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Driving Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in Management

  • 11 May 2023 15:00 - 18:30

  • Embassy of Sweden, Auditorium & Exhibition hall

On May 11th, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce is organising an event on DEI in management, together with the Danish Chamber of Commerce in Japan,  Global Perspectivesand MAERSK.

For many companies, increasing the number of women in management  roles is a high priority – but targets that are realistic in Europe can be very hard to reach in Japan. This event will bring together representatives from different industries to share their challenges and  successes, and brainstorm actions that can help everyone move forwards  in the journey towards gender equity.


The event will open with a "Fireside Chat" by representatives from MAERSKH&MNovonordisk and OLYMPUS. The panellists will share personal stories of leadership journeys  they have gone through in Scandinavian and Japanese companies.       

Then all participants will break out for a workshop session to  identify key actions for enabling women to succeed in management positions in Japan. The workshop will be facilitated by Tove Kinooka, Founder of Global Perspectives. Key takeaways from the panel discussion and action ideas from the workshop to be collated in a short report that will be shared afterwards  with all participants and member organisations.

The event runs until 17:00 followed by an optional networking session with light refreshments until 18:30. 


Facilitated in English, but participants may conduct small group discussions in whatever language is comfortable for them. 



Siweon Carrie Park (Moderator)

Director of Customer Experience for Northeast Asia, MAERSK

Carrie became Head of Customer Experience for Northeast Asia Area in Maersk in Sep 2022. She joined Maersk in 2010 as a sales representative in Seoul and has held various positions in the company in locations such as Chengdu, Tokyo, and Shanghai. Her experience spans Customer Service, Sales, Global Service Center, Marketing, Trade and Network, with the latest position being in Copenhagen as a Network and Market manager. Carrie’s experience of working and living in different organizations and cultures has made her very conscious of the importance of DEI, and she has become an active promoter on the topic in Maersk.

Within Maersk, she is a member of Strategies for Success (designed for women who want to maximize their career potential) and Power Women Network (to make a real change on inclusive leadership and equitable career progression for women). Externally, she was a member of ‘Lean In Shanghai International (inclusive community to inspire and empower woman to achieve their ambitions) and WIS (Women in Shipping) Denmark during her time in China and Denmark. 


Shigefumi Yamaura 

CSR/ Sustainability Coordinator, H&M

Since joining H&M Japan in August 2011, he has had a strong interest in sustainability and has been involved in global training projects while working in the retail environment. After working as a sales advisor, floor manager, and store manager at H&M stores around Japan, he assumed his current position in April 2018. In addition to localizing HQ global initiatives, he is responsible for sustainability-related projects in H&M Japan, such as social and environmental projects including Garment Collecting program, in collaboration with related organizations and departments, supporting each department in achieving their sustainability goals, and creating and implementing internal training programs.



Noriko Ozakaki 

Director, East Japan Block, Diabetes Business Unit, Novonordisk

Noriko became Head of one of 7 sales blocks of diabetes care brands in Novo Nordisk Japan in January 2019. She is currently based in Sendai and covers sales in Tohoku & Hokkaido regions.
During her more than 25 years career in Novo Nordisk, she held various leadership positions in Sales, Marketing and Communications in Tokyo. She also experienced global marketing position in Copenhagen for 2 years during 2011-2013. Working experiences in Tokyo, Copenhagen and Tohoku & Hokkaido regions
have made her very conscious of the importance of DEI.
She likes traveling and has explored more than 40 countries which is also adding a cultural view into her DEI mindset.



Tomomi Katayama

Head, Global Supply Chain Management, Center of Excellence, OLYMPUS

Tomomi joined Olympus in 2021 to establish and lead the Supply Chain Global Center of Excellence organization. She has long careers in various job fields in American and Japanese companies, enjoying working with people from various cultural backgrounds.

Tomomi is married and lives in Tokyo with her husband and teen-age daughter together with two cats. In her spare time, she enjoys Yoga and Karaoke/singing.




Tove Kinooka

Director & Co-founder, Global Perspectives

Tove is a bicultural (British/Danish) consultant who has worked in Japan since 1998. She co-founded Global Perspectives in 2015, and works across Asia with major global corporations, SMEs, NPOs, Embassies, Chambers of Commerce, and social venture organizations to amplify and accelerate actions for a more equitable and sustainable future. Her work focuses on transforming leaders and company culture to support social and environmental sustainability strategy and ambitions. She holds certifications in business sustainability management, team coaching, and organizational change consulting. Tove lives in Yokohama with her husband, two children and two cats, and enjoys hiking and Spartan Racing in her spare time.



More speakers to be announced...!

This event is organised by SCCJ , DCCJ , Global Perspectives, and MARESK.

  • Thursday May 11th, 15:00 - 18:30

  • Embassy of Sweden, Auditorium & Exhibition hall

  • 1-chōme-10-3-100 Roppongi, Minato City, Tokyo 106-0032

  • SCCJ members and guests: free of charge, Non-members: 2,000 JPY

  • SCCJ members and guests: free of charge, Non-members: 2,000 JPY

  • Seats are limited, first come first served!