Joyce M. Roche

Born: March 16, 1947, Iberville, Louisiana;

Occupation: Businesswoman;

Position: Retired President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO);

Company: Girls Incorporated;

Industry: Non-profit Organization;

Residence: United States;

Nationality: American;

Joyce Roche

Joyce M. Roche is retired President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Girls Incorporated.  She served in this capacity from September 2000 to 2010. Girls Incorporated is a national nonprofit research, education, and advocacy organization in New York, New York.

Work Experience

  • Ms. Roche was an independent marketing consultant from 1998 to 2000. 
  • She was president and chief operating officer of Carson, Inc. from 1996 to 1998 and executive vice president of global marketing of Carson, Inc. from 1995 to 1996. 
  • She was a Vice President of Avon, 1975 to 1994.

Board and Advisor Roles

  • Ms. Roche has been a director of AT&T since October 1998 to 2018. 
  • She served a director of Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc., from 2011 to 2014.
  • She served as a director of Southern New England Telecommunications Corporation from 1997 until the company was acquired by AT&T (then known as SBC Communications Inc.) in 1998. She is a member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and the Public Policy Committee. 
  • She is a director of Macy's, Inc. and Tupperware Brands Corporation.


Ms. Roche is a graduate of Dillard University in New Orleans and holds an MBA from Columbia University.

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