Joy L. Chia
Joy L. Chia is the Team Manager with the Women’s Rights Program at the Open Society Foundations, and leads its work on “Power of the Collective” which supports feminist activism, community mobilization and advocacy to be more independent, resilient, vibrant, and inclusive. Joy was previously the East Asia program officer with the OSF Asia Pacific Regional Office and led the program’s grant-making portfolios on equality and human rights in East Asia. She has also been an Adjunct Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and at Fordham Law School, teaching classes on international human rights law and practice. Joy is passionate about the transformative potential of philanthropy, especially when democratized, and is currently the co-chairs of the Steering Committees for Philanthropies Advancing Women’s Human Rights (PAWHR) and the Women’s Funds Collaborative, an ambitious multi-philanthropy initiative dedicated to institutional strengthening of feminist funds around the globe. Joy is a graduate of Yale University and Columbia University School of Law.