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Introducing the GetGlobal Speakers

Janelle Sasaki
Director, EY Japan

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Empowering Women in Global Commerce

Based in Tokyo, Janelle Sasaki leads the Gender Brand, Marketing and Communications for EY Japan. In 2018, she was appointed as EY’s Women Athletes Business Network, Japan Area Leader. Her role is to drive EY’s global and local initiatives for women entrepreneurs and athletes in Japan and growth markets.


Janelle’s background includes providing innovative branding and human resources solutions to multinational organizations for more than 15 years. From 2014 to 2017, Janelle served as a consultant at EY Japan’s People Advisory Services with expertise in diversity and inclusion(D&I), global talent management, and work style innovation. She frequently speaks at international conferences on D&I, global leadership and career management.


Prior to her role at EY Japan, Janelle served as the Inclusion & Diversity Leader for CiscoSystems Japan G.K. within the Asia-Pacific region, where she launched the company-wideD&I business strategy and addressed workplace challenges. Before her transfer to Japan, she worked with Cisco in Silicon Valley for more than eight years.