Keynotes &
Events
with Joy Chen

 

 

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A message for you from Joy:

 

Joy’s keynote speech was second to none. Our CEO and other senior executives were especially pleased. Our event was a huge success!
Sammi Li
Flagstar Bank
Joy brings a rare combination of expertise and entertainment which made our session feel serious but approachable. Joy was extremely engaging, inspiring and just an overall pleasure to work with!
Janet Cho
Medtronic
Joy was very powerful and inspiring. Thank you for your unique perspectives. It was so illuminating!!!
Joy is truly one of a kind, so inspiring and captivating. The 1.5 hour went very fast.
Michelle Lu
Cummins
The interactions with Joy. The research results Joy shared. Joy's personal story. I loved it all, but especially the practical advice that she gave.
For me, Joy's session was not only encouraging, it was life-changing.
Joy is a phenomenal speaker who gets right to the heart of challenges and offers thought-provoking, but practical suggestions for our Asian colleagues AND allies.
 

Meet your speaker

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Joy understands exactly how companies choose leaders, because for years, she did the choosing, as an executive search consultant to Fortune 500 companies.

Before that, she served as Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles.

Now, she's CEO of the Multicultural Leadership Institute.

For her global leadership in unleashing human potential, Joy's been featured across:

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Sample Topics


Joy designs each event to activate true inclusion and equity for Asians and all people in your organization.

Please connect to discuss a customized presentation or training.

For all employees worldwide who lead or work on diverse teams

Why many Asians don't speak up, and how YOU can make a diverse team more effective

“Why don't many Asians speak up?” This question sounds simple, but in fact, it goes to cultural differences that have existed on Earth for thousands of years. 

Get ready for a riveting journey into:

  • the cutting edge of cognitive psychology, where researchers have found that Asians think in a way that's more holistic and less verbal

  • how the culture in which you were raised fundamentally shapes how you see the world

And gain a powerful, research-based roadmap that to help YOU make your diverse team more effective.

Our speaker is Joy Chen, CEO of the Multicultural Leadership Institute and  former Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles, who as a global leader in unleashing human potential has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the Economist, CNN, the Los Angeles Times, and Vogue China.


This fun and interactive event is perfect as a keynote presentation or fireside chat involving your CEO and/or other senior executives.


Watch a 12-minute preview of this speech right now! 

 

 

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Especially for the white guys in your organization:

The White Guy Conversation


We all want to feel a sense of belonging, but research shows that nearly 70% of white men report feeling forgotten by DEI efforts.

Do any of these statements sound familiar?

  • “It seems like I’m not wanted in conversations around D&I.”
  • "It feels like I’m somehow bad because I’m a white guy.”
  • “I feel like I’m walking on eggshells. What can and can’t I say or do?”
  • “All the focus on diversity means fewer opportunities for people like me.”

The truth is, inclusion means everyone's in, even the white guys. And as a white man, you can play a unique and powerful role in leading and coaching toward a world where everyone belongs. Attend this workshop to:

  • Learn the fascinating brain science behind how power dynamics get constructed in the workplace.
  • Gain research-based insights on how to build trust and influence across diverse populations most quickly and easily.
  • Learn step by step how to become a more powerful ally in a multicultural world

Our speaker is Joy Chen, CEO of the Multicultural Leadership Institute and  former Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles, who as a global leader in unleashing human potential has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the Economist, CNN, the Los Angeles Times, and Vogue China.

Get ready for a fun and interactive workshop designed to help you maximize your career and business results!

This event is perfect for leaders who wish to engage a broader employee base in the DEI conversation. All employees are welcome to attend. 

 

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For conferences of corporate leaders:

Asian Americans: “Smart, hardworking⁠—and lacking leadership skills?”

As America's fastest growing racial or ethnic group, Asian Americans are moving up the corporate agenda, yet this population is full of paradoxes. They're America's best-educated group, yet their rate of promotion into leadership roles is less than that of whites, African Americans or Latinos. Asian Americans are recruited in large numbers, yet they feel less belonging than any other group. Among Asian Americans, it's the youngest ones – who tend to be American-born with native English skills – who suffer the LEAST belonging.

Get ready for a riveting journey into:

  • The unique challenges facing your Asian American employees, and the brain science behind them

  • How well-intentioned HR policy results in exclusion and inequity for Asians

  • Evidence-backed strategies to activate inclusion and equity for your Asian American employees.

Our speaker is Joy Chen, CEO of the Multicultural Leadership Institute and  former Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles, who as a global leader in unleashing human potential has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the Economist, CNN, the Los Angeles Times, and Vogue China.

Don’t miss this one-time event to enable you to unlock the potential of the fastest-growing segment of your current and future workforce!

 

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For all ERGs and allies:

How to be a more powerful leader and ally in a multicultural world

In our rapidly changing multicultural world, the leaders of tomorrow are those who can effectively connect with a diverse array of people. How can we each build the networks we need to succeed in our careers –and what are the pitfalls we’ll face along the way?

Don’t miss this fun and riveting journey into:

  • The unique challenges facing underrepresented people in the workplace, and the fascinating brain science behind these challenges

  • Research-backed strategies to help you most strategically build the diverse and energizing ties you need to become a more powerful leader

  • A step by step action plan to enable you to be a better ally to all people

Our speaker is Joy Chen, CEO of the Multicultural Leadership Institute and  former Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles, who as a global leader in unleashing human potential has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the Economist, CNN, the Los Angeles Times, and Vogue China.

Get ready for a fun and interactive workshop designed to help you maximize your career and business results!


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