Recently named the 2020 Global Woman of Distinction by the United Nations NGO Committee on the Status of Women, Anjum Sultana is an internationally-recognized advocate for progressive public policies to create a more just and equitable society.
Currently, Anjum serves as the National Director of Public Policy & Strategic Communications at YWCA Canada, the nation’s oldest and largest women’s serving organization. She also serves on the boards of a number of organizations including, Regent Park Community Health Centre, Toronto Environmental Alliance and the Council of Agencies Serving South Asians; and sits on several research, organizational and policy advisory committees. Anjum is also a Global Shaper for the Toronto Hub, affiliated with the World Economic Forum, a Founding Advisor of Progress Toronto and served as Canadian Delegate at the 2019 G7 Youth Summit in Paris, France through Young Diplomats of Canada. Recently, Anjum was appointed to CivicAction’s Re:Action Task Force which feeds into and advises various COVID19 recovery tables throughout the greater Toronto region. She is also part of the Ontario Council for International Cooperation’s Gender Equality and Youth Policy-Makers Hubs. She is also an Advisor for the 2020/2021 Action Canada Public Policy Fellowship Programme.
Anjum is an accomplished public speaker who has delivered keynote speeches, lectures, workshops and participated in panel discussions. Her media and policy commentary has been featured on networks and publications such as Apolitical, CBC, CityTv, CTV, First Policy Response, Healthy Debate, National Observer, New Canadian Media, Now Toronto, Public Policy Forum, The Walrus, Toronto Sun, and TVO.
Anjum holds a Masters of Public Health from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Anjum is also the founder of Millennial Womxn in Policy, a grassroots organization and community of practice that connects more than 3,000 young women and non-binary people working in policy across North America and Europe in civil society, politics, private sector and public service.