CEO, Malala Fund
As Chief Executive Officer, Farah leads Malala Fund in working toward a world where all girls can learn for 12 years and lead without fear. Prior to joining Malala Fund, Farah was the founder and CEO of G(irls)20, where she built an organisation dedicated to girls’ education and female labour force participation. Prior to G(irls)20, she served in senior leadership positions at The Belinda Stronach Foundation and VON Canada and worked for several leading Canadian politicians, including Deputy Prime Minister Anne McLellan and the Honourable Paddy Torsney. Her greatest adventure was summitting Mt. Kilimanjaro. She is a recipient of several awards including Governor General Meritorious Service Medal, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. She was named BBC’s 100 Women and Top 25 Most Influential Women in Canada by Women of Influence.Shas served as an Advisor to the Clinton Global Initiative and Virgin Unite.