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.
Joleen previously worked at the human rights nonprofit organization, Social Accountability International (SAI). 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. She is a regular guest speaker at the University of Oregon’s Sports Product Management program and Portland State University’s Athletic and Outdoor Industry program, and previously Georgetown, NYU, the New School and FIDM. In 2021, she joined the Board of Days for Girls International.