Shmona Simpson is a scientist, strategist and activist who is the Founder & CEO of Paritii (pronounced parity) - a social enterprise focused on making technology more just. As CEO, Shmona leads a team of strategists and product developers who work with medtech, edtech and fintech partners to drive the development of equity-aligned technologies, and promote the equitable access to, and use of, technology.
Prior to founding Paritii, she was a strategist at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a Vaccine Immunologist, and an Infectious Disease specialist serving low-and middle-income countries. Shmona holds a DPhil in Clinical Medicine from Oxford University where she was Chair of the Black Rhodes Scholars Association.
Shmona considers herself a global citizen and has had the privilege of using technology to improve outcomes for the most marginalized populations in sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, Latin America, Europe and the United States.