Dare to Defy: Shiza Shahid
Shiza Shahid grew up in Pakistan as a vocal advocate for social change. She is a social entrepreneur, television personality, and women’s rights activist. She co-founded the Malala Fund with Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and Ziauddin Yousafzai. The organization continues the mission that made Malala a target of Taliban extremists: defending the human rights of women and girls and expanding their educational opportunities. Shiza is now focused on supporting startups, innovators, and entrepreneurs, particularly women, who are creating positive global impact. She is the founder of The Collective, a global community of influential entrepreneurs, investors, artists, business leaders, human rights advocates, and thought-leaders united by a desire to collaborate and improve the world.