New member’s advocacy expertise will strengthen the organization’s expansion of AI and tech entrepreneurship programs for underrepresented girls and families.

Technovation is proud to announce the addition of Anar Simpson, a key influencer for women, girls and technology, to its board of directors as it continues to build programs for girls and families that create a foundation for lifelong learning.

Technovation’s board of directors offers a wide range of experience and perspectives to help guide and support the organization as it develops free AI and technology entrepreneurship programs that bring communities together to explore new technologies.

A longtime champion for Technovation, Anar Simpson works on the digital inclusion of women with governments, international agencies and technology companies. Her advocacy, partnership, and growth efforts span the policy level – ranging from Deputy to the United Nations High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment to Strategic Partnerships Advisor to the US State Department’s TechWomen initiative. Simpson has served for several years as Technovation Girls’ Global Ambassador, a role that includes promoting and representing the Technovation Girls program around the world. With her help, the program has expanded to more than 100 countries.

“After years helping Technovation expand to reach thousands of girls around the world, I am honored and excited to join its Board of Directors,” said Simpson. “I am looking forward to many more years of empowering young people everywhere – especially young women – to believe in themselves and their capacity to change the world.” 

Technovation is grateful for Anar’s guidance, and looks forward to deepening the impact and extending the reach of Technovation Girls and Technovation Families even further with their support.

“Today’s technologies-like AI – impact everyone, but too few people currently feel empowered to use these technologies to solve problems in their lives and for their communities,” said Technovation CEO & Founder Tara Chklovski. “We are excited to add Anar’s expertise to our board as we strive to inspire more people to become leaders, creators and problem-solvers.”