"Influence with Cultural Intelligence"

GLOBIS Faculty Megumi Taoka and Price Global President Suzanne Price present, "Influence with Cultural Intelligence." This seminar focuses on how professionals can successfully overcome cultural differences and communicate effectively in cross-cultural business settings.

The globalized economy has made cross-cultural skills a necessity for any thriving business person. However, in Japan especially, the push to "go global" has sometimes been rebuffed by seemingly insurmountable cultural differences. How can Japanese and foreign professionals find the right balance between smooth interaction and leveraging diversity?

This seminar features a dialogue between Megumi Taoka and Suzanne Price, two leading experts in the field of diversity and inclusion in Japan, followed by Q&A. Discussions include insights and practical advice for those seeking better understanding, as well as those wanting to be better understood, in global business settings.

Megumi Taoka has extensive experience in financial reporting for global companies in London, New York and Tokyo. At GLOBIS, she teaches Cross-cultural Management, Power and Influence, and Financial Accounting. Her industry expertise ranges from fashion and entertainment to recruiting and human capital. Her recent research is comparative studies of ethics and morals across cultures. Ms. Taoka earned her MBA from the University of Tsukuba.

In 2015 and 2016, Suzanne Price was honored to be listed as ‘Top 10 Diversity Consultants’ by The Global Diversity List supported by the Economist. She was also the British Business Award ‘Entrepreneur of the Year, 2012’ as the President of Price Global, a change agent specializing in Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) for Asia Pacific and based in Tokyo. Suzanne is particularly known for expertise facilitating organisations and managers to build inclusive work environments mitigating unconscious bias. She is also a pioneer with 12-years experience designing and delivering Leadership Development Programs for Women in Asia Pacific.

Suzanne works as a consultant, facilitator and executive coach. Her clients include numerous Fortune 500 and multi-national companies across a broad range of industries throughout Asia Pacific. Suzanne previously led D&I at UBS Securities Asia and has served as a retained consultant for Global Leadership and Diversity at Goldman Sachs and Diversity and Inclusion advisor for AXA Life. She is also an associate Consultant for Korn Ferry’s D&I Leadership and Talent Consulting Services. Suzanne is a qualified applied psychology professional having transitioned from a previous career as a psychotherapist. She has proven business acumen, and provides tangible business results to her clients. Her clients have won several awards for her programs.

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