Book Talk: Do Not Marry Before Age 30 by Joy Chen [in Mandarin] (Event #35)
“The title of my book Do Not Marry Before Age 30 addresses one of the hottest social issues in China today, the stigma of the “leftover woman.” Chinese women face extreme social pressure to marry by age 25 or be labeled leftover. The stigma is everywhere in pop culture – on the web, in movies, on reality dating shows. Women as young as 22 tell me they’re leftover! The leftover-woman stigma is leading to serious problems today in China. First, it’s pressuring people to marry very young – resulting in exploding divorce rates. (…) Second, the leftover-woman stigma leads to a sense of sadness and isolation among so many otherwise beautiful, wonderful, creative young Chinese women. I wrote my book for them, and for all the women of China.”
Joy Chen is a former Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles, an elite international headhunter, and best-selling author. Join us as we discuss the larger societal issues women face – especially in China – as well as how to be successful, pursue your passions, and find love.
Author and Businesswoman
Joy Chen is the renowned executive recruiter and speaker the Wall Street Journal named a “Lean-In Guru” and the Los Angeles Times refers to simply as “The Networker.” As Founder & CEO of JOYOUS, she helps companies recruit, retain and develop the leaders they need to drive inclusion and innovation.
Prior to forming JOYOUS, Joy was a Principal with the global executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles, where she led engagements for Fortune 500 companies across North America, Asia and Europe, and trained the firm’s new Asia partners in executive search best practices.
Joy previously served as a Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles, where she led economic and workforce development for America’s 2nd largest city. In this capacity, she spearheaded a coalition of diverse business, labor, education and media leaders to create access to new skills and jobs for millions of Californians. Joy holds a Diversity & Inclusion certification from Cornell University and an MBA from UCLA.
For more information visit www.getjoyous.net.
- Aki YangDirector, Corporate Services & Head of Shanghai Office
Ex Unilever, Aki Yang co-leads WildChina Corporate Services. She has pioneered many new concepts for corporate and client retreats, including incorporating drama, reality show, and Gen X-lifestyle themed events.