Women’s Global Leadership Journey

The Japan WINConference


This WINConference, with an increasingly Asian focus, is held in Tokyo each year and is open to leaders worldwide. With the unique WIN touch; world-class plenaries, workshops and networking and where beauty, collaboration, creativity and quality shine through like nowhere else, we expand possibilities for everyone.

Japan is near a tipping point when it comes to women, work- life balance and diversity and inclusion in the workplace. WIN has organized 6 conferences in Japan. This year we expect an increased presence of participants from nearby Asian countries and the event is gaining in presence in the entire region. It is an important time to connect with dynamic women and men conscious of these issues. It is important to connect as our authentic selves in a global setting and in cooperation. The overall vision is to develop, promote, inspire and model a global, authentic and feminine leader. And to remember that each and every one of us holds tremendous power that is exponentially grown when linked together with others.

It is in the spirit of collaboration and global understanding that we meet to look at how to lead the way and support those that do as we together create a future that will benefit everyone.

Who Is Part of It

300 delegates from more than 25 different nationalities residing in more than 15 countries have participated in the Japan WINConference.

Previous Speakers

  • Erika Shirai, Japanese, General Manager, Diversity Development Office, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
  • David Shirt, British, Japan Country Head, Macquarie Group
  • Fiona Cully, British, Director, Diversity & Inclusion for International, The New York Times
  • Heather McLeish, American, Senior Manager, Climate Change and Sustainability Services CCaSS, Ernst & Young ShinNiho LLC
  • Janelle Sasaki, Executive Director, EY Gender Brand, Marketing & Communications, Japan Area Leader – Women Athletes Business Network (WABN)
  • Jennifer Shinkai, British, Diversity & Inclusion Consultant and Leadership Coach, Jennifer Shinkai Coaching
  • Kaoru Inahara, Japanese, Large Advertiser & Agency Marketing, Google
  • Miyuki Suzuki, Japanese, President, Cisco Asia Pacific & Japan
  • Naoko Nemoto, Japanese, Economist, Asian Development Bank Institute, Tokyo
  • Norishige Morimoto, Japanese, Vice President IBM Research & Development, Japan
  • Rosalia Thomas, American, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, IBM
  • Rosanna D’Antona, Italian, President & CEO, Havas
  • Sachiko Maruyama, Japanese, Representative, Global Women’s Association
  • Wenche Andersen, Norwegian, President & Management Director, Kongsberg Maritime (KM) China
  • Yoshie Shigemitsu, Japanese, Executive Vice President of Shigemitsu Industry Co. Ltd.
  • Yuta Hasumi, Japanese, Diversity & Inclusion Evangelist
  • Zane Zumbahlen, American, Vice President, Human Resources, IBM Japan
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