Leading Across Borders: Elevate Your Influence in the Global Arena

A keynote/training by Joy Chen for leaders of multinational teams

"Leading Across Borders: Elevate Your Influence in the Global Arena" 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:

In an era where global business interactions are the norm, the ability to lead multinational teams effectively is a critical skill for every modern leader. It demands more than traditional leadership competencies; it calls for cultural agility, a profound understanding of diverse business cultures, and the capability to synergize teams across continents.

Joy Chen, a venerated former Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles and executive recruiter for Fortune 500 CEOs and Board members, embodies a blend of public leadership and corporate strategy that spans continents. Her experience has equipped millions with the essential insights and skills needed to flourish in a globally interconnected business landscape. For her innovative approach to global leadership, Joy has been featured across media including the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, Financial Times and Vogue China.

Keynote Highlights:

  • Decoding Global Cultural Landscapes: Embark on a journey into global cultural dynamics. This session uncovers both historical and contemporary aspects that shape multinational teams, providing insights to enhance team synergy and performance.
  • Cultivating Your Cultural Fluency: Redefine your leadership by mastering cultural fluency, the skill of navigating through differences to effectively engage and mobilize people from all backgrounds and viewpoints.
  • Driving Global Innovation through Cultural Integration: Transform your team's approach from demanding "culture fit" to embracing "culture add." Utilize the diverse voices of your multinational team to unlock innovation and spearhead market growth.

"Leading Across Borders" is more than a keynote; it's an immersive exploration into the essence of effective global leadership. Engage with this experience to elevate your impact in the international business arena.

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Meet your speaker

Joy Chen 陈愉

A luminary in global leadership mastery

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
Director

"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
Supervisor

"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

Engage with the Future of Leadership

Are you prepared to redefine your leadership approach for the modern era? Discover the transformative power of Joy Chen's insights and embark on a journey of leadership innovation and excellence.

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