GDM Lunch Seminar: Career Progression as a woman in Japan

We are continuing our series of Global Diversity Management workshop on January 21 2019.

We are thrilled to welcome Kiyo Weiss, Director of Regional and Premium Sales Asia Pacific at Air Canada  as our distinguished guest speaker. Kiyo will be sharing her own experience in her career progression in Japan from a woman's perspective. Kiyo will also be discussing challenges and opportunities for women in Japan's corporate environment.

The seminar will be moderated by CCCJ Honorary Adviser, Akiko Kosuda. After Ms. Weiss' talk, there will be an opportunity for group discussion.**Q&A is accepted in both English and Japanese**

Lunch and tea will be provided to all attendees. If you have any special dietary requirements, please contact marie.ohashi [at]

Event details:

Venue: The Embassy of Canada to Japan, Executive Dining Room (4F)
Date:  January 21 (Monday), 12.00-14.00
Price: 2000 yen for Members, 3000 yen for Non-Members 

**Guests are required to present a government issued photo ID at entrance. A mandatory bag check will also be conducted. 

Please note that there may be a possibility that we have to turn the guests down under the following circumstances.

  • Guests without a government issued photo ID even though their names are on the list
  • Guests who come to the event without signing up beforehand 
  • Guests who come to the event on behalf of someone else

*NOTE: This presentation will be given in JAPANESE




今回のスピーカーはCCCJ理事を務める、ワイス 貴代(日本・韓国・南太平洋地区 統括支社長 兼 アジア・太平洋地区プレミアム レベニュー本部長)を迎え今までのキャリア、人生経験等を交えて若い世代の方々に今後どのようにキャリアアップをするか、キャリアとプライベートを両立するか等お話しいただき、グループディスカッションを最後に計画しております。





marie.ohashi [at]



会場:在カナダ大使館 4F エグゼクティブダイニングルーム

日程:1月21日 月曜日 12:00~14:00

料金; 会員価格 2000円 非会員:3000円


※ 当日は公的機関発行の写真付身分証明証をお持ちください。(運転免許証、パスポートなど)






About the Speaker:



Kiyo Weiss

Kiyo Weiss became the Air Canada General Manager for Japan in October 2013 and in addition to this role, she was appointed to the position of Head of Premium Revenue Asia and Pacific in 2018. She joined Air Canada as the Japan Sales and Marketing Manager in 2009. At Air Canada, Kiyo has facilitated an increase in the number of flights from Japan to Canada from 1 daily to 6 daily helping Japan become one of the most profitable worldwide. The most recent addition was a service to Montreal from Narita in June 2018. Before joining Air Canada, she worked for United Airlines holding various key management positions such as Reservations and Ticket Office Manager for Japan and District Sales Manager for Eastern Japan. During this time, she introduced the first bilingual voice activated speech system to the reservation center and opened the first outsourced call center for United Airlines Japan in Okinawa.

She is currently serving as a governor of Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan.

For her special interview, please go to:

Event Details

  • January 21 (Mon)
    Registration Closed
  • 12:00 ~ 14:00

  • Please kindly bring your photo ID with you which will be requested to be produced at the Embassy’s guard’s station for security purpose Embassy of Canada to Japan 7 Chome-3-38 Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo 107-0052
  • ¥2000 for members ¥ 3000 for non members
Registration is Closed