#MentorTalks: The Power of Women in Tech with Anar Simpson

When: Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 12:15 PM IDLW

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Got 15 minutes? You’ve got a mentor! Join us for our latest #MentorTalks, a new Facebook Live series that puts exchange program alumni in touch with extraordinary mentors on a wide variety of topics. On August 8, at 12:00 pm EDT, Anar Simpson of Technovation will offer advice to women in tech and those interested in pursuing a career in tech! She will answer your questions live and give advice on everything from networking to overcoming challenges. Through the TechWomen program, Anar empowers and connects #ExchangeAlumni from Africa, Central and South Asia, and the Middle East, and she is excited to chat with viewers. Come ready to ask questions and be inspired! Use #MentorTalks when asking your question.


Anar Simpson
Global Ambassador, Technovation

Anar is a key influencer for women, girls and technology, and works with governments, international agencies and technology companies on the digital inclusion of women. She is the Global Ambassador for Technovation, an organization that 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 led this initiative at Mozilla. She has been instrumental in the growth and outreach of the US Department of State’s TechWomen initiative, which empowers and supports the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from Africa, Central and South Asia, and the Middle East and connects them with their counterparts in Silicon Valley. Anar has been recognized for her leadership and outstanding contribution to closing the industry gender gap by numerous institutions, including the University of Calgary and the United Nations.

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Questions about this event? Reach out to Natalie Breen