Anjum Sultana

National Director of Public Policy & Strategic Communications

YWCA Canada


Anjum Sultana (She/Her) is an award-winning public affairs strategist and published health equity researcher with expertise in gender equity, public health, and civic engagement.

Anjum is the National Director of Public Policy & Strategic Communications at YWCA Canada, the country's largest and oldest gender equity organization. In her role, Anjum has authored several policy reports, including A Feminist Economic Recovery Plan for Canada: Making the Economy Work for Everyone and Preventing a Lockdown Generation: A Plan to Support Canada's youth in post-pandemic recovery.

Outside of work, Anjum is an avid volunteer in the community and gives back by being a mentor to young people, as a member of non-profit boards, and as an advisor on policy committees. Currently, Anjum spends time as an advisor to the University Of Toronto Munk School Of Global Affairs and Public Policy's Public Good Initiative, which supports non-profits and charities in their public policy, advocacy and strategic communications goals.

Anjum holds a Masters of Public Health from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto and a Certificate in Sustainable Business Strategy from Harvard Business School.