Bia Vieira is CEO of Women’s Foundation California, where she leads the Foundation’s work to advance gender, racial, and economic justice. The Foundation’s program strategy is focused on building community-based power through investing in nonprofit organizations, training community leaders in policy advocacy, connecting key partners, and mobilizing significant financial resources. Prior to being appointed CEO in 2023, Bia served the Foundation for five years as Chief Strategist ensuring that the work of the Foundation is integrated, aligned, and impactful. 

She has served the non-profit and philanthropic sectors for more than 20 years including senior-level positions at the Philadelphia Community Foundation and Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees. Originally from Brazil, she is a longtime activist in women’s, LGBTQI, Latine, immigrant, and arts and culture issues. Fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, Bia holds a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Anthropology and a master’s degree in Literature and Linguistics, both from Temple University. She is a recognized expert on culture change and gender, racial, and economic justice issues and is a frequent commentator on the power of women’s philanthropy. Bia resides with her partner in Oakland, CA.