Joelle Emerson partners with leaders of some of the world's most innovative companies to consult and advise on diversity and inclusion strategies. She has written extensively about diversity, inclusion, and unconscious bias, and her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Fortune, Fast Company, Business Insider, and several other outlets. In 2015, Joelle was named to Vanity Fair's "next establishment" list for being one of the "most ambitious, innovative, disruptive entrepreneurs" of the year.
Before founding Paradigm Joelle was a women's rights employment lawyer. As a Skadden Fellow at Equal Rights Advocates, she represented women in gender discrimination and sexual harassment litigation, and she advocated for local, state, and federal policies to ensure equal pay and other workplace protections for women. Joelle's legal background highlighted for her the consequences that can result from companies failing to consider diversity and inclusion early, and inspired her to found Paradigm. Joelle is a graduate of Stanford Law School.