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High-impact speeches by Joy Chen

Educate and entertain your audience

High-impact speeches by Joy Chen

Educate and entertain your audience

Joy Chen speaking at a workshop

A message for you from Joy:


In the past 20 years since I started as a Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles, I’ve given speeches all over the world, from auditoriums of thousands to intimate groups of dozens.

By now, I’ve worked at the top of three different industries on three different continents, and while I tailor each speech to each unique audience, all my speeches revolve around inclusion, and how to be a more powerful leader in a multi-cultural world.

My speeches blend engaging research with real-life stories and practical tips that audience members can use right away.

If we work together, I'll collaborate with you to ensure that my presentation helps you achieve your goal. My goal is not just to entertain or to educate. It’s to help you build lasting change. I'll leave your audience feeling energized and empowered to take action and make an impact.

 

Meet your speaker

Joy Chen 

 

Joy Chen is the renowned executive recruiter and speaker the Wall Street Journal  named a "Lean-In Guru" and the Los Angeles Times refers to simply as "The Networker." As Founder & CEO of JOYOUS, she helps companies recruit and develop the leaders they need to drive inclusion and innovation.

Before forming JOYOUS, Joy was a principal at global executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles, leading board and executive search and onboarding projects for Fortune 500 companies across North America, Europe and Asia. 

Joy previously served as a Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles, where she led economic and workforce development projects which have helped expand access to opportunities for millions of Californians.

Joy holds a Diversity & Inclusion certification from Cornell University and an MBA from UCLA.

Now, she’s here to help your audience members to lead more powerfully in our multi-cultural world.

 

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Joy Chen speaking facing right

"On stage, celebrity Joy Chen is like a walking exclamation point. She speaks in rolling torrents and flashes a brilliant white smile. Her poise and polish are hallmarks of her much vaunted sisterhood — call them the Alpha Females of China.

Today, a hushed audience of tens of thousands of white-collar women — all young, educated, urban and all in black pumps — are eagerly eating up every word of her feminista rallying cry. “We don’t want to survive in society,” she says. “We want to lead society.”

It’s a brazen decree with a lot of lofty ideals behind it. But with doe-eyed looks and a certain gal pal appeal, Chen is a modern-day Joan of Arc."

--Ozy Media

Speech Topics

Below are sample topics. Please contact us if you’d like to discuss a customized presentation.

A special workshop for Asian Employee Resource Groups & Allies:
“Smart, hard-working—and lacking leadership skills?” How to overcome bias to lead more powerfully in our multi-cultural world

Thanks to stereotypes of AAPI as the model minority, many people assume that we’re “doing just fine,” and have been shocked at the still-surging anti-Asian violence. In fact, the physical assaults are only the most visible part of the overall exclusion of Asians in American society. The truth is, AAPI are America’s MOST educated group – and the LEAST likely to be promoted into management.  AAPI now are 7% of the U.S. population, 12% of the workforce, but only 1.5% of Fortune 500 corporate officers. 

Why?

No one is more expert to answer this question than our speaker, Joy Chen. Joy is a former Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles and now is the executive recruiter and DEI expert the Wall Street Journal calls a “Lean-In Guru” and the L.A. Times refers to simply as “The Networker.” Joy will take us on a riveting examination of how anti-Asian workplace bias combines with clashing cultural norms to limit the careers of all AAPI. Most importantly, she’ll empower us with fun and practical tips on how, whether AAPI or allies, we all can overcome bias to become more powerful leaders in a multi-cultural world.

This can be presented as a 60-minute or 90-minute workshop. For access to a video of this workshop, contact us.

 

How to be a more powerful ally and leader in a multi-cultural world


Now as never before, it’s become obvious that, in our multi-cultural world, you can’t be a leader and only surround yourself with people who look like you. Being around people who are different from us makes us smarter, more creative and more empathetic. In compelling presentation, Joy Chen unpacks the fascinating science behind how unconscious bias works, and shows us step by step how we each can become more a more powerful ally in leader.

Joy Chen is the renowned executive recruiter and speaker the Wall Street Journal named a "Lean-In Guru" and the Los Angeles Times refers to simply as "The Networker." As Founder & CEO of JOYOUS, she works at the leading edge of diversity and inclusion, helping companies recruit the Board and corporate leaders they need to drive innovation. Joy is a former Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles. 

How best to communicate and collaborate in a hybrid world

No matter what course the pandemic takes, one lasting change it will have driven is a massive increase in workplace collaboration. Now that we can meet instantly with colleagues and business partners worldwide, we do. Whether over email, Zoom, Slack, etc., more and more of our work involves collaborating with colleagues and business partners from diverse geographies, backgrounds and perspectives. Increasingly, our ability to understand and collaborate effectively with people different from us will determine not only how well we succeed in our current jobs, but also how likely we are to be promoted to leadership roles.

In this context, how can we each best prepare ourselves to thrive?

No one is better to answer this question than master communicator Joy Chen. Joy Chen is the renowned executive recruiter and speaker the Wall Street Journal named a "Lean-In Guru" and the Los Angeles Times refers to simply as "The Networker." As Founder & CEO of JOYOUS, she works at the leading edge of diversity and inclusion, helping companies recruit the Board and corporate leaders they need to drive innovation. Joy is a former Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles. Visit her at getjoyous.net.

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