Director, Microenterprise Fund for Innovation, Effectiveness, Learning and Dissemination (FIELD), The Aspen Institute
Joyce Klein is director of the Aspen Institute’s FIELD (microenterprise Fund for Innovation, Effectiveness, Learning and Dissemination), which advances business ownership as an economic opportunity strategy. Under her leadership, FIELD has launched the Microfinance Impact Collaborative and helped create the Small Business Borrowers’ Bill of Rights, among other programs. Prior to her current role, Klein was a senior consultant since the program’s inception in 1998. She has over 20 years of experience studying and supporting microenterprise and entrepreneurial development programs; authoring publications including funder brief and strategy guides, case studies, and policy briefs; and designing and managing grant programs to support innovation. She speaks at industry conferences and is quoted in the media.