Author and Founder, Butterfly Dreamz, Inc.
Joy started her career on Wall Street and soon realized she wanted a position where she could combine her financial skills with her passion for working with students. Shortly after transitioning to nonprofit financial management, she suffered tragedy when her little sister, Kim, was killed. Kim’s death led her to writing a children’s book as a means of therapy, capturing the spirit of her sister in a beautiful harmony of words and illustrations. As she shared her book with the public, Joy noticed the power of storytelling in empowering and connecting people along their life journeys. Soon she started Butterfly Dreamz, a non-profit that teaches youth how to author their own stories and use their voices to ignite change in their communities.
From investing in banks to investing in kids
Turning tragedy into healing and hope
Using business smarts to run a not-for-profit