WISAT’s main office is in Ontario, Canada.


Executive Director: Sophia Huyer, PhD

Senior Associate: Nancy Hafkin, PhD

Advisory Committee

Gloria Bonder, Coordinator, UNESCO Chair on Women in S&T in Latin America, Argentina

Gloria Bonder is Director of the Gender, Society and Policies Department at FLACSO (Latin American Postgraduate Institute of Social Sciences). Within this Department she coordinates two Regional Programs:

She is also Coordinator of the Global Network of UNESCO Chairs on Gender.

Since 2014, she has coordinated the Latin American and Caribbean focal point of GenderInSITE, a multistakeholder global initiative to create greater awareness about gender dimensions of science, innovation, technology and engineering.

She is a researcher and consultant on women, science and technology for several national, regional and international organizations such as: Minister of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation in Argentina, DAW, United Nations, Women and Development Unit, ECLAC and the Office of Science and Technology, Governments of: Antioquia, Colombia; Montevideo, Uruguay; Dominican Republic, among others, OAS, IDRC/CRDI, UNICEF, UNIFEM, UNDP and UNESCO. She has developed several research projects on gender issues and/in technology, science, education, communication, health and youth, and published books and articles both nationally and internationally.

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Marilyn Carr, International Development Consultant, UK

Marilyn Carr is a Development Economist with over 20 years’ experience working in Africa and Asia. She has a B.A. in African and Asian Studies and a D.Phil in Development Economics from the University of Sussex, and an M.Sc in Economics from the London School of Economics. She has been Senior Economist with the Intermediate Technology Development Group (ITDG) in the UK, Senior Economic Adviser for the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) based in New York and Harare, and Regional Adviser on Small Enterprise and Appropriate Technology for the Women’s Centre of the UN Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa. Dr. Carr was a founding member of the international network ‘Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO)” of which she was also Director, Global Markets Programme. She has held fellowships at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies at Harvard University, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Ottawa, and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) in London, and has researched and published widely on gender and the informal economy, small business development and rural industrialization, and gender, science and technology. Her most recent publication is an edited volume commissioned by the Commonwealth Secretariat which is entitled Chains of Fortune: Linking Women Producers and Workers with Global Markets.