Anabela Pedroso began her career in Public Administration at the Ministry of Finance in 1977. Among other positions, she was President of the Agency for Administrative Modernization (2007–2009), Coordinator at Mission Unit and Member of the Board of Directors of UMIC – Agency for the Knowledge Society (2003–2006) and Advisor of the Secretary of State for Public Administration (2009–2010). During her career, she led and participated in projects of great public interest with a strong component of innovation and citizen delivery focus, receiving several public recognitions, like the Award as “Best Leader in category Public Administration”, and in both 2009 and 2010 was mentioned as one of five influential women in ICT in Portugal (SapoTek).