Growing up in Islamabad, Shiza Shahid became interested in activism. And that interest propelled her to start the global nonprofit, the Malala Fund. Eight years (and Malala's Nobel Peace Prize) later, Shiza continues to make an impact through her angel fund and her line of sustainable cookware, Our Place.
In this episode, Shiza shares why she created a secret summer camp for girls in Pakistan (11:17), her reaction when Malala won the Nobel Peace Prize (16:44), and her advice for employees looking to create change in the workplace (28:42).
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"You are your only advocate."
“My main motto is lean on. I leaned on those women. They made me feel seen and cared for in what could be quite a cutthroat White House environment.”
Ambassador Susan Rice: “If you're not able to make the people who you're leading feel valued and feel like their input matters then you're going to lose them.”