In 2012, Shoaib Rizvi founded I Am An Entrepreneur (IAE), a non-profit that advances Pakistani women’s economic participation, for which he received the United Nations Youth Assembly Award.
In 2018, he was awarded a Resolution Fellowship at the United Nations to launch BeWise, a mobile app that connects Pakistani women to financial opportunities.
Shoaib earned a Bachelor’s Degree in media, information, and technoculture from Western University, Canada, and a Master of Public Policy from Oxford. He has interned at the United Nations, including the UN World Tourism Organization and the UN Capital Development Fund.
Shoaib hopes to pursue a career in women’s financial inclusion and expand IAE to other developing nations. Shoaib is 22 years old and a citizen of Pakistan and Canada.