2022 JUDGE

Malala Yousafzai

Co-founder of Malala Fund

Malala Yousafzai is co-founder and board chair of Malala Fund. Malala began her campaign for  education at age 11 when she anonymously blogged for the BBC about life under the Taliban in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. Inspired by her father’s activism, Malala soon began advocating publicly for girls’ education — attracting international media attention and awards. At age 15, she was attacked by the Taliban for speaking out. Malala recovered in the U.K. and continued her fight for girls. In 2013 she co-founded Malala Fund with her father, Ziauddin. A year later, Malala received the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her efforts to see every girl complete 12 years of free, safe, quality education. Malala is a graduate of Oxford University with a degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.