Entrepreneur to discuss creating social change at Elmhurst College

  • Shiza Shahid, who co-founded the Malala Fund in 2013, will discuss "The Extraordinary Impact We Can Create" on Thursday, Oct. 3, at Elmhurst College.

    Shiza Shahid, who co-founded the Malala Fund in 2013, will discuss "The Extraordinary Impact We Can Create" on Thursday, Oct. 3, at Elmhurst College.

 
By Desiree Chen
Elmhurst College
Updated 9/19/2019 7:47 AM

Entrepreneur 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," as 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 struggle to create social change and how ordinary people can make extraordinary waves.

"The Extraordinary Impact We Can Create" begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, in Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, 190 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst.

Admission is $20 for the general public; free for Elmhurst College students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Tickets are available by visiting elmhurst.edu/shahid. For details, call (630) 617-5186.

This lecture is offered in partnership with the Elmhurst History Museum exhibit, "The Power of Children: Making a Difference." The exhibit tells the 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.

The exhibit runs through Oct. 20 at the museum, 120 E. Park Ave. For details, visit elmhursthistory.org.

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