Saadia Zahidi

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Saadia Zahidi
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Saadia Zahidi in 2009
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InstitutionsWorld Economic Forum

Saadia Zahidi is the Head of Education, Gender and Work and a Member of the Executive Committee at the World Economic Forum. She co-authors the Forum's Future of Jobs, Global Gender Gap, and Global Human Capital Reports.[1][2][3][4]

She won the Financial Times and McKinsey Bracken Bower Prize for young business authors for her business book proposal, Womenomics in the Muslim World.[5] Zahidi is the author of Fifty Million Rising due to be published by Nation Books in January 2018.[6]

She is honoured in BBC'S 100 Women in 2013 and 2014.[7][8]

Zahidi grew up in Pakistan.[2] She gained a bachelor's degree in economics from Smith College, a master's in international economics from Graduate Institute Geneva, and an MPA from Harvard University.[4]


  1. ^ "Bracken Bower winner Saadia Zahidi snags book deal". Retrieved 2017-04-22.
  2. ^ a b "Seeking a finer balance". Harvard Gazette. 2010-10-15. Retrieved 2017-04-22.
  3. ^ Zahidi, Laura Tyson and Saadia (2014-10-31). "The Slow March to Gender Parity". Project Syndicate. Retrieved 2017-04-22.
  4. ^ a b "Saadia Zahidi - Agenda Contributor | World Economic Forum". World Economic Forum. Retrieved 2017-04-22.
  5. ^ Zahidi, Saadia (13 November 2014). "'Womenomics' is starting to transform the Muslim world". Financial Times. Retrieved 30 April 2017.
  6. ^ Zahidi, Saadia (2017). Fifty Million Rising: How a New Generation of Working Women Is Revolutionizing the Muslim World. PublicAffairs. ISBN 1568585918.
  7. ^ "100 Women: Who took part?". BBC News. 2013-11-22. Retrieved 2017-04-07.
  8. ^ "Who are the 100 Women 2014?". BBC News. 2014-10-26. Retrieved 2018-01-05.