Talk: Let Them Fly, Raising Empowered Leaders, Advocates, and Citizens

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Join us for this unique opportunity to sit down with girls' education activist Ziauddin Yousafzai and author Mike Adamick to discuss the powerful role fathers can play as our children form their identities and become active and engaged citizens of the world.

Ziauddin Yousafzai is a co-founder and board member of Malala Fund. For many years, Ziauddin served as a teacher and school administrator in his home country of Pakistan. When the Taliban invaded their home in Swat Valley, Ziauddin peacefully resisted their efforts to limit personal freedoms. Speaking out put Ziauddin at risk, but he feared remaining silent would be far worse. Inspired by her father’s example, Malala began publicly campaigning for girls to go to school. Due to her increased prominence, Malala was attacked by the Taliban two years later. Malala survived and was transported to the United Kingdom for treatment. Ziauddin, his wife, Toor Pekai and their two sons joined Malala in Birmingham. Determined to continue their campaign, Ziauddin and Malala founded Malala Fund in 2013. Together they champion every girl’s right to 12 years of free, safe, quality education. Ziauddin is the author of Let Her Fly: A Father's Journey.

Mike Adamick is the author of Raising Empowered Daughters: A Dad-to-Dad Guide. Mike has written for and been featured in The New York Times, NPR, CBS Morning Show, Science Friday, PBS, Life of Dad, City Dads, and more. He has been a speaker for the BlogHer and Dad 2.0 conferences, and he penned the “Daddy Issues” column for He is a stay-at-home dad to Emme.

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