Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Venue: Tokyo American Club, Manhattan 1
Speakers: Yumi Tomei, Olympian, Former Japanese football player
Kuniko Obinata, Paralympian Alpine Skiing, Gold Medalist, Japan Paralympians Association Vice Chairwoman
Janelle Sasaki, EY Women Athletes Business Network (WABN) Leader
15 top female athletes from Japan have already committed to attend!
Hosting Committees: Olympics and Sports Business, Human Resource Management, Women in Business
Member Fee: ¥9,100
Guest Fee: ¥11,100
Meal: Finger food and free-flowing drinks
Registration/Cancellation Deadline: Wednesday, February 19, 12:00 Noon
Note: Simultaneous interpretation will be provided.
Join this unique opportunity to meet and hear from top female athletes from Japan and learn about the connection between Women, Sports and Leadership.
Increasing evidence shows that skills gained through sports can be transferred to a professional career, leveraged to become a better and more influential leader. EY research shows that 94% of women in the C-Suite have participated in sports and that there is a strong correlation between sports, leadership, and career success.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games highlights an opportunity for companies to consider a wider diverse pool of under-tapped talent. The EY Women Athletes Business Network (WABN) brings this talent together and presents best practices for how company diversity and inclusion efforts can also be advanced.
At this event, being held at the Tokyo American Club—home of the US Olympic Committee’s Tokyo 2020 USA House—EY will share new Japan and global insights and thought leadership on women athletes and host a panel discussion with elite women athletes. The athletes will share their journey, needs and challenges faces when transitioning from sports to a second career in business or entrepreneurship. During the reception current and retired top athletes will demonstrate their business pitch and share their career goals in a business matching forum.
Japanese–English interpretation will be provided.
The EY Japan Women Athletes Business Network (WABN) is an external network of professionals and athletes. The goal of WABN is to address the needs of business to find diverse talent and to support women athletes in adapting their leadership skills outside of sports. This positive-impact network is well-known for its signature mentorship.
David Hackett, Naoki Matsumura, and Roy Tomizawa, Co-Chairs
Aiko Okada, Sam Pearson, and David Wouters, Vice-Chairs
Olympics and Sports Business Committee
Ginger Griggs and Roy Tomizawa, Co-Chairs
Yumiko Ohta, Tom Pedersen, and Yuko Yogo, Vice-Chairs
Human Resource Management Committee
Ryann Thomas, Chair
Elizabeth Handover, Tomoka Miho, Deborah Hayden, Corinne Johnson, Makiko Tachimori (Fukui), Sayaka Takahashi, Yoshiko Zoet-Suzuki, Vice-Chairs
Women in Business Committee
NOTE 1: This event is ON THE RECORD.
NOTE 2: If you cancel after the stated deadline, the full meeting fee will be charged to your account. All guests must be accompanied by an ACCJ member. Sorry, no substitutions or walk-ins.
NOTE 3: If you are driving to the Tokyo American Club, please inform the ACCJ of the make, model, color and plate of the vehicle, by the registration deadline, as arrangements must be made. A 2,200 yen parking fee will apply.