Pam Joyce has spent her career in non-profit management working with high-impact, mission-driven organizations addressing pressing social challenges. Building capacity, program, and impact, her recent focus has been on educational access and skills development, especially for women and girls. Most recently at U.C. Berkeley’s Haas School of Business as interim executive director of the Institute for Business & Social Impact, she oversaw the work of 6 centers and programs, managed international partnerships, and launched an online learning platform providing training for global non-profit leaders in developing countries.
As a development director at Room to Read, she helped grow the funding base from $7M to $38M, securing investments for literacy and girls’ education programs across 10 countries in Asia and Africa. Prior to this, she spent a decade with the Asia Society in New York and San Francisco, serving as the founding executive director of the Northern California Center, creating a forum for increased understanding and dialogue between the Bay Area community and Asia.
Building on early work in humanitarian assistance in the Philippines, she began her career at the Asia Foundation’s Asian-American Exchanges program, managing leadership development and exchange programs, and is pleased to come full circle joining the President’s Leadership Council to amplify the Asia Foundation’s work.
A Bay Area native, Pam received her bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in Southeast Asian Studies focused on political economy and international business from the University of Michigan.