Joining the Board are Jocelyne Lafrenière, Michael J. McLaughlin and Anar Simpson.
“From serious, in-depth technical expertise to showcasing an incredible passion for improving the lives of women and girls and their communities, we are fortunate to have earned the support of these three remarkable individuals,” says Gillian Barth, president and CEO of CARE Canada.
Anar Simpson is the Global Ambassador for Technovation, which is building a pipeline of young girls to enter STEM careers in over 100 countries. She was appointed as a Deputy to the UN High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment and served as the Special Advisor, Women, Girls and Technology, Office of the Chair at Mozilla. She is the Strategic Partnerships Advisor to the US State Department’s TechWomen initiative. Ms. Simpson has been recognized for her leadership and outstanding contribution to closing the industry gender gap. She was awarded the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Calgary, the 2015 GEM Tech Award for Technovation from the ITU and UN Women, and GSMA Global Mobile Leadership Award. In 2017, she was recognized as a Women of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal.
CARE Canada’s Board of Directors consists of respected Canadian leaders from diverse backgrounds from business, academia, politics and the public service. Board members are responsible for the financial and strategic oversight of the organization as well as its mission and mandate.