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If you want more women in leadership, focus on women athletes. Sport equips women to reach the highest level of business and leadership.

Janelle Sasaki

EY Global Women Athletes Business Network Leader, Women. Fast forward

Champion of women athletes and entrepreneurs. Prominent voice of the Women20 Japan digital inclusion agenda. Transformative leader. Global talent advisor for C-suite and businesses.

Janelle Sasaki leads the strategy and initiatives of EY Global Women Athletes Business Network (WABN) for women athletes and entrepreneurs. She is passionate about addressing the needs of businesses to find diverse talent and women athletes on realizing their leadership potential in the business world.

Janelle’s background includes providing innovative branding and human resources solutions to multinational organizations for over 18 years. She served as a consultant at EY Japan People Advisory Services focusing on diversity and inclusion (D&I), global talent management and work style innovation. She frequently addresses these topics at international conferences on these subjects.

Prior to EY Japan, Janelle served as the D&I Leader for a technology company in Asia-Pacific, where she launched the company-wide D&I business strategy and addressed workplace challenges.

Janelle leverages her more than 10 years of experience as a former competitive gymnast to address the challenges facing women in the 21st-century workplace.

How Janelle is building a better working world

“I’m passionate about pro bono coaching and mentoring athletes on the transition from sport to a second career in business and entrepreneurship. One of my top tips for the next generation is to create a network that does not exist to take you where you want to go and most importantly, communicate with your heart.”

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