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Joy Bunson

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Joy Bunson is a human resources executive with more than 30 years of professional experience, primarily in financial services. She currently runs a consulting and coaching practice that specializes in diversity and inclusion; leadership development; and organizational culture change. Joy’s clients run the gamut, and have included Moody’s, W.L. Gore, CNO Insurance, The Wildlife Conservation Society, Church Pension Group, Out Leadership, and the Young Women’s Leadership Network, among others.

In her last corporate role, Joy was the Senior Vice President and Executive in Charge of Global Human Resources Development at JP Morgan Chase. She led the expansion of JP Morgan Chase’s back-up child care network across the United States and grew it into the largest onsite corporate network in the country. She also led the implementation of a formal diversity planning process that yielded substantial changes to the company’s climate and demographics. While at JP Morgan Chase, Joy was honored as a leader in the work-life movement by the Families and Work Institute, which awarded her its Work-Life legacy award for her pioneering work on supporting the child care needs of JP Morgan Chase employees and integrating diversity and work-life into corporate culture.

Joy is currently the co-chair of Athlete Ally, whose mission is to combat homophobia, transphobia and the attendant sexism in sport. She also serves on the board of Atlantic Theater Company, in addition to the Women’s Refugee Commission. Her other volunteer work has included The Retreat, a domestic violence organization on Long Island, the Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York City, and Ali Forney.

Joy graduated from Cornell University and holds a master's degree in organizational psychology from New York University. She happily lives in New York City with her husband and college-age son.