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Achieving Diversity in Leadership

Achieving Diversity in Leadership

a blog by Joy Chen


If you're committed to achieving diversity in leadership, this blog is for you. 

Hi. I'm Joy Chen, CEO of JOYOUS, an executive recruiting firm. We combine best-of-class executive search experience with DEI expertise to recruit and develop the leaders you need to power inclusion and innovation. We recruit for Board members, executives and other strategic talent.

Prior to forming JOYOUS, I was an executive search consultant at Heidrick & Struggles.

Before that, I served as a Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles, advancing access to new skills and jobs for millions of Californians. 

My Diversity & Inclusion certification is from Cornell University.

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I look forward to being in conversation and community with you!

-- Joy

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