Keynotes &
Workshops
by 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.
 

Sample Topics

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For corporate executives and Boards:

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 further 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 a former Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles, who as a global leader in creating inclusion 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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Especially for the white men:

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 a former Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles, who as a global leader in creating inclusion 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!

While this event will center on white men, people of all identities are invited to attend.

 

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A fireside chat hosted by the CEO or other executive:

“Tech not exec?” Understanding our Asian American colleagues, and how we all can lead more powerfully in a multicultural world

Most Americans assume that Asian Americans are highly successful, but the truth is, we're the least likely of any group to be promoted in Corporate America. We’re 12% of the workforce – and 1.5% of Fortune 500 corporate officers. Why does this glass ceiling exist, and how can we dismantle it?

Don't miss this riveting journey into:

  • The fascinating brain science behind how Asian Americans get excluded in the workplace

  • The culture gaps dividing Asian Americans from Americans of other races

  • A research-backed, step by step roadmap to guide you to be a more powerful leader of innovation through inclusion

Our speaker is Joy Chen, CEO of the Multicultural Leadership Institute and a former Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles, who as a global leader in expanding inclusion and equity 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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For 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 a former Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles, who as a global leader in creating inclusion 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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