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Shiza Shahid
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Shiza Shahid is an entrepreneur and social activist of Pakistani origin. She is the CEO and co-founder of the Malala Fund, the organization representing the young Pakistani activist who was shot by the Taliban for her campaign for girls’ education. A graduate of Stanford University, Shiza was previously a business analyst at McKinsey & Company in the Middle East. She is now leading Malala Fund in its work to empower girls through education, so they can recognize their potential and be agents of positive change in their communities. Shiza was recently named one of TIME Magazine’s 30 Under 30 World Changers. and to Forbes 30 Under 30 list of social entrepreneurs.

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A Tribute to Malala's Father, Ziauddin, Our Favorite Male Feminist, on International Women's Day

(10) Comments | Posted March 8, 2014 | 10:27 AM

I first met Malala's father when I was 19 years old. I was at Stanford University as a sophomore. I had seen a video about Malala and her father, who were speaking out against the attack on girls' education in the Swat Valley, their voices loud and echoing, whilst others...

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They Walk Across No Man's Land, Into the Life of a Refugee

(0) Comments | Posted February 18, 2014 | 9:26 AM

Yesterday, we witnessed hundreds of refugees cross the border from Syria into Jordan.

What does it mean to cross the border?

It means you walk across miles of barren desert on foot. You have no possessions Maybe a blanket, or maybe your child's teddy bear whose name you can't remember.

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'Malala is a Miracle': A Friend's Tribute to Clinton Global Citizen Award Recipient Malala Yousafzai

(0) Comments | Posted September 27, 2013 | 5:40 PM

"I don't want to be remembered as the girl who was shot. I want to be remembered as the girl who stood up," said Malala Yousafzai.

It has been almost one year since the Taliban's horrific attack on Malala on October 9, 2012. For those of us who have known...

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Happy Birthday, Malala

(5) Comments | Posted July 12, 2013 | 1:59 PM

I remember the day I met Malala. She was only 11. She had a sparkle in her eye and a strong sense of self and was always poised, though sometimes playful.

She had come with her father and 26 of her friends from school to Islamabad to attend a summer...

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