Education Advocate Honored for Launching Social Enterprise as an Undergraduate and for Making an Impact
Yesterday evening, May 6th, 2014, marked an incredible moment for The Resolution Project (www.resolutionproject.org), hosting its inaugural Young Leaders Now Award Dinner at The Harvard Club of New York City. The dinner honored Shiza Shahid, CEO and Co-Founder of The Malala Fund, who helped turn her vision for girls' education into a reality.
The Young Leaders Now Award Dinner brought together notable celebrities, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and business leaders, including actress, Kelly Rutherford, to raise proceeds that benefit and empower a global community of young leaders through collaborative social entrepreneurship.
Rutherford was in awe of Shiza’s social entrepreneurship efforts towards women’s rights and her accomplishments as a women’s rights advocate at such a young age.
She noted that, “Around the world, girls are denied a formal education because of social, economic, legal and political factors. And in being denied an education, society loses one of its greatest and most powerful resources. As a mother, it is so important to me to have Shiza and The Malala Fund change that.”
Upon accepting the inaugural award, Shiza was honored and cited the Resolution Project for helping to guide their young fellows with their specific initiatives in this “crazy world.”
She was cited as saying, “In a world where it is becoming harder and harder to accomplish one’s goals of “changing the world,” they’re standing by their fellows and guiding them to do that.”
Shiza Shahid’s work is not only inspiring women across the world but helping the Resolution Project’s fellows to continue to meet and exceed their innovations and goals through their own philanthropic efforts.
The Resolution Project is committed to developing socially-responsible young leaders and empowering them to make a positive impact today. Through close relationships with youth conferences like the Clinton Global Initiative University and the Youth Assembly at the United Nations, Resolution identifies promising young leaders from around the world, and provides them with a direct pathway to action. Currently there are now more than 100 Resolution Fellows working in 35 countries including the United States, implementing innovative solutions to address pressing global challenges.
Additional notable attendees from last night’s event included: Wyatt Rockefeller, Sarah Berner, Yvonne Buysman, John-Michael Chadonic, Sergio Fernandez de Cordova, Jennifer Field, Loretta Hennessey, Geroge King III, Molly Mahoney, Daniela Saltzman and Martin Smit.