Promoting gender diversity in Japan: An interview with IBM’s Yuko Kawakami
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I)

Promoting gender diversity in Japan: An interview with IBM’s Yuko Kawakami

Yuko Kawakami is senior partner, business transformation services, IBM Consulting, and chief information security officer, IBM Japan.

In this next installment in Heidrick & Struggles’ Leadership Perspectives video series, Heidrick & Struggles’ Aya Iinuma speaks to Yuko Kawakami, senior partner, business transformation services, IBM Consulting, and chief information security officer, IBM Japan. Kawakami shares her perspective on how diversity, equity, and inclusion are regarded in Japan and discusses the initiatives many Japanese companies have been undertaking to make progress. She also shares some key insights other companies can learn from IBM Japan’s work in DE&I.


About the interviewer

Aya Iinuma (aiinuma@heidrick.com) is partner in Heidrick and Struggles’ Tokyo office and a member of the Financial Services Practice. She also leads the Professional Services and the Legal, Risk, Compliance & Government Affairs practices in Japan.

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