The Women in Public Service Project is pleased to welcome Anar Simpson as the newest member of our Advisory Council. The WPSP Advisory Council provides advice and guidance to the WPSP Director and the Board of Directors on strategy and issues in their individual areas of expertise, in keeping with the goals and initiatives of WPSP. As a member of the Advisory Council, she will contribute her expertise on technology and innovation to enrich the project's efforts toward gender parity.

Anar is a key influencer for Women, Girls and Technology & led this initiative at Mozilla. She was appointed as a Deputy to the UN High Level Panel for Women’s Economic Empowerment. She is also the Global Ambassador for Technovation and has grown this program to over 100 countries in four years. In addition she has been the Special Advisor, Partnerships with the US State Dept.'s TechWomen program. Anar has been awarded the Distinguished Alumna Award from the University of Calgary, GEM Tech Award, 2017 GSMA GLOMO Award for her leadership and outstanding contribution to closing the industry gender gap.

The WPSP Advisory Council consists of various public servants, private-sector leaders, and individuals dedicated to women’s policy and political leadership. See the full list of Advisory Council members here.