Phoenix M. Wang is a strategist, helping clients develop and lead transformational initiatives to thrive in an innovation economy.
She embraces new capabilities and market opportunities created by disruptive technologies. She has led successful national initiatives from concept through implementation in diverse fields including education, philanthropy, financial services, urban public services, and social entrepreneurship.
Recognized by Fast Company as one of the 100 Most Creative People in 2010, Phoenix most recently was Director of Strategic Investments at the William Penn Foundation, where she created the portfolio vision behind the Innovation and Transformation Funds. Prior to joining William Penn, Phoenix co-founded Startl, a consortium of national philanthropic funders, with the goal of cultivating and supporting entrepreneurs building digital media and technologies for learning.
While at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Phoenix led investments in Open Educational Resources (OER), widely viewed as the precursor to Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and a disruptive force that is changing education and lifelong learning.
Phoenix also brings private sector experience as a Vice President at NBC-iVillage and a strategy consultant at Accenture Consulting where she played leadership role in managing large-scale organizational change and business strategy shifts.
Phoenix received her B.A. from William College and Ed.M. from Harvard Graduate School of Education.