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Jodeen Olguín-Tayler

2022 Fellow


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United States

Olguín-Tayler is a nationally recognized leader in racial justice and gender equity movements, and has served in executive roles across the non-profit and philanthropic sectors. A sought-after social change strategist, she is known for driving large-scale advocacy and civic engagement programs, as well as designing winning public policy campaigns. After two decades of leading frontline work to advance climate justice as well as racial and gender equity, Olguín-Tayler is on a mission to shift power and practices in the philanthropic sector to democratize access to capital and resources as a means of scaling social change infrastructure. As a philanthropic leader Olguín-Tayler draws on over 20 years of frontline organizing, cross-sector movement-building, DEI and change management expertise.  

Olguín-Tayler has served as Campaign Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Field Director for, advisor to the Movement for Black Lives policy table, and is the president of the board of trustees for the Chicana Climate Justice Fund and the Movement Voter Fund. She was a recipient of the Movement Makers fellowship and a Senior Fellow for Racial Justice and Inclusive Democracy at the Amalgamated Foundation. 

As a community leader and Chicana mother from the ancestral homelands of the Pueblo (Tewa) and Ute people, her work as a social movement strategist is part of her journey as a future ancestor. Advancing social and climate justice is both an expression of love and responsibility to steward resources, traditions and cultural inheritance for generations to come.