Our Director

Anne Hilty, PhD, is a psychologist, writer and educator, working with individuals, organizations, and institutions. A native New Yorker — “natural global citizen” — she has lived abroad since January 2005 in both East Asia and Europe. She has been engaged in the promotion of global understanding throughout her career, traveling to 50+ countries thus far for her research in the field of cultural psychology.


Dr Anne in Rome, New Year’s Eve 2016/7.

Dr Anne has always followed the model of scholar-practitioner. Having begun in the healthcare field in 1980, she maintained a psychotherapy and natural health practice in multicultural New York (1989-2004) as well as in both South Korea and Hong Kong (2005-2015), and now globally. She has also been on the medical and/or counseling staff of several New York hospitals.

In addition to her clinical work and cultural research, Dr Anne has engaged in education as well as school management. She is currently Visiting Professor in the Center for International Affairs of Jeju National University (Korea), and has been adjunct professor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong) and Regis College (Boston), and has been in startup education management for two schools in Seoul. She has given numerous public presentations, workshops, and seminars on cultural themes to promote intercultural understanding, including EWP’s signature Intercultural Trainings, and has published 200+ articles as well as several books and book chapters on cultural topics, currently finalizing 3 manuscripts for City University of Hong Kong Press. Following a 5-year in-depth study of Jeju Island, South Korea, she serves as a government-appointed Honorary Ambassador for Jeju Island (2014-2018), introducing and promoting Jeju culture globally.

Dr Anne has also undertaken international conference organization and event planning, most recently as Congress Organizer / Program Coordinator for the 2014 Business and Professional Women [BPW] International Congress held on Jeju Island with 800 participants from 54 countries. She was a delegate to the 2017 BPW International Congress in Cairo, as well as a workshop presenter. Dr Anne was the founding president of BPW Hong Kong (2015-2017), for which she currently serves as Immediate Past President, International Relations Coordinator, and Twinning taskforce chair; she also maintains associate membership with BPW New York City. Additionally, she is an active member of both the BPW Intercontinental Club and the BPW International taskforce for Peace and Intercultural Understanding, the latter for which she developed a “Women, Peace and Security [UNSC-R1325]” program, and is now co-developing an Intercultural Competency training.

This company represents Dr Anne’s 4th experience as an entrepreneur; she has also been on the start-up development/management teams for 3 academic institutions. She resides in both Hong Kong and Korea, and continues extensive travel for research of the world’s cultures.

EWP: Promoting Global Understanding!


Dr Anne participating in the annual ceremony to Jeju Island’s creator goddess, Seolmundae Halmang — the first foreigner to do so. (May 2011)