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Inspiring Across Generations (IAG)

Speaker Bios:

Key note Speaker:


Joy Chen

CEO of the Multicultural Leadership Institute

Former Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles

Joy Chen (陈愉) is CEO of the Multicultural Leadership Institute and a former Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles who has expanded inclusion and equity for millions across the United States and China.


As Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles, Joy spearheaded workforce initiatives which have enabled generations of Californians to gain access to new skills and jobs.


Upon leaving public service, she joined the executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles, where she recruited CEOs and board members across North America, Asia and Europe.


Joy then founded a company in China that created books, online courses and social media which have helped tens of millions of young Chinese become more effective leaders in a multicultural world.


Now as CEO of the Multicultural Leadership Institute, Joy works with organization leaders to unleash the power of all. Services include keynote presentations, inclusion analytics, and the Asian American Leadership Accelerator online course.


For her worldwide innovations 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 University, MBA and M.A. in Urban Planning degrees from UCLA, and a BA from Duke University. She is a 2004 American Marshall Memorial Fellow.


Joy lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and their two daughters.

Joy Chen

Speaker & Panelists:

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Carrie Miyoko Clark

Senior Director, Talent Acquisition, Entertainment


Carrie Miyoko Clark has over 25 years of experience in Talent Acquisition and Talent Management within creative and dynamic organizations. She is currently the Senior Director of Talent Acquisition for NBCUniversal and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of recruitment for Filmed Entertainment, including Universal Pictures, Focus Features and Home Entertainment and partners with DreamWorks Animation. Entertainment also includes television networks, NBC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, Oxygen, E! Entertainment, Universal Kids and powerful content within Universal Studio Group (USG). She is also involved with the Veteran Hiring initiative for NBCUniversal Talent Acquisition in partnership with Comcast.


Previously, as a senior consultant for Drake Beam Morin (DBM), based in the Pasadena office, she provided  career transition and talent development solutions to individuals and organizations. Responsibilities focused specifically on job search, resume review, interview preparation, and networking.


Carrie’s passion for the entertainment industry began during her 9-year tenure with Warner Bros. as the Director of Worldwide Recruitment Operations. She was part of the executive team that developed and implemented the studio’s first “in-house” search firm model. She had direct oversight of diversity, college relations, recruitment operations and research. She has led international system and program implementations for the UK, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, and Hong Kong.


Carrie started her talent acquisition career in search firms where she was successful at managing and meeting the needs of demanding Fortune 500 clients.


Her education background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Japanese from the University of California, Santa


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Kaylee Chun

Kaylee Chun

Manager, Talent Development - DEI


Kaylee Chun is a Manager of Talent Development for NBCUniversal contributing to the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives of the organization. In this role, Kaylee leads NBCU’s internal DEI Learning series, Meet the Moment, to cultivate an inclusive and equitable culture and development experiences for high-performing diverse Director level talent at the Talent Lab. The Talent Lab is a uniquely NBCUniversal Corporate University with a global footprint. Since joining NBCU in 2013, Kaylee previously was responsible for the employee experience survey, employee engagement consulting/partnerships, talent management, and executive development.


Prior to joining NBCUniversal, Kaylee was in Human Resources at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, where she was responsible for new hire onboarding, recruitment, and performance management.


Kaylee holds a M.A. in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University, and a B.S. in Applied Psychology with a minor in Art History from New York University. Kaylee grew up in Honolulu, HI and now resides in Los Angeles, CA with her husband Eric, toddler Hideo, and cat Earl Grey.

Alex Chester-Iwata
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Alex Chester-Iwata

Editor-in-Chief of Mixed Asian Media

Mixed Asian Media

Alex (she/her) is an Actor and the Editor-in-Chief of Mixed Asian Media - A Collaborative Media Platform for Mixed APIs, recognized by the Nielsen Consumer Report on Asian Americans. She is also the director of Mixed Asian Media Fest, a festival celebrating mixed APIs through the creative lens. Earlier this year she was honored as one of the top 50 Unsung Heros at Asian Hustle Network’s Uplifted Conference. Alex graduated with Honors in May of 2021 with her BA through St. Mary’s LEAP Program. She is the first person from LEAP to receive the Dean's Award for academic excellence and community engagement and is now part of LEAP’s Advisory Board.


Alex has been acting since she was 5 years old. Growing up being one of the only mixed Asian kids in the entertainment industry, she never saw anyone that looked like her on stage and screen. The lack of representation for the mixed API community led her to start MAM. She is a community builder and has been featured in Shout Out LA, East Side Stories, The Mixed Space, AAPI Democracy Project, Theatre Art Life, No Cilantro Please, and Worst Asian Podcast. Alex is also a board member of Strong Asian Lead. @MixedAsianMedia  @AlexFChester

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Hema Krish

Division Financial Officer

Capital Group

Hema joined the Capital Group in 2018 and is the Divisional Financial Officer for ITG. Prior to Capital, Hema held roles of increasing responsibility in the Corporate Finance, IT and Corporate Strategy functions. Hema started her career at Deloitte, consulting for a variety of industries and has also worked at Metlife in Finance. She enjoys travel, reading, and spending time with her husband and two daughters.

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Anne Nguyen Oliver

Founder/CEO of House of M Beauty

House of M Beauty’s love story with Saffron can ultimately be traced back to our founder, Anne Oliver’s, personal journey of illumination.


After the birth of her first child, Anne found herself (as many women do) fighting a difficult battle with postpartum depression.


It was through her research that Anne first discovered that saffron was shown to be an effective mood enhancer. After incorporating saffron into her routine, things took a luminous turn. Not only did Anne’s depression symptoms lift (better moods, less anxiety, better sleep and beyond), but she also began to notice that her skin had become more radiant over time.


As a Vietnamese immigrant, Anne also hopes to impart to others within her community the hope, inspiration, and ambition that she was able to channel from her background into her vision for House of M Beauty. Through vision, purpose, and courage, the future can be truly bright for all those who pursue it.


Brand Bio:


House of M Beauty is saffron- infused luxury skin care that harnesses the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial power of the highest quality saffron, Super Negin.


Our unique and consciously crafted formulations maximize on the potency of Super Negin saffron to nourish skin while targeting skin concerns. Founded through a mother’s postpartum depression journey, House of M Beauty offers  a curated range of luxurious saffron skincare, multipurpose products primed to brighten, calm, and protect your complexion — with premium and potent Super Negin saffron at the center of its formulas.

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