Shiza Shahid is a an entrepreneur, investor, speaker and women’s rights advocate. She is passionate about leveraging philanthropy, venture capitol, technology, and the media to drive scalable social impact.
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 mission-driven startups whose financial success makes the world a better place through her seed-stage VC fund and platform, NOW Ventures. She is an advocate for women entrepreneurs, and hosts Women-story telling Salons, bringing together leading female entrepreneurs to collaborate. She is the host of the new USA Today show ASPIREist.
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 toward the goal of solving gender inequities.
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 Company, Elle, 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 conferences including Aspen’s Idea Fest, Milken Global Institute, Forbes Women, Fortune Most Powerful Women, Inc Women, Women Moving Millions, World Economic Forum, and others.