Anar Simpson: Breaking Barriers with Technovation

Anar Simpson: Breaking Barriers with TechnovationEmpowering women and girls across the world is proven to make communities and industry thrive. As the Special advisor on Women, Girls, and Technology at Mozilla and the Global Ambassador for Technovation, Anar Simpson is supporting a generation of innovators with paramount leadership.

“That sense of purpose is what is worth pursuing.”

Anar’s leadership has been recognized in her home Canada, the United States, and abroad. Currently located in Silicon Valley, Anar works with local changemakers everywhere she goes, like Catherine Courage, VP of Design at Google (pictured, left) who is a staunch supporter of women in tech programs including Technovation and TechWomen. In 2017, Anar received the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Women of Influence Award, and the GSMA Global Mobile Leadership Award for outstanding contributions to close the gender gap, just to name a few. With her push of Technovation, a global entrepreneurship technology program for girls, she is shaping communities, mindsets, and lives.

In this week’s #StartupPodcast, host Rivers Corbett talks to Anar about her biggest inspirations and how she’s striving to break gender barriers.

Podcast airs August 8 at 10:00am ET at


All related



Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

One thought

  1. Congratulation to Anar Simpson and welcome to Global Ambassador for technovation challenge,
    just last month in Hangzhou, capital of CAST China’s Zhejiang Province, during the 2nd Global Conference on Women to star-up businesses entrepreneurship, Jack Ma speech 40 minutes about the “SHE ERA”


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.