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Emily Tsiang

Emily Tsiang


Culture Lab

Co-Founder | Culture Lab





Initiative for a Competitive Inner City

Strategy Consultant, City Advisory Practice

• Managed four client teams to create growth strategy for Newark, NJ, optimizing $4B worth of infrastructure investments and increasing job growth from 1% to 7% through cross‐sector partnerships
• Coordinated integrated branding strategy for Brooklyn, NY, resulting in model for how cities reposition themselves to serve as destinations for both people and businesses
• Developed strategic plan to catalyze competitive advantage of inner city's to coalition of 35 Fortune 500 executives with founder, Michael Porter
• Modeled labor market data to forecast job growth in target economic sectors, resulting in robust cluster analysis that recommended top ten sectors for growth and economic development

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Teach for America

Operations Coordinator

• Managed logistics & operations for summer training institute at P.S. 161 to prepare over 120 new teachers to teach in inner cities; Operation site rated first in post-institute evaluation among 7 other sites


Culture Lab


Culture Lab is an incubator to advance and advocate for company culture as a key business driver. We're a community of founders, designers, and org culture practitioners that are passionate about improving and redefining workplace culture. We believe that enlightened workplace culture is both possible and necessary, and that together, we can make the future of work better than ever.

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Cisco | Cloud Services

HR Business Partner

• Led end-to-end global integration activities to achieve organizational alignment and successful onboarding of employees for 5 startups across 6 jurisdictions
• Delivered organizational change management strategy across four business functions for CFO to create a new shared service center for reporting and analytics function
• Led the strategy, planning and beta testing of Manager Development Roadmap, an online program for over 8,000+ people managers that was co-designed by the end users
• Selected as part of HR Leadership Program



Social Impact Consultant

Researched and catalogued business models that enable for-profit enterprises to sustainably support pro-bono social innovation projects, informing the creation of

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Principal Consultant

• Evaluated feasibility of carbon-labeling strategy for major Danish food retailer, resulting in increased understanding of eco-conscious consumers and suppliers' effort to reduce carbon
• Analyzed supply chain practices for $65MM furnishings retailer, advancing wood sourcing from responsibly managed forests by 10%
• Delivered strategic planning assessment and facilitation for executive board of $7MM civic organization
• Provided strengths-based coaching and leadership training to early-in-career leaders in public service


City of New York

Senior Manager, System Management

• Spearheaded performance management strategy for City's workforce development program, achieving 11% increase in job placements during record $37MM budget cut
• Pioneered data-driven market research initiative to identify economic growth and occupation trends, redirecting $17MM toward targeted customer segments
• Selected to Wagner’s Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service for transforming agency to systems-thinking approach and leadership in public sector innovation

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University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business

MBA, Organizational Strategy & Design

University of California, Los Angeles

Dual BA, Economics & East Asian Studies, minor in Education