Janelle Sasaki

Janelle Sasaki serves as the executive director of Diversity & Inclusion Services at Ernst & Young Advisory Co., Ltd. (EYA) in Tokyo, Japan. She advises on Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) practices in the workplace for Japan and the Asian Pacific Region. In her position, she helps top Japanese and multi-national clients design and execute workforce, work style and marketplace solutions to create an inclusive culture.

Janelle has previously served as the Inclusion & Diversity leader for Cisco Systems Japan G.K., where she launched the company-wide D&I business strategy. In 2013, Cisco Japan received the Bridge Builder Award from the Global Organization for Leadership & Diversity (GOLD). Before her transfer to Japan, she worked in Silicon Valley for more than eight years.

Active on the Women in Leadership Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce Japan, Janelle has served in leadership roles for the U.S. Japan Council and Women in Technology Japan. She is the co-founder of the Japan D&I Business Round Table Network and she volunteers as a career coach for the next generation of leaders.

Janelle is a frequent international speaker on diversity and inclusion. She also has a passion for health and fitness and was a former competitive gymnast.