WLC Conference Bonus Event*
“Empowering the Next Generation"
Resiliency and Mentorship -
An Exclusive Fireside Chat with Olympian Mirai Nagasu
Thursday, August 19, 2021
Friday, August 20, 2021
Olympic champion and medalist, Mirai Nagasu, knows the importance of resiliency during times of challenge and the value of mentorship on that journey. As the first American woman to land a triple-axel at the Olympics, Mirai has experienced many highs – but it is her inner strength to overcome the lows with an attitude of always looking forward that continue to propel her. Gain insights from Mirai’s experiences, learn how to overcome challenges, and the central role of mentorship on that journey.
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Two-time Olympian & Medalist
Figure Skater, U.S. National Champion
EY Global Women Athletes Business Network Leader
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About the Speakers
A figure skater and Olympic medalist, Mirai was born and raised in Southern California and began skating at the age of 5. She was one of the youngest competitors to win a USA national title in 2008. Mirai represented the US at the 2010 Winter Olympics at the age of 16 and placed 4th. At the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, she won a bronze medal in the team event and made history by becoming the first American woman to land a triple Axel in the Olympics, and the third woman from any country to do so.
Mirai graduated magna cum laude from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs in December 2020.
Now living in the Boston area, Mirai supplements her time at the rink with charity work. She is an advocate for the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, and is currently learning how to take the skills and mindset that she has developed from competing and translating them into the business world, as a participant in EY’s Women Athletes Business Network program. Mirai is also taking part in Dartmouth University's Next Step program that helps athletes and military personnel transition into a career in business.
Based on in Tokyo, Janelle leads the strategy and initiatives of EY Global Women Athletes Business Network (WABN) for women athletes and entrepreneurs. She is passionate about addressing the needs of businesses to find diverse talent and women athletes on realizing their leadership potential in the business world.
Janelle’s background includes providing innovative branding and human resources solutions to multinational organizations for over 18 years. She served as a consultant at EY Japan People Advisory Services focusing on diversity and inclusion (D&I), global talent management and work style innovation. She frequently addresses these topics at international conferences on these subjects.
Prior to EY Japan, Janelle served as the D&I Leader for Cicso Systems Japan G.K. within Asia-Pacific region, where she launched the company-wide D&I business strategy and addressed workplace challenges. Janelle leverages her more than 10 years of experience as a former competitive gymnast to address the challenges facing women in the 21st-century workplace.
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