Founding Executive Director of Women in Global Science and Technology (WISAT); Senior Advisor to the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) and affiliated with the Gender Advisory Board of the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (GAB-CSTD). Sophia Huyer received her Ph.D. from York University in Toronto and held a Fulbright Fellowship at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 2000.
Sophia Huyer is researcher and policy analyst on gender equality issues relating to science, technology and innovation in the global context. She was a main contributor to the 2011 UNCTAD Report, Applying a Gender Lens to Science, Technology and Innovation and the 2007 UNESCO International Report on Science, Technology and Gender. She co-edited Cinderella or Cyberella? Empowering Women in the Knowledge Society with Nancy Hafkin (Kumarian Press, 2006). She is currently leading the OWSD-WISAT project on National Assessments in Gender and STI funded by the Elsevier Foundation and Sida, as well as GenderInSITE, a global collaborative initiative to promote gender in science, innovation, technology and engineering for development. She was a Jury Member for the Anita Borg Institute Social Impact Award in 2007.