Shiza Shahid is an entrepreneur, investor and thought-leader, focused on leveraging philanthropy, innovation and the media for poverty alleviation and women’s empowerment.
She grew up in Pakistan as a vocal advocate for social change. She graduated from Stanford University with University Distinction. She is a graduate student at Singularity University where she is studying how to apply exponential technology towards the goal of ending poverty.
Shiza co-founded the Malala Fund with Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, and led the organization as founding CEO. She is now focused on investing in and supporting startups, innovators and entrepreneurs combating poverty. She is an advocate for women entrepreneurs, and host Women’s Story-telling Salons bringing together leading female entrepreneurs to collaborate.
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 and Tribeca Institute Disruptive Innovator. She has been featured in multiple publications including Forbes, Fast Comapny, Elle, Glamour, Town and Country, The Edit, CNN, ABC, Al Jazeera, MSNBC and others.