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Maayan Ziv

Maayan Ziv

Founder and CEO, AccessNow

About Maayan Ziv

Maayan is an entrepreneur and disability activist. After graduating with a Masters in Digital Media from Toronto Metropolitan University, she launched AccessNow, a social enterprise that shares information about the accessibility of places worldwide.

As CEO, Maayan has created a powerful shift in thinking about the importance of accessibility, from accessible technologies to infrastructure, public policy, media and more. An internationally acclaimed voice for the disability rights movement, Maayan’s leadership has been recognized with several awards including Canada’s Top 40 under 40, the Governor General Innovation Award and WXN’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada.

Get to know Maayan Ziv

What are your hopes for the next generation of women in tech?
I hope to see the next generation of women in tech that is as diverse as our world and to see increased representation of anyone who feels "othered," including women with disabilities.

What’s the greatest piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Everything is temporary. Whenever I’m facing a bump in the road, I like to remind myself that change will come. This advice always helps me navigate difficult times and also pushes me to really savour the wins that come along too.