Way-Ting Chen

Co-Founder & Senior Partner

Way-Ting is driven by a head for problem solving and a heart for ending poverty and inequity.  She has spent the past 20 years working in partnership and leadership with philanthropies, nonprofits, and corporations to make sustainable social change, thriving particularly in tackling issues related to impact, strategy, and performance.

Outside of Blue Garnet, Way-Ting serves on the Steering Committee of National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers (NNCG), the Executive Committee of the Swarthmore College Alumni Council, and advisory board of Pacific Asian Counseling Services (PACS). She was a Founding Partner and co-chair of the board for Social Venture Partners (SVP) Los Angeles and Vice-Chair of the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits). As adjunct faculty, she co-taught “Impact Thinking, Measurement and Evaluation” at Pepperdine University’s Masters program in Social Entrepreneurship and Change. 

Prior to starting Blue Garnet, she led projects involving business strategy and organizational design and transformation at Booz Allen Hamilton (now Strategy&) in New York; she also conducted economic development research and country risk analysis at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. She holds an International MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA with honors in economics and political science from Swarthmore College. When not out making the world a better place, she delights in spending time with her family and feeding her curiosity, often at the same time.

Way-Ting can be reached by phone at (310) 439-1930 x 2#