Malala Fund co-founder to speak at leadership event

Her message to women: Overcome fear and develop courage to lead change

Shiza Shahid, co-founder of the Malala Fund, led a global campaign tapping into the power of one woman’s courage. She is the keynote speaker at Mount Mary’s Voices of Leadership event Tuesday, March 28.

It will be held from 7:30 to 10 a.m. March 28, 2017 at Mount Mary University. Registration is now open.

Shiza is an entrepreneur, investor, and women’s rights advocate who co-founded the Malala Fund with Nobel Prizewinner Malala Yousafzai at the age of 23. Her passion for change has landed her on numerous prestigious lists, including Time and Forbes 30 under 30. Today she supports other change-makers and her new seed-stage venture capital fund, NOW Ventures, funds startups around the world.

“This event solidifies the pathways that connect Mount Mary’s creative community spirit to the inspirational new ideas our community needs in order to address the challenging issues of today.”

Beth Wnuk
Executive Vice President of Administrative Services at Mount Mary and Executive Director of the University’s Women’s Leadership Institute

The annual Voices of Leadership event brings together and engages Milwaukee’s professional community around topics and ideas that underscore the mission and purpose of Mount Mary University.

“This event solidifies the pathways that connect Mount Mary’s creative community spirit to the inspirational new ideas our community needs in order to address the challenging issues of today,” said Beth Wnuk, Executive Vice President of Administrative Services at Mount Mary and Executive Director of the University’s Women’s Leadership Institute.

Past presenters include fashion model, designer, activist, social innovator and entrepreneur Lauren Bush Lauren; White House advisor to former President Barack Obama Betsy Myers; media executive Shabnam Mogharabi of media and entertainment company SoulPancake; former Hewitt Packard CEO and political candidate Carly Fiorina; and Pampered Chef founder Doris Christopher.

Shiza Shahid and The Malala Fund