The youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Malala Yousafzai has now signed up with the United Talent Agency (UTA) to represent her and her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai.
Malala and Ziauddin will now be represented by UTA’s newly formed culture and leadership division, under the guidance of Darnell Strom.
“When I started my fight for girls at 11 years old, working with media and public speaking were key to building support for my efforts. I look forward to working with UTA to develop creative ways to amplify the voices of the next generation of girls and young women,” said Malala Yousafzai in a statement.
“To achieve gender equality, we need support from women and men, leaders in every sector. Darnell understands this, and I am excited to continue working with him at UTA,” said Ziauddin Yousafzai.
Malala Yousafzai was shot by Taliban for her writings about life under the Taliban in Swat, Pakistan in 2012. In 2013, Malala and her father founded the Malala Fund to help girls’ education and there onwards, Malala went actively advocating for girls’ right to education around the world. For her services, Malala was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, making her the youngest-ever Nobel laureate at 17.
Malala, is currently studying at the prestigious Oxford University and is the author of three books: “I Am Malala,” “Malala’s Magic Pencil,” and “We Are Displaced.” Malala was also the subject of the award-winning documentary “He Named Me Malala.”