Malala Yousafzai Confirmed to Speak at 2016 World Business Forum

Education activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner added to the 2016
speaker roster in New York City, on November 17-18, 2016

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–WOBI, the leader in management and leadership conferences, has announced
the addition of Malala Yousafzai to their 13th Annual World
Business Forum speaker roster. Yousafzai will participate at the Forum
via teleconference in front of thousands of international executives who
will attend the forum to explore the concept of consistent innovation as
strategy: ‘Be Beta’.

Malala has been campaigning for the rights of girls to receive an
education since she was 10 years old. Her passion has led her to be
attacked by the Taliban, and then recovered to continue her fight. She
set up the Malala Fund – which is dedicated to help promote education
for girls throughout the world. In addition to the Nobel Peace Prize,
Malala was also named one of ‘The 100 Most Influential People in the
World’ in 2013 by TIME magazine and honored with Amnesty International’s
Ambassador of Conscience award. She is the winner of Pakistan’s first
National Youth Peace Prize, the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought
and Conscience, the International Children’s Peace Prize, and the Simone
de Beauvoir Prize. She is also the author of the international
bestseller I Am Malala, which has been published in over 27

This year’s conference theme is “Be Beta” and brings together a dynamic
roster of speakers whose startups, designs and insights have changed the
business landscape. Yousafzai joins a world-class lineup of World
Business Forum speakers, including: Alan Mulally, former CEO of Ford
Motor Company; Andre Agassi, tennis champion and philanthropist; Amy
Cuddy, social psychologist and Harvard Business School professor;
Daymond John, founder, president and CEO of FUBU and co-star of ABC’s
Shark Tank, among others.

The 2016 event is being held at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln
Center. The venue is home to some of the world’s most renowned
performances and is designed to optimize the attendee experience.

For more information on the World Business Forum or to register, visit


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