A trailblazer in global and inclusive leadership
- CEO, Multicultural Leadership Institute
- Former Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles
- Former Fortune 500 CEO and Board Executive Recruiter
Joy Chen is CEO of the Multicultural Leadership Institute and a trailblazer in integrating cultural intelligence into leadership, enhancing global competitiveness and innovation. Her journey from Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles to executive recruiter for Fortune 500 leaders has equipped her with unparalleled leadership acumen and cultural insights.
As Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles, Joy led economic and workforce development for a culturally diverse city whose workforce speaks 90+ languages. Transitioning executive search, Joy joined Heidrick & Struggles and over seven years recruited Fortune 500 CEOs and Board members across North America, Europe, and Asia.
Joy's pivot to leadership training was serendipitous, sparked by the unexpected success of her leadership blog in China. This launched her as a celebrated keynote speaker and author, and led her to establish global leadership training organizations that have benefited millions in Asia and the Americas. Joy's global cross-cultural leadership has garnered features in media including the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Economist, CNN and Vogue China.
Joy’s presentations are catalysts for change, equipping teams to foster connections and effectively engage and motivate people from all backgrounds and viewpoints. Enriched by her family's immigrant story, her sessions are intellectually stimulating and emotionally compelling. Inviting Joy Chen to your event is a proactive move for organizations seeking to further excel in navigating the complexities of a world filled with possibilities.
Experience how Joy Chen inspires and empowers every audience
Global Leadership Mastery: Navigate Cultural Dynamics for Business Growth
Inclusive Leadership Mastery: Elevate Productivity, Collaboration and Innovation
Culturally Smart Sales: Accelerate Domestic and Global Market Growth
Asia Markets Mastery: Leverage Cultural Insights for Market Success
Demystifying Corporate America: The Unwritten Rules for Rising Leaders
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