We are delighted to announce that EY Japan was selected as a Diversity & Inclusion winner in the British Business Awards 2020 (BBA 2020), which were held on November 5, 2020 by the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ). This marks the second straight year for us to take a BBA prize, having won in the Innovation category last year.
The judges gave us high marks for our continuous support of female athletes in the realm of D&I (diversity & inclusion).
Koichi Tsuji, EY Japan Chairman and CEO, had this to say:
“At EY, we’re striving to achieve the EY purpose of Building a better working world while ensuring that people around the globe with various types of background, expertise, and diverse characteristics learn and grow with each other both inside and outside the workplace. The Women Athletes Business Network (WABN) initiative is the complete embodiment of this, and I feel that it’s a great honor to receive this award. EY will continue with this initiative going forward, and do our best to support female athletes.”
In addition, EY Global WABN Leader Janelle Sasaki, who leads the team, made the following statement:
“We’re ecstatic to have won such a fantastic award. At EY, female athletes have been demonstrating entrepreneurship even at the frontline of business since 2013, and we’ve grown the WABN initiative to enable them to succeed at even higher levels as leaders. WABN is about more than just contributing to society. I see it as a program that lies at the very heart of business and involves talented individuals creating purpose-driven businesses that are diverse and sustainable. In the future, too, EY will remain committed to building a new society and long-term value through both WABN and various other activities.”