- Jennifer Shinkai – Independent Facilitator and Executive Coach
- Sonja Vodusek – General Manager, The Peninsula Tokyo
- Yukako Caffrey – Deputy COO, Barclays
- Ai Otsu – Senior Director, CBRE
Plus, we will be supporting The Lemon Project, Run for the Cure® Foundation education project.
Tuesday 7th March, 2017 | 6:30pm (Doors open at 6:15pm)
Peter | 24th Floor | The Peninsula Tokyo | 1-8-1 Yurakucho | Chiyoda-ku | Tokyo
Tickets: 10,000 JPY | Available for purchase from Mums in Business Tokyo
MEET OUR PANEL
Jennifer Shinkai – Independent Facilitator and Executive Coach
Jennifer Shinkai helps people create and communicate change as an executive coach and facilitator. Passionate about developing high potential women leaders, Jennifer runs two Lean In Circles and has been at guest speaker at the FEW Careers Strategies Seminar.
Originally from the UK, Jennifer holds an MA (Oxon) in English Language and Literature from St. Hugh’s College, Oxford University. With almost twenty years experience in Japan, Jennifer proved her agility as an agent of change in a variety of management roles in L&D, Sales Operations and Marketing at en world, a group of APAC recruitment companies.
In addition to completing her studies for Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credentials in Spring 2017, Jennifer has just completed training for her third Tokyo marathon. She has a four year old son and is proud to have overcome the “ichinensei no kabe” as the mother of a first grade daughter in Japanese elementary school.
Sonja Vodusek – General Manger, The Peninsula Tokyo
Ms. Vodusek joined The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (holding company of The Peninsula Hotels) as Hotel Manager at The Peninsula New York in 2010. She relocated to Manila seven months later as General Manager in 2011. Prior to joining The Peninsula Hotels, she had 16 years of experience holding various executive management positions in the luxury hospitality sector at Four Seasons hotels in the United States, Japan, Ireland, Australia and the Czech Republic. She was appointed the first female General Manager of a Tokyo Luxury Hotel on her return to Tokyo in December 2015.
Committed to the “one big family of people” who are the hospitality industry worldwide, Ms. Vodusek has applied her international experience across all disciplines – Housekeeping, Front Office, Reception, Kitchens, Food & Beverage – as a volunteer instructor for underprivileged youth at the Sala Baï Hotel & Restaurant School in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Yukako Caffrey, Deputy COO – Barclays Securities Japan Limited
Yukako Caffrey is the Deputy Chief Operating Officer for Barclays Securities Japan Limited, based in Tokyo. Since joining Barclays Japan in 2010, Yukako has led numerous teams in Operations across Tokyo and Singapore. In August 2016, Yukako joined the Japan Country Management team.
Prior to joining Barclays, Yukako began her experienced career at Lehman Brothers, before moving on to Michael Page International. Her collective history has taken her to offices in Tokyo, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore.
She is also the mother of two beautiful daughters.
Ai Otsu, Senior Director – CBRE K.K.
Ai Otsu is Head of Marketing & Communications for the commercial real estate services firm, CBRE. In this capacity she is responsible for managing a team of 11 professionals who serve the business’ 17 service lines across 10 domestic markets. Ai is also a member of CBRE’s Japan Operating Committee and serves as an executive advisor to the organization’s Women’s Network.
She joined CBRE from AIG Japan, where she was concurrently Head of Corporate Communications and Head of Engagement. In her 15 years with the company, she also served on AIG Japan’s leadership team, and was very active in the company’s diversity initiatives.
She is a single mother of a 20-year old son.
OUR CHARITY PARTNER
The Lemon Project is Run for the Cure® Foundation’s education initiative to bring greater awareness about breast cancer. Many have heard of breast cancer; however, not many know what symptoms to look for or how to conduct self-examinations. 1 in 11 women in Japan are at risk of developing breast cancer in her lifetime, yet many do not make the time to have annual breast screenings.
Spotlight on Japan 2017 will be supporting The Lemon Project. Our goal is to raise awareness of the education seminars and promote the importance for women to make the time for breast screening. We will also be donating money raised from the event to support the ongoing activities of The Lemon Project.