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Joelle Emerson

Joelle Emerson
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Joelle Emerson is the Founder and CEO of Paradigm, a diversity and inclusion strategy firm that partners with leading technology startups and Fortune 500 companies to build stronger, more inclusive organizations.

Founded in 2014, Paradigm has partnered with companies like Lyft, Pinterest, Slack, and Visa to design and implement effective diversity and inclusion strategies. Paradigm's approach is data-driven and evidence-based: by using data to identify barriers to inclusion and designing solutions grounded in research, Paradigm helps its clients drive measurable change.

Before founding Paradigm Joelle was a women's rights lawyer, where she represented clients in gender discrimination litigation and advocated for local, state, and federal policies to ensure equal pay for women. She is a graduate of Stanford Law School.