Malala Yousafzai, pictured above in 2013, will sit down with Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg for a live-streamed interview on Aug. 8.
One of the world's most powerful women is about meet one of the youngest activists: Malala Yousafzai will soon sit down at Facebook headquarters for a live-streamed conversation with COO Sheryl Sandberg.
Sandberg will moderate a discussion on Aug. 8 at 11 a.m. ET — hosted by Facebook Live and LeanIn.org — with Yousafzai, the 17-year-old founder of the Malala Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to educating young girls across the world.
While on her way home from school on Oct. 9, 2012 in Pakistan, Yousafzai was the target of an assassination attempt by the Taliban due to her outspoken beliefs about women's rights and education.
Since surviving the attack, Yousafzai's outreach and resolve as an activist has only grown. She established the Malala Fund and addressed the United Nations. Recently, she visited Nigeria as part of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign to urge President Goodluck Jonathan to do more to free more than 200 girls kidnapped by the extremist group Boko Haram.
"My dream is to see every girl get an education in every country," Yousafzai told Mash"My dream is to see every girl get an education in every country," Yousafzai told Mash last September.
Now, Yousafzai is headed to the social network's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., to talk with one of tech's most high-profile leaders and the brains behind the LeanIn movement, whose mission is to empower women in the workplace.
Facebook Live, Facebook's nonprofits page, Malala Fund's Facebook page and LeanIn's Facebook page are all accepting questions from users prior to the interview, which will be a major part of the discussion.
The conversation will stream live online at all of the pages above.
Facebook Live has previously hosted conversations with President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, soccer star David Beckham and director J.J. Abrams.
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