought-leader. She is passionate about leveraging philanthropy, entrepreneurship, technology and the media to drive scalable social impact.

Shiza co-founded the Malala Fund with Malala Yousafzai, and led the organization as founding CEO through to the Nobel Peace Prize. She is now focused on supporting mission-driven startups whose financial success makes the world a better place through her fund and platform, NOW Ventures. Shiza is a prominent speaker on social innovation and impact, human rights, and women’s rights, and mission-driven business.

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, Elle Top Women in Tech. 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 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. Shiza was also the host of social justice TV show ASPIREist, which aired on USA Network and CNN’s HLN.

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.

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