Anne is one of the founders of IWTC and has expertise and experience in global information networking, educational and training materials design and development, community organizing, and women and development issues at both policy and practical levels. As IWTC's Special Projects Coordinator, she edited the IWTC Women's GlobalNet, served on the Board of IWDA in Melbourne and Isis International in Manila, and assisted with worldwide correspondence and regional projects as needed, with a special focus on Africa and Asia/Pacific.
A native of Australia, Anne's early experience in community and women's organizing was in Fiji where she worked with the fledgling YWCA for 11 years. From Fiji, she went on to Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. USA to complete an M.S, Ed.S. and Ph.D. in Education (Instructional Systems Technology). With fellow IU graduate Vicki Semler she became swept up in International Women's Year activities (1975) and was asked to be part of a team that founded IWTC in 1976. She subsequently served as the IWTC's Executive Director for 26 years (1976-2002), working with women worldwide on behalf of women's human rights and gender equity at all levels of society. Anne and Vicki participated as activists and organizers in all four UN world conferences on women and NGO Forums in Mexico City (1975), Copenhagen (1980), Nairobi (1985) and Beijing (1995).