the MLI

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Developing leaders for a world without borders

At the Multicultural Leadership Institute, we cultivate the leaders of tomorrow by delivering unparalleled leadership training today.

We believe that leadership is a human capacity.

Every person has the potential to be a leader. And underdogs can rise through adversity to become some of the most potent leaders of all. Our team is living proof of that philosophy.

We’re more than a training institute. We're an innovation hub, helping you cultivate extraordinary leaders who excel at drawing in top talent from all backgrounds, and guiding them to navigate tomorrow's challenges together.
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Joy Chen

Joy Chen is CEO of the Multicultural Leadership Institute and a former Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles.

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Aamie Benson
Learning Experience Director

Aamie Benson brings nearly two decades of learning and development experience at giants including Microsoft, Dell and Amazon.

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Sophia Toh
Executive & Leadership Coach

Sophia Toh has coached and served as a leader at two of the best-run companies in the Fortune 200.

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