Jennifer Shinkai


About Jennifer Shinkai


JENNIFER SHINKAI, MA (OXON) helps people create and communicate change through coaching and facilitation in English and Japanese. In particular, she is passionate about developing women’s participation in the workforce in Japan.

She has hands on experience in change management and communications in a cross cultural team, giving her a unique insight in how to operate effectively as a professional in Japan and Asia-Pacific.

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, she has held a variety of management roles across Learning and Development, Marketing, Sales Operations and Sales.

Jennifer is a driver of change, supporting her previous organisation's development from a 25-person privately owned Tokyo office to an 800-person listed company connecting great people to great companies across seven countries in Asia-Pacific. She is known for her energy, enthusiasm and commitment to continuous improvement for both processes and people.

She runs the Lean In Japan Creating Change Chapter focused on female entrepreneurs and women in corporate leadership roles. She was a speaker at the FEW Japan Careers Strategies Seminar and Accenture X AIESEC Japan Women's Initiatives Global Leaders Project in 2016.

She is a studying member of the ICF and is accredited in Saville Consulting Wave and Aptitude psychometric assessment tools.

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