Clara Wu Tsai is a businesswoman and investor with a lifelong interest in improving economic mobility. She is an active supporter of community-oriented research projects, advocacy, and films promoting equal opportunity and related issues, including education and criminal justice reform. Through her family foundation, Ms. Wu Tsai pursues philanthropic investments that advance knowledge, innovation, creativity in the arts, and equality by working with global partners to focus on the translation of new knowledge into practical applications with human or social impact.
In August 2020, the Joe and Clara Tsai Foundation established a Social Justice Fund with a $50 million commitment to drive economic empowerment and address the systemic imbalances that produce racial gaps in education, health, and wealth, with a priority focus on Brooklyn.
Ms. Wu Tsai is a founding partner of REFORM Alliance. Through her other philanthropic endeavors, she supports the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute at Stanford University and is on the Advisory Board of the Institute for Protein Design at the University of Washington
Ms. Wu Tsai and her husband are the owners of the NBA Brooklyn Nets, the WNBA New York Liberty, and the NLL San Diego Seals. She is a trustee of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and was an executive producer of Into the Okavango, a documentary that premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. Previously, Ms. Wu Tsai was General Manager of the Hong Kong operations of Taobao, China’s largest online shopping website, and a Vice President at American Express in New York and Hong Kong. Ms. Wu Tsai holds a B.A. in International Relations and a M.A. in International Policy Studies from Stanford University, and a M.B.A. from Harvard University.