Annie Chang – Founder
Annie Chang is an advocate for women’s participation in the science & technology fields in Japan & Asia. Originally from Taiwan, she has worked for 30 years bringing women into the field and empowering women into leaders of innovation in Japan. In 2013, she founded Women in Technology Japan (WITJ) to further promote women in a time when women’s participation in the workforce is pivotal to Japan’s national economic agenda.
– Senior Advisor
With a BA degree from Middlebury College and MS in Software Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, Xinmei joined Google Mountain View in 2004 after working as a software engineer in Microsoft and subsequently a Silicon Valley startup for 4+ years. She later became the Tech Lead of AdWords International Forms of Payments team. In 2007, Xinmei led the team to receive the Executive Management Group
Kristina Janjetic – VP of Programs
Kristina has over 20 years experience in the IT industry in Japan including Fujitsu, Dell & currently Microsoft. Originally from Australia, she holds a BA in International Relations from the International Christian University (ICU) in Tokyo. She started her IT career in Fujitsu as a Unix engineer and transitioned to a partner sales professional. Her passion is on her children, all children, being a working mum and learning from diverse people who make this world a better place.
– Social Media and Events
Ery Blackstone is Director at Accident Zero Forum, as well as CEO at Business Development Consulting Company
She met her current business partner and had been working for the Accident Zero Forum project as a consultant since 2017, then she was assigned to be a director（理事) for the organization that is aiming at profit in the future including work style reforms, collaborating with each special field to decrease the traffic accidents; Tech, Investor, Biz developer, Education, Researcher, Automotive industry, etc… Now she is working on developing innovative business ecosystem in cross-cultural environments in order to create a future in which anyone can share their technology, wisdom and education.
Yumiko Inoue – Mentor
Yumiko started her career at Mitsubishi Corporation as an “OL.” Four years later, she left the company and decided to study at a college
Miho Aoki – Career Advisor /Mentoring Service
Leveraging off her 25 years of corporate career experience in 7 different multinational
companies (management consulting, investment banking, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics,
IT consulting, apparel and consumer goods manufacturing) in 6 different functional roles (strategic planning, consulting, sales, marketing, finance, and general management), Miho’s new mission in life is to help other working women in Japan
aspire to and achieve global careers balanced with personal life. As a mother of two daughters (both borne in her 40s), a Japanese national with studying / working experience in the US, and a former senior corporate executive who has led D&I initiatives during her corporate career, she has been mentoring and advising over 100 students and mid-career women on career transitions, building careers in non-Japanese companies, work-life balance, how to succeed as a working mom, and
University and its officially endorsed mentor. She also serves as a Business Advisory Board member for the
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Mazlina Ariff -Sponsorship
Mazlina came to Japan on an Engineering scholarship and graduated with BS in Electronics Engineering and Computer Science at Kyushu Inst. of Technology. Speaking 4 languages, she starts her career as a programmer and gradually moved to HR working as Global Recruiter & HR Administrator at Toray Industries Inc and now at Microsoft Japan overseeing the hiring of engineers and various other positions
Sonoko Nakada – Administrator
Sonoko is a Consultant at AC Global Solutions. She started her career as a researcher at a marketing research firm. Then she moved on to