Startup Canada Podcast: Breaking barriers through Technovation with Anar Simpson

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Empowering 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.”

Simpson’s leadership has been recognized in her home Canada, the United States, and abroad. Currently located in Silicon Valley, Simpson 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, Simpson 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 Simpson about her biggest inspirations and how she’s striving to break gender barriers.

The Startup Canada Podcast Show is a production of Startup Canada, a grassroots, entrepreneur-led movement to bring together, celebrate, and give a voice to Canada’s entrepreneurship community. On the podcast, award-winning entrepreneur host Rivers Corbett speaks with the movers and shakers of Canada’s entrepreneurship community to give a glimpse into the future of business, and share insights on everything from social innovation to the future of work, investing, and why we need to think bigger to take our businesses global. Join Rivers Corbett for new episodes every Tuesday airing at 10 AM ET for lessons, trends, and opportunities in entrepreneurship from Vancouver to Fredericton; and Israel to Peru.

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