Entrepreneur and social activist Shiza Shahid, co-founder and Global Ambassador of the Malala Fund, will speak at Colorado State University on Monday, March 9 at 6 p.m. in the Main Ballroom of the Lory Student Center. She will be on campus in recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8.

A graduate of Stanford University, Shahid, 25, was previously a business analyst at McKinsey & Company in the Middle East and is now leading the Malala Fund in its work to empower girls through education. She was recently named one of TIME magazine’s “30 Under 30 World Changers” and to Forbes’ “30 Under 30″ list of social entrepreneurs.

The Malala Fund

The Malala Fund is the organization representing Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani activist who was shot by the Taliban for her campaign for girls’ education. The aim of the fund is to educate every one of the more than 600 million adolescent girls around the world who are denied a formal education because of social, economic, legal and political factors.


The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Tickets are available at the Lory Student Center box office and online at csutix.com.


The event is co-hosted by the Office of International Programs and the Ripple Effect. Additional support is provided by Student Leadership, Involvement, and Community Engagement, College of Business Global Opportunities, Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise MBA, First National Bank, Colorado School of Public Health, KUNC, and the Women and Gender Advocacy Center.


For more information, contact shauna.deluca@colostate.edu.