Jin-Ya Huang

Purpose-Driven Community Leader, Presidential Leadership Scholar, Social Enterprise Innovator, Artist Educator, Award Winning Bridge Builder

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Jin-Ya Huang is a social impact, community development, and creative innovator with a focus on the intersection of equity, design, and social justice work. She is the founder of Break Bread, Break Borders (B4 Food4Good), a social enterprise empowering refugee women economically through the storytelling of food and culture. Jin-Ya is an expert in global marketing, and has over a decade of extensive background in global marketing for Fossil Group, JCPenney, Neiman Marcus, and Keurig Dr Pepper.

She is an acclaimed interdisciplinary artist who has shown in galleries in Dallas, Miami and New York. Her work examines her Asian identity and diasporic immigrant experience. Jin-Ya is an accomplished published writer and global public speaker. Her work has been featured at Bank of America, GE, Duke University, the Bush Institute, International Institute of Restorative Practice, TEDx, Slow Food USA, Toyota of North America, Southern Living, Today Show, NPR Morning Edition and TIME Magazine, highlighted as a Community Bridge Builder Across America.

With an eye towards new approaches to entrepreneurship, empowering women and improving race relations, she serves on the Advisory Board for UTD Bass School of Arts, Humanities and Technology, RISD Equity Council, 508 Encore Park at First Presbyterian, ACT Asian Chamber of Texas, and the Founding Board of Directors for DAAHS, Dallas Asian American Historical Society. Jin-Ya is highly regarded for her ability to bring communities and people of all backgrounds together. Huang is an appointed social entrepreneur at SMU Hunt Institute Economic Inclusion Consortium. She’s one of the D Magazine 78 Women Changing the Face of Dallas. Huang is a proud member of the All Asian Women Orchid Giving Circle, The Summit, Leadership Women Texas, and a PLS Presidential Leadership Scholar. She’s the recipient of the Entreprenista Chase Ink Top 10 Best Community-led Businesses, Mavericks Foundation Fellow, Maura Women Helping Women Awardee, and the Triumph of the Spirit for Human Rights Honoree. Jin-Ya is a current cohort of the Citizen University National Civic Collaboratory, Fulbright Specialist Program, Les Dames d’Escoffier International, and Korn Ferry Foundation Leadership U for Humanity.

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"Jin-Ya is a captivating speaker who immerses her audiences in the stories she tells, both on stage and in personal conversation. Her ability to speak gracefully while conveying a message and a story is unparalleled and I greatly admire her storytelling capabilities. Jin-Ya has engaged her audiences through personal anecdotes, informative lectures, and inviting conversation while simultaneously educating and inspiring those who meet her. The impact of her words are felt by those around her and she continually changes lives every day, both through her work and through her words."

Jo Lew
New York, NY

"I loved the format - it felt like a true conversation. Also within that short time, it felt like the listeners got an entry into each panelist's area of interest/practice. I especially loved how each one was passionate about their specific roles but were also interested in possibilities of collaboration. I also thought you did a terrific job of weaving through the conversation and keeping it very “present” which is often hard to do in a virtual space. Just sharing what comes to my mind, without editing 🤓"

San Francisco, CA

"Hello Hello! I’m very grateful we met and that I got to learn from you. You facilitated an amazing experience for the participants. Very grateful to hear your expertise! Your quote made me reflect on what is our role in meeting the needs of our students. So, thank you for inspiring us to be community-minded! You do such great work!"

Richardson, TX

"I’m going to use this quote from you in my next tribal meet up: “If my people ask me for fire, I'm not giving them water!” Loved it. Loved everything about your presentation. I really admire what you're doing, how you're giving space, voice and opportunity."

Fayetteville, NC

"Hi Jin-Ya, I'm so glad I talked with you. I felt like your words really touched me, and especially at this time in my life because I'm not having the best relationship with my family right now. And you showed me that I'm in charge of what I want from my life."

Phoenix, AZ

"Honestly I've never met another Asian Woman who openly admitted that they are a domestic violence survivor, let alone share this on an open stage out loud. Thank you for being so brave on the panel, I now know I can speak up for myself and get help for me to save myself."

Plano, TX

"Jin-Ya, I have wanted to message you so many times to say, "thank you." Finally today I have the courage to do so. Approximately four years ago you talked to me about white privilege and I ignorantly responded with some remark about my own humble background. I want to thank you for that conversation and to tell you that your words helped launch me into a journey to learn more, understand my white privilege and take steps to help others have opportunity. I left the university and went to work for a nonprofit and have been raising money to help provide young underserved adults (18 to 29 year-olds) a pathway toward education, training and a career. I just wanted to say, "thank you" for your honest conversation and for not hanging up on me that day. It must be exhausting talking with people (like me) and yet you took a deep breath and moved on with the conversation. You make a difference in ways you may not realize, so thank you. And if you would ever like to talk to students about your life journey and the work you are doing in this community, please let me know. We would be honored to have you as a guest speaker to our young adults."

Dallas, TX

"You are making “belonging a thing”!... Thank you for inspiring, for your tireless dedication to community, for filling in the gaps, raising up women alongside, spreading goodness, and for all your unseen sacrifices. You yourself are your mother’s beautiful legacy, paying it forward with action, inclusion and grace."

Vancouver, Canada