“Breaking the Glass Ceiling: A Panel Discussion with Female Business Leaders”

Thursday, August 22, 2019
19:00 - 21:00
with Megumi Taoka Register Now Details

Hear how our panelists have worked to break the glass ceiling and join discussions on how to empower yourself and your female colleagues to achieve their professional goals.

Attend this event and listen to a culturally diverse, panel of successful GLOBIS alumni. Hailing from different professional backgrounds and industries, this inspiring group of business leaders will share their experiences while ascending into various leadership roles. They will discuss these stories of challenges and success with participants, and share tips on how to empower yourself and your female colleagues to break the glass ceiling.

The panel and open Q&A session will be moderated by GLOBIS Faculty Megumi Taoka, who has enjoyed a global career spanning London, New York, and Tokyo. Ms. Taoka now facilitates the development of aspiring leaders as a lecturer in the GLOBIS MBA programs.

This event is for those that want to promote a diverse workplace and are interested in promoting  female leadership.


  • Date
    Thursday, August 22, 2019
  • Time
  • Where
    GLOBIS Tokyo Campus
  • Registration fee
    Free of charge
  • Language


  • 18:30
    Reception opens
  • 19:00
    Panel discussion
  • 20:00
    Q&A session
  • 20:30



Minerva Lardizabal

Minerva Lardizabal is an executive coach, international communications and cross-culture expert. She has delivered over 500 tailored business communication skills training, leadership and cross-cultural programs for top Japanese multinational and global companies across all types of industries.


Akiko Adachi

Akiko is a Human Resource Business Partner specialized in Japan and Korea region. Her expertise is in creating HR strategy such as recruitment plan, communication plan and training implication to align business objectives with employees and management in designated business units at world leading e-commerce companies.


Chie Yasuoka

Chie is an IT workplace manager, working for a global insurance company as a manager of a multinational, and multi-regional virtual team since this January. She strives in a male dominated workplace/industry and holds insights of how promoting female leaders is a solution to increase diversity, creativity and enhance business performance.


GLOBIS Tokyo Campus
Sumitomo Fudosan Kojimachi Bldg.,
5-1 Nibancho, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo 102-0084
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