Joy Chen is a superstar in China, the champion of young women known as “leftovers” — those who are still single in their mid-20s and scorned by all. –ABC News

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Joy’s bio:  The short version

Joy Chen is an internationally acclaimed author, media personality and women’s advocate.  A Chinese-American former Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles, Joy is author of the smash China best-seller Do Not Marry Before Age 30, which debunks conventional wisdom that single women are “leftover” by their late 20s, and shows them how to be more free and confident.  Joy contributes actively across China’s traditional and new fashion and lifestyle media with a goal of helping Chinese women to unlock their potential and realize their dreams. She and husband Dave are blessed with two young daughters. Visit Joy at www.joychenyu.com (click ENGLISH).

Visit Joy at www.joychenyu.com (click ENGLISH).

Joy’s bio:  The long version

Joy Chen is an internationally acclaimed author, media personality and women’s advocate.  A Chinese-American former Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles, Joy is author of the smash China best-seller Do Not Marry Before Age 30, which debunks conventional wisdom that single women are “leftover” by their late 20s, and shows them how to realize their dreams.  Joy contributes actively across China’s traditional and new fashion and lifestyle media with a goal of helping Chinese women be more free and confident in their lives.

Born in the United States to immigrant parents, Joy was appointed Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles at age 31. While Deputy Mayor, she was responsible for education and workforce development for America’s 2nd-largest city. In this role, Joy spearheaded innovative education and workforce-training programs which are helping a generations of Californians gain access to the skills they need to thrive in the 21st century.

Following her time in public service, Joy spent years as an elite corporate headhunter, finding CEOs and other top talent for large global companies, and helping those companies expand their operations across China. It was in this role that she began writing her Global Rencai blog, to give young Chinese talent the inside tips they need to succeed in global companies.

The success of the blog led to Joy herself being headhunted to write a book of life strategy for China’s career women. The resulting best-seller, Do Not Marry Before Age 30, is helping a modern generation of Chinese women to be more free and confident in their lives.

Joy now works as a full-time women’s advocate, speaking and contributing actively across China’s fashion and lifestyle media sphere across print, broadcast and digital formats.

Additionally, Joy serves as a brand ambassador for Procter & Gamble and other leading companies whose products aid and inspire Chinese women.

For her work in helping women throughout China realize their own potential, Joy was honored as a 2012 Woman of the Year by the All-China’s Women’s Federation, the women’s department of China’s national government.

Joy has been profiled as a modern female role model across news, business and fashion media including Vogue China, ELLE China, CCTV, Marie Claire China, Esquire China, Good Housekeeping China, Cosmopolitan China, People’s Daily Online, BTV, and CNN International.

Joy earned MBA and M.A. in Urban Planning degrees from UCLA, and a BA from Duke University. She and husband Dave are blessed with two young daughters.

Visit Joy at her website www.joychenyu.com or weibo @陈愉JoyChen.



    What audiences say about Joy:

  • Our executives and staff all loved hearing Joy speak. She spoke at the end of the annual conference of our Greater China Business Units. Her talk electrified us and set an inspirational tone as we start off on a new year. She speaks personally to all of us with her moving personal stories and practical tips. Joy is a fabulous role model for how to bridge Chinese and global cultures.
    Eileen Wang
    Procter & Gamble
  • Joy Chen is one of the best motivational speakers and leadership/management trainers I have worked with. She is able to connect with young, up and coming managers and leaders in particular and inspire them to greater success.
    Alistair Nicholas
    Weber Shandwick
  • Joy is such a respected role model among Chinese women – we were excited to secure her as a keynote speaker for one of our top global clients. She speaks in such a warm, funny and engaging way. Her lessons are as inspiring as they are practical. We will look for more opportunities to present her to our clients and to their employees and consumers.
    Celia Tian
    Edelman Worldwide


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