Malala Fund Co-Founder Shiza Shahid to Speak at Elmhurst College on Oct. 3

September 12, 2019 | by the Office of Marketing and Communications

An entrepreneur and impact leader, Shiza Shahid co-founded the Malala Fund in 2013 with Nobel Prize winner and activist Malala Yousafzai to create access to high-quality education for children all around the world.

On Thursday, Oct. 3, Shahid will present “The Extraordinary Impact We Can Create: Lessons from My Journey Co-founding the Malala Fund to NOW,” part of the Roland Quest Lecture Series at Elmhurst College.

During her talk, Shahid will describe her work with Malala, her funding platform NOW Ventures (which invests in mission-driven startups), her new startup Our Place, and her struggle to create social change, and how ordinary people can make extraordinary waves.

“The Extraordinary Impact We Can Create” begins at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, in Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel. Admission is $20 for the general public and free for Elmhurst College students, faculty, staff and alumni. For more information, call (630) 617-5186.

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This lecture is offered in partnership with the Elmhurst History Museum exhibit “The Power of Children: Making a Difference.” The exhibit tells the extraordinary stories of three children—Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges and Ryan White—who used the power of words, action and voice to make a positive difference in the world. Sept. 6–Oct. 13, Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst. elmhursthistory.org.

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