Hiroko Tatebe

Hiroko Tatebe

United States of America
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Japan
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Hiroko Tatebe founded GOLD in 2006 to foster professional development opportunities for women in Japan and to cultivate professional exchanges between Asia and the U.S. She oversees program development and is responsible for all aspects of operation. She has designed a number of exchanges in Japan and the U.S.

Hiroko is the former director, executive vice president and treasurer of Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank of California (DKBCAL). During her tenure there, she was the first and only woman on the board of directors. She was responsible for complete financial, operations and administrative management, and Hiroko successfully led professional teams with diverse technical and cultural backgrounds.

Hiroko is a founding member of and advisor to Global, Engagement, Wellbeing, Excellent, Leadership (GEWEL), a sister nonprofit organization of GOLD, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. GEWEL aims to contribute to organizations and societies through demonstrating and driving true diversity and inclusion leadership.

Active in many professional and community organizations, she currently serves on the board of governors of the Japan America Society of Southern California and the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center. Her recognitions and honors include the 2013 Diversity Award from the International Professionals Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals and the 2014 Legacy of Leadership Award from Spelman College.