Joy L. Chia is the current Executive Director at Astraea. Previously, she used to be the Team Manager with the Women’s Rights Program at the Open Society Foundations, and led its work on “Power of the Collective” which supports feminist activism, community mobilization and advocacy to be more independent, resilient, vibrant, and inclusive. Prior to that, Joy was
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. Joy is passionate about the transformative potential of philanthropy, especially when democratized, and is currently the co-chair 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.