Gloria S. Chan, JD, PCC is a High I.M.P.A.C.T.™ Leadership Consultant and Senior Vice President at CoachDiversity Institute. Gloria partners with women of color, social visionaries, and their teams to skyrocket their leadership impact through speaking, training, facilitation, and coaching services. Her clients include senior leaders and organizations in the corporate, government, education, nonprofit, foundation, journalism, and youth sectors. She is certified by the International Coach Federation as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC). She is author of Colorful Leadership: How Women of Color Transform Our World, published by CoachDiversity Press.
Previously, Gloria served as President and CEO of the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS), which seeks to train the political leadership pipeline for the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. She facilitated an organizational turnaround, secured President Barack Obama as keynote speaker for APAICS’s 18th annual gala, and raised $1.5 million to support APAICS leadership programs across the nation.
Gloria also served in the U.S. Congress as executive director of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), CAPAC’s communications director, as well as legislative counsel to Rep. Michael Honda. Gloria has deep knowledge of the legislative process, messaging strategy, and policy issues impacting minority communities. Gloria is a noted expert regarding issues in the AAPI community.
In 1999, she founded Chinatown Youth Initiatives (CYI), a youth leadership nonprofit for high school students in New York City. Its mission is to empower New York City youth with the knowledge and skills necessary to address the needs of Chinatown, Asian Americans, and other underrepresented communities. CYI has served over 1,500 youth since its founding.
Gloria currently serves on the Advisory Council of the Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund, the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for AAPI students. She is also an elected member of the Prep for Prep Alumni Council.
Gloria received her law degree from Harvard Law School, undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College, and high school diploma from the Spence School. She is also certified as a kundalini yoga teacher through the Lighthouse Yoga Center in Washington, DC.