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

As Deputy Mayor of America’s 2nd largest city, Joy led economic and workforce development programs to integrate and upskill people from diverse backgrounds, and which today remain as models on how to better enable all to prosper.

As an executive search consultant to Fortune 500 companies at Heidrick & Struggles, she found CEOs and Board members to take the world’s leading companies into the future.

A fluent Mandarin speaker, Joy became a leadership guru in China, where she wrote 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》—and built a Beijing-based global leadership training company which served millions.

Now at the Multicultural Leadership Institute, Joy delivers keynotes and courses to help the world’s leading organizations enable every employee to contribute to their fullest potential.

As a global leader in unleashing human potential, Joy has been profiled by media including the Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The Economist, CNN, CBS News, ABC News, the Los Angeles Times and Vogue China.

Joy holds a Diversity & Inclusion certificate from Cornell, MBA and M.A. in Urban Planning degrees from UCLA, and a BA from Duke University. She is a 2004 American Marshall Memorial Fellow