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The Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Benchmarks

2021 GDEIB Expert Panellists

Ann Sado

From 2013-2015 at the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, she has done executive coaching to Executive Directors and all directors/program officers under A TO Z Sado Enterprises Ltd. (consultancy in D&I management/PR/communications/ marketing/public speaking) for success principles as D&I leaders and managers. From 2016, she has continued to do executive coaching at the Institute for Strategic Leadership among managers of various Japanese companies to recruit international graduates for effective D&I implementation. She has also been instrumental in bringing the Global Summit of Women (GSW) to Japan this year from May 11-13th as one of the core members of the Japan Host Committee for 2017 GSW Tokyo Summit, welcoming 1000 women leaders from both public and private sectors, as well as from civil society (NPOs/NGOs) and some male CEOS from over 70 nations after successful founding of NPO Women Help Women because of the 3.11 tsunami/earthquake devastation to assist women entrepreneurs and business owners in Tohoku, the Northeast region of Japan.  She has been awarded the Outstanding Service Award 2011 Community/Organizations from the Women’s Information Network and has been appointed the PR Goodwill Ambassador of CID-UNESCO-TOKYO World Dance Congress in May 2014, a multi-cultural D&I event in the medium of dance to be staged for the first time in Japan and Asia with 26 nations’ representatives performing, lecturing, or giving workshops.  She has also been recognized as  Distinguished Toastmaster with triple crown award from Toastmasters International in April, 2015. She has served as an Expert Panelist for the Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks since 2006.

Website: (Japanese/English)
Website: (Japanese/English)
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