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Joyce Roche was the President and CEO of Girls Inc., a national nonprofit research, education and advocacy organization in New York until her retirement in 2010. Before joining Girls Inc., Ms. Roche' served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Carson Products Company, and Vice President of Global Marketing at Avon Products, Inc.

Before joining Girls Inc., Ms. Roche' served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Carson Products Company, and Vice President of Global Marketing at Avon Products, Inc. While at Avon, Ms. Roche' broke new ground, becoming Avon's first African American female vice president, the first African American vice president of marketing, and the company's first vice president of global marketing.

Ms. Roche' has received widespread acclaim for her achievements in the business world: In 2015 she was featured in Business Week's "How Did I Get Here" Profile and in 1998, Business Week selected her as one of the "Top Managers to Watch". 1997 she was featured on the cover of Fortune and in 1991 and 1994 respectively, Black Enterprise named Roche' one of the "21 Women of Power and Influence in Corporate America" and one of the "40 Most Powerful Black Executives." In 2014 The Financial Times selected her as an Outstanding Corporate Director and in 2015 she received the Presidential Medal of Honor from her alma mater, Dillard University.