Masami is the first woman Chair and CEO of a Big 4 accounting firm in Japan. As one of the Founders and steering committee members of WindS, a 2000-person strong women’s association, Masami has mentored employees and regularly speaks at internal and external events. Featured in the Nikkei Asian Review and Vogue Japan, Masami is a champion of gender equality and is key to driving change within her organization and beyond. In her capacity as Executive Director at NPO J-Win’s Executive Network and as an Advisory Board Member for Catalyst Japan, Masami has elevated the visibility of women in Japan and has created numerous opportunities for cross-company collaboration. EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women program in Japan and efficaciously compered its event in Tokyo to aid women entrepreneurs in Asia Pacific develop networks with further entrepreneurs, stakeholders and the community.