About us



JOYOUS is a technology-forward human capital consulting firm.

We partner with and support leaders who are committed to inclusion and want to operationalize it more quickly and easily.

As an independent firm, we're unencumbered by external shareholder pressures or legacy ways of doing things. We dedicate ourselves fully to providing exceptional service to each client.

Our independence goes hand-in-hand with our entrepreneurial culture, which values innovation and agility in pursuit of our purpose.

Our purpose is to use big data to help leaders create environments where everyone can grow and succeed and be happy. 

Our team includes the world's leading experts in the use of advanced data sciences to optimize the dynamic interactions among people, technologies, and competitive strategies.

Our Leadership

We're led by Joy Chen (陈愉) a business and civic leader who for decades has been expanding inclusion and equity across organizations and societies.

Prior to forming JOYOUS, Joy served as Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles, in which capacity she launched workforce innovations which have resulted in access to new skills and jobs for millions. Joy also served as a Principal with the global executive search firm and leadership consulting firm Heidrick & Struggles. 
Widely recognized as a global leader in creating inclusion, Joy has been profiled by media including the Wall Street Journal, CNN, CBS News, ABC News, the Los Angeles Times and Vogue China.  
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Our latest thought leadership

Watch our CEO Joy Chen address the Asia Society 2022 Global Talent, Diversity & Inclusion Symposium in a keynote on how to use big data to operationalize inclusion.

Watch Joy's Asia Society keynote >


Read our brand-new white paper on using Organizational Network Analysis to advance diversity, equity and inclusion.

Read the white paper >


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