Joleen Ong is a human rights and sustainability professional working to drive change throughout the supply chain. As Sustainability Director at Fanatics, Inc., she leads its sustainability engagement and responsible purchasing practices initiatives across all divisions to ensure ethical supply chain management. Prior to Fanatics, she worked at Columbia Sportswear Company (CSC) for 8 years first as the Corporate Responsibility lead for its global licensing program, and after as Sustainable Manufacturing Manager leading its manufacturing climate change efforts. Joleen also co-founded two DEI initiatives at CSC focused on women’s leadership and Asian-American representation.
Prior to CSC, Joleen served in the nonprofit sector, starting her career at Social Accountability International (SAI). She established SAI’s first communications strategy and supported the development of initiatives including a gender equity training program and global living wage benchmarks. After SAI, she was the Marketing and Publications Director at NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network where she supported its community of over 70,000 members in using technology to meet their missions and drive social change.
Originally from New York, she earned her master’s degree from the New School in Nonprofit and Sustainability Management. She is a published writer on the topic of human rights and edited two award-winning short documentaries. Joleen is a seasoned public speaker on the topic of human rights and sustainability in the supply chain, speaking globally at conferences and academia including Georgetown Law, the New School for Public Engagement, NYU Stern School of Business, and the University of Oregon Sports Product Management Program.