Shiza Shahid, co-founder of the Malala Fund: “My friends were sneaking out to parties and I was sneaking out to protests.”
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).SFTC listeners get 20% off fromourplace.com products with the discount code 'Skimm'.
Kate Upton: “You are your only advocate.”
Amanda Hesser, CEO of Food52: “When push comes to shove... skillset doesn’t matter. It’s the trust in the relationship.”
About The Show
theSkimm's co-founders and co-CEOs, Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg, started their company from a couch. Now they’re bringing it back to one, and inviting powerful female leaders to sit down and chat about everything from celebrating career wins to the worst advice they've ever received. It’s an inside look at what it’s really like on the road to success. No BS, no sugarcoating.