Joy Chen is a business and civic leader who for decades has been expanding inclusion and equity across organizations and societies. She is CEO of JOYOUS, a human capital consulting firm that uses AI and analytics to help companies operationalize inclusion.

Prior to forming JOYOUS, Chen 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. Chen also served as a Principal with the global executive search firm and leadership consulting firm Heidrick & Struggles.

Chen has been profiled by media including The Wall Street Journal, CNN, CBS News, ABC News, The Los Angeles Times, and Vogue China for her work as a global leader in creating inclusion.

Chen is also a popular speaker and writer. In China, she authored two best-sellers, Do Not Marry Before Age 30 (30岁前别结婚) and How to Get Lucky in Your Career (30 岁趁势而为). She has millions of social-media followers and brand partners including Olay, SK-II, and Mercedes.

Chen holds a Diversity & Inclusion certification from Cornell University, MBA and M.A. in Urban Planning degrees from the University of California Los Angeles, and a B.A. from Duke University.

She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their two daughters.

Last Updated: June 3, 2022

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