As a community learning and development platform for women leaders in the APAC, we love to converse with inspiring ladies from various industries, where we lead important discussions from #InclusiveLeadership, #sustainability to #StakeholderManagement and more. Tune in and be inspired and empowered by these “Leading Ladies”
What would you do if you faced an important career pivot but there’s so much fear of the unknown that prevents you from making that leap? For Noriko Shindo, now COO of her own startup, it was taking her fear and breaking it down to pieces with what she knew the best: a spreadsheet. Sounds counterintuitive? Listen to Nori’s journey when she realized juggling between parenthood and a demanding career actually helped her realize what she was yearning the most – entrepreneurship, and how she made it happen.
As the Startup Partner Lead at Stripe, Mari shares with us her inspiring journey of overcoming challenges, breaking barriers in Japan, and fostering personal growth. Passionate about fintech and building the startup ecosystem, Mari’s story is one on the power of self-reflection, learning from role models, and the importance of female-dominated communities.
Remember the quote from the movie Forrest Gump? “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get,” and that’s how Jae Yeon Choi, Managing Director of MSD Taiwan, felt her career has been like. From working in a rigid government agency where there weren’t many women as colleagues, to pursuing her MBA, to now working in a leading pharmaceutical company working to improve people’s lives – Jae Yeon shared how she found authenticity to be the key to leadership and teamwork. #Impact, #Legacy, and #GrowTogether are her three most important hashtags. What are yours? Listen more to this episode to find out how a women leader is found.
Fascinated by the French culture that celebrates a woman’s strength and independence, Aya Yamanouchi pursued her French Literature study to Paris – little did she know, this journey opened the door to her multi-talented career across different parts of the fashion industry. In this episode, Aya-san, now serving as the Senior Manager for People & Culture at LVMH Japan, shared her insights on hiring and growing talent in luxury retail. But our conversation went beyond the surface, diving into strategies to promote diversity and inclusion in the Asia Pacific, where monocultural norms still often prevail.
【 英文訪談 】在 Earth Day 地球日當週，我們決定邀請在國際婦女節論壇收到熱烈迴響、來自奇異燃氣發電的 Kaz 「回鍋」，和聽眾更深入地分析在能源永續這條路上，所需平衡的三重挑戰：費用、永續、和社會責任。身為 GE 剛上任不久的亞洲區減碳長（很酷的職位！），他謙虛地說這個新成立的部門反應了公司、甚至是全球對於節能減碳的重視。讓我們一起來聆聽他是如何在錯綜複雜的利害關係者中穿針引線，推動政策和科技向前。