PeiYao Chen, President & CEO, Global Fund for Women

PeiYao Chen, Ph.D., (she/her/hers) is the President & CEO of Global Fund for Women and serves on the Board of Directors for Global Fund for Women and Global Fund for Women UK.

PeiYao has a ten-year tenure in leadership roles at Global Fund for Women, including serving as the Senior Vice President of Global Operations prior to assuming the role of President & CEO. She is particularly interested in applied research that bridges academic knowledge with practical application to advance social justice. Over the past three years, she led operationalizing Global Fund for Women’s innovative new approach to center movements, including by helming the creation of groundbreaking tools such as the Gender Justice Data Hub, which identifies nascent gender justice movements across the world.

Prior to joining Global Fund for Women, PeiYao was Associate Director of Evaluation at TCC Group, a consulting firm providing strategic planning, evaluation, and capacity-building services to foundations and nonprofit organizations. She is a member of the Wellesley Centers for Women Council of Advisors. PeiYao received her B.S. from National Taiwan University and her Ph.D. from the City University of New York. Her dissertation focused on immigrant workers’ organizing in New York City Chinatown.