Fauzia Viqar is an internationally recognized expert and visionary leader on gender issues in development. She has vast experience of working with government and civil society organizations in Canada and Pakistan where Fauzia has led large programs on human rights and women’s empowerment. As Chairperson of the Punjab Commission on the Status of Women, Fauzia succeeded in placing gender equality at the core of government processes, by providing concrete evidence derived from unique data collection mechanisms that she pioneered. She currently heads a development consultancy, Rah Center for Management and Development and serves on various policy making boards and committees. She joined the Board in 2019.