Demystifying Corporate America:
The Unwritten Rules for Rising Leaders

A keynote/training by Joy Chen for ERGs and all rising leaders

"Demystifying Corporate America: The Unwritten Rules for Rising Leaders" with Joy Chen

Joy Chen offers this topic as a dynamic keynote, an engaging half-day workshop, or a comprehensive training program, backed by her skilled team at the Multicultural Leadership Institute. All programs available both in-person and online.

Keynote Description:

"Demystifying Corporate America: The Unwritten Rules for Rising Leaders"

offers a unique and insightful perspective into the complexities of Corporate America. This engaging keynote is an essential tool for today's rising leaders. It delves into the nuanced and often unspoken norms that dictate success in the corporate world, where strategy, intuition, and understanding of the cultural undercurrents are as crucial as hard work.

Joy Chen, a former Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles and an executive recruiter for Fortune 500 CEOs and Board members, draws upon her rich background in leadership and talent acquisition to provide a roadmap for navigating the subtle dynamics of corporate success.

From her humble beginnings as a child of immigrants to her extraordinary ascent in the realms of public office and global business, Joy Chen has become a symbol of transformative leadership. As the former Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles, she oversaw significant economic and workforce development initiatives. In her transition to the corporate world, Joy has been instrumental in identifying and nurturing top-level executive talent, offering her unique insights into the inner workings of corporate power structures.

Keynote Highlights:

  • Demystifying Corporate America's Leadership Norms: Gain a deeper understanding of the cultural roots of Western corporate practices and their impact on leadership and decision-making within Corporate America.
  • Cultivating Authentic Leadership: Embark on a journey of self-discovery with Joy Chen as she guides you to embrace and project your authentic self, enhancing your ability to earn respect and trust in a Western corporate setting.
  • Building Bridges of Influence: Master the art of perspective-shifting and behavioral adaptation to establish meaningful connections and exert influence across various levels of corporate hierarchies.

Joy Chen, renowned for her insightful approach and practical wisdom, combines humor and profound insights in this session. Recognized as a “Global Leadership Guru” and featured in major publications like the Wall Street Journal and Financial Times, her guidance is invaluable for those looking to climb the corporate ladder.

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About your speaker

Joy Chen 陈愉

A child of immigrants turned ultimate corporate insider

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, ignited by the viral acclaim of her leadership blog in China. She catapulted to prominence as an acclaimed author and keynote speaker, and established global leadership training organizations that have served millions in Asia and the Americas. Her 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.

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Voices of Success

"Joy is captivating! She brings a unique blend of cutting-edge research, real-life stories and practical insights. I’d recommend her as a leadership speaker for any convention."

Ngan Nguyen
Senior Vice President

"Joy connects deeply with the hearts and minds of every audience member, inspiring and equipping us all to stronger leadership."

Mia Newell

"Joy Chen is a strong and clear voice onstage. Her thought leadership is grounded in research and lived experience that makes for a compelling (and often, humorous!) listen. Her tailored content has propelled thousands of learners. The Multicultural Institute is a must-have resource for those committed to the development of leaders."

Angela Cheng-Cimini
Chief Human Resources Officer

"Before this course, I never really knew where to start unraveling my own invisible barriers to advancement. Through this course, I’ve found my roadmap. Now, I can confidently take back control and drive my career."

Peter Yo
Vice President

"I’ve done a ton of leadership training, seen many courses that rehash the same ideas, or are less actionable, or really long. Joy’s lessons are novel, and they cut to the chase, giving us only what we need to know. I’m super grateful for that."

Lian Huang
Senior Counsel

"Joy's program helps us to unlock the competencies we need to advance our careers, and to connect with other rising Asian leaders, so that we can uplift one another and others alongside us."

Brian Pang
Development Director

"The program provided me knowledge of roadblocks that I didn’t know existed, and that I can now overcome by being purposeful with my actions."

Heather Hansen
Global Consultant

"The program contains practical advice and tools we can use to succeed in corporate America. All are specific to the AAPI community and backed by research and data. It is really great!"

Helen Ahn
Associate Director

"This course made a huge difference in how I approach work. I’ve been sharing the techniques and lessons with coworkers who would find them useful."

Hedi Cho

"I highly recommend the Asian Leadership Accelerator by Joy. It was filled with incredible API-tailored knowledge and many helpful takeaways. I found so much value in the cohort interaction."

Bernice Chao
Creative Lead

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