Eli J. & Phyllis N. Segal Citizen Leadership Program

Anita Yip

2012 AmeriCorps Alums Segal Fellow

Anita Yip is a purpose-driven technologist who manages people and projects for social impact. She joined the Segal Program in 2012 after winning the Eli J. Segal AmeriCorps Alums Entrepreneurship Award for her extensive community work.
In 2011, Anita co-founded the Jasmine Asian Women Giving Circle with six women in response to foundations giving less than 1% of philanthropic dollars to organizations and programs assisting Asian women, a desire to build a safe and supportive community among Asian women, and the need to collaborate to create lasting change. She is a proud Big Sister and an avid lion and dragon dance performer of many years.
After winning MIT/HUBweek's 2018 policy hackathon for a proposal addressing disproportionate opportunities and earning power for millennials in Boston, her team went on to found Untapped Potential Boston to advocate for inclusive economic growth by facilitating opportunities for upward mobility. While part of SPARK Boston, she organized Chief Chats and a virtual town hall to connect young adults with key City of Boston officials, created SPARK's first run out the vote event, and launched Rooted In Boston social justice event series in 2021 that put $1600 back into BIPOC businesses during pandemic and raised visibility of BIPOC and Asian Americans in civic engagement and programming.
Currently, Anita works on technology that matters and gives back through volunteering with Code for Boston. Originally from Boston, Anita holds a BA in environmental studies and media arts and sciences from Wellesley College and a MS in corporate and organizational communication from Northeastern University. She is also the first in her family to graduate from college.