Joi Chaney

J.O.I. Strategies

Joi O. Chaney is a domestic legal policy expert, political strategist, and founder of J.O.I. Strategies, which develops strategies for organizations and companies seeking to achieve Justice, Opportunity, and Inclusion for America’s underserved communities. Based in Washington, DC but with interests nationwide, J.O.I. Strategies seeks to further civil and criminal justice, expand economic opportunity, and advance diversity and inclusion for all, beginning with women and girls and persons of color.
J.O.I. Strategies was recently relaunched in 2020 after Joi returned from serving as Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York.
Prior to these roles, Joi served as Director of Equal Pay Today!, a Project of Equal Rights Advocates and Senior Policy Counsel at Equal Rights Advocates, where she focused on strategies to close the long-standing gender and racial wage gap and engage new constituencies in the fight for equal pay. Over a twenty year career, Joi has held senior roles in the Obama Administration, as a senior advisor to the Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee (Senate DPC), and the American Constitution Society for Law & Policy. Joi began her career at the former Baach Robinson & Lewis PLLC and at the Democratic National Committee.
Joi is a native of Orlando, Florida but is an active member in her adopted community of Washington, DC, where she lives with her family. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors at Equal Rights Advocates, she currently Chairs the Board of Directors of Girls, Inc. of the Metropolitan Washington, DC Area and is Advisory Council Chair of the Women’s Information Network. She is also an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Joi is a graduate of Howard University and Harvard Law School.
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