Episode 132

Justine Boon, Head of Inclusion and People Operations at Blue State- Make Space and Take Space

About the episode
In this episode of Reimagining Company Culture, we’re chatting with Justine Boon, Head of Inclusion and People Operations at Blue State. As a member of the executive team, Justine is an adept steward of the processes that affect the people at Blue State’s day-to-day reality, always aiming to keep them grounded in their lived experiences.
About the guest
As a member of the executive team, Justine is an adept steward of the processes that affect the people at Blue State’s day-to-day reality, always aiming to keep them grounded in their lived experiences. Leading our Talent Acquisition and Operations team, she drives our recruitment strategies and optimizes our internal project staffing with diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging centered across those practices. In addition, she aims to be a “people first” leader, providing DEIB strategies at an institutional level to hasten progress and programs that provide holistic training for all staff - focusing on real accountability to help differentiate Blue State and position us as a leader in this area. Prior to Blue State, Justine spent the majority of her career in publishing, as a Senior Art Editor at Oxford University Press both in New York and Oxford, UK. Upon her return to the US, she shifted her career toward Creative Resource Management at a small design agency before landing at Blue State. Justine holds a B.A from Barnard College where she studied Art History with a concentration in Visual Arts. She is a proud first generation Korean-American and native New Jersysian, living with her husband and 4-year old daughter in Jersey City.
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