PeiYao Chen has more than ten years of experience in research, evaluation and project management in the non-profit sector, with a strong focus on the empowerment and grassroots activism of women and girls. Prior to joining Global Fund for Women, PeiYao was Associate Director of Evaluation at TCC Group, a management consulting firm providing strategic planning, evaluation and capacity-building services to foundations, nonprofit organizations and corporate community involvement programs. Her work at TCC included evaluation of social service programs, policy and advocacy efforts and capacity building initiatives; organizational assessment; and providing training workshops and technical assistance to build nonprofit evaluation capacity.
Before TCC Group, PeiYao worked as Research Analyst for Girls Incorporated. During this time, she conducted both qualitative and quantitative research with girls to learn about their lives and issues they are facing in their communities. Prior to Girls Inc., PeiYao held positions in various large-scale research and evaluation projects focusing on women and girls, including the Ms. Foundation for Women.
PeiYao received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from National Taiwan University and her Ph.D. in Psychology from the CUNY Graduate Center. Her dissertation focused on workers’ grassroots activism in New York City Chinatown.