Shiza Shahid

Women's Rights Advocate

Shiza is a social entrepreneur, television personality, speaker and women’s rights advocate. She is passionate about leveraging philanthropy, venture capital, technology, and the media to drive scalable social impact.

Shiza co-founded the Malala Fund with Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, and Ziauddin Yousafzai, and led the organization as founding CEO. She 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, thought-leaders united by a desire to collaborate and improve the world.

She is the host of the new MSNBC show ASPIREist which is focused on covering social issues around the world.

Shiza grew up in Pakistan as a vocal advocate for social change. She graduated from Stanford University with University Distinction. She was a business analyst with McKinsey & Company. She is also a graduate of Singularity University where she studied how to apply technology towards the goal of solving gender inequities.

Shiza has received many awards for her work including Times 30 under 30 World Changer, Forbes 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneur, WEF Global Agenda Council,Tribeca Institute Disruptive Innovator. She has been featured in multiple publications including Forbes, Fast Company, Elle, Glamour, Town and Country, The Edit, CNN, ABC, Al Jazeera, MSNBC and others.

Shiza is a prominent speaker on social impact and innovation, and women’s entrepreneurship. She speaks frequently at major international convenings including Aspen Ideas Fest, Milken Global Institute, Forbes Women, Fortune MPW and more.

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About the Event

The Sonoma County Women in Conversation events continue to create a strong voice surrounding topics of interest to women of all ages, building a community of women who support and motivate each other and engage in important conversations.

We are expanding our program in the fall, with a larger, beautiful venue and with more engagement and attendee interaction.

The Sonoma County Women in Conversation Experience will start at 3:30 p.m. on the lovely grounds of the Green Music Center, with a free-flowing, informal format that will encourage guests to mingle and engage with the many exhibiting partners. At 6:30 p.m., the event will shift to the speaker portion with three fascinating women with different life experience and perspectives.

Join us and learn, laugh, and leave feeling inspired!

Ticket Information

Advance Tickets $78 (save $17) Includes The Experience, The Conversation, and Parking
Experience Only $15 includes parking
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