She Volunteered in Women’s Prisons at 14, Mentored The World’s Youngest Nobel Prize Laureate By 20

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Since Shiza Shahid was a child growing up in volatile Pakistan, she championed human rights and fought for the voiceless.

Her passion led her to work side by side with Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani girl who became an activist for girls education and was shot by the Taliban for her beliefs. Shiza co-founded the Malala Fund and helped build it into a powerful force for good. She is now carrying on her mission of social good with unique entrepreneurial pursuits, including a new cookware line that truly gives back to communities around the world. Shiza shares her phenomenal stories of seeking justice and doing what’s right on this episode of “The May Lee Show”.


Shiza graduated from Stanford University in 2011. In 2013, she and Malala Yousafzai co-founded the Malala Fund to create access to safe and high-quality education for girls in third world countries across the globe. With Shiza as a mentor, Yousafzai went on to become the youngest Nobel Prize laureate in 2014 at the age of 17. Besides co-founding OurPlace, an LA-based cultural cookware startup launched in Sept. 2019, Shiza also works as a social entrepreneur with her co-founded NOW Ventures.

About The May Lee Show: Join award-winning international journalist May Lee as she sits down with the most impactful and relevant Asian and Asian Americans who are boldly enhancing and elevating Asian voices and issues around the world. The show strikes an authentic and intimate tone with honest, entertaining and, sometimes, uncomfortable conversations. Expect the unexpected on the show.

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