Founder of Malala Fund to speak at NAU


Shiza Shahid, the co-founder and CEO of the Malala Fund, will be at Northern Arizona University to discuss the fund and support for education for girls around the world. The NAU International House Student Club is sponsoring the event.

Following Shahid’s talk, she will participate in a question-and-answer session and a meet-and-greet with attendees. The event is free and open to the public.


6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb 21


International Pavilion, Building 50A


Shiza Shahid has been recognized as a world changer in the Time Magazine “30 Under 30” list and social entrepreneur in Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list. She hosts the new online show ASPIREist and has been featured in Forbes and Elle and on CNN, ABC, Al Jazeera, MSNBC and other news networks.

The Malala Fund is named for Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani woman who became an advocate for education for girls. In 2012, a Taliban gunman shot and critically injured 15-year-old Yousafzai. She survived, and in 2013 she and her father created the Malala Fund to raise awareness of the positive impact of education for girls.


NAU Communications