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Saadia
Muzaffar

Tech Entrepreneur, Author, and Passionate Advocate for Responsible Innovation.

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Saadia Muzaffar is a tech entrepreneur, author, and passionate advocate of responsible innovation, decent work for everyone, and prosperity of immigrant talent in STEM.

In 2017, she was featured in Canada 150 Women, a book about 150 of the most influential and groundbreaking women in Canada.

Current Work:

Saadia is founder of TechGirls Canada, the hub for Canadian women in science, technology, engineering, and math - and co-founder of Tech Reset Canada, a coalition of business people, technologists, and other residents advocating for innovation that is focused on maximizing the public good.

Saadia serves on the board of Women's Shelters Canada, and is an ambassador for GEM, a mentorship program for high school girls facing socio-economic barriers.She is on the steering committee of Toronto Open Smart Cities Forum, part of Canada Beyond 150: Policy for a diverse and inclusive future initiative, and is an advisor to Government of Canada's Economic Strategy table for Access to Skilled Talent.

Saadia’s work on modern leadership has been featured in multiple prominent publications, including CNNMoney, Fortune Magazine, Globe & Mail, VICE, CBC, TVO, and Chatelaine. Her works explore big ideas and impactful strategies that address growing challenges for business leaders in today's connected & vigilant markets.

Previous experience:

Author: Saadia is also a Pushcart Prize nominated short fiction writer. In February 2018, her work joins that of Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid's Tale), Gabby Rivera (America), Hope Larson (Batgirl), and Amy Chu (Wonder Woman) in Dark Horse Comics' new anthology featuring comic and prose stories. Recently Saadia and her team released Change Together: A Diversity Guidebook for Startups and Scaleups.

Expertise
Topics

Business

  • Mastering Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurs

Innovation

  • Science & Technology

Politics & Advocacy

  • Leadership
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