Annie Chang (アニー・チャン), WITJ President

Annie Chang

Annie Chang – considered a pioneer of Information Technology recruitment in Japan and a strong supporter of gender diversity in the workplace, Ms. Chang, is the Founder of Women in Technology and also the CEO of AC Global Solutions (ACGS). She is passionate about connecting female professionals, helping women grow and shine professionally, and increasing the proportion of women in the workforce and in leadership roles within companies.

IT業界に特化した人材紹介業の日本におけるパイオニア。職場における性別の多様化を強く支援している。また、Women in Technology Japan (WITJ)の創始者であり、AC Global Solutions (ACGS) の創立者/代表取締役社長でもある。女性のビジネスパーソン同士を結びつけ、女性がプロフェッショナルとして成長し、輝き、リーダーとして活躍する社会の実現を推し進めている。

Maaya Sato
Marketing / PR Manager

Maaya is a passionate branding / content creation specialist. Supporting Women in Technology Japan’s PR / Marketing activities to raise awareness of importance in diversity and inclusion in the tech industry. She is also involved in the accelerator program operation to help Japanese startups expand overseas.

Cali Matsunaga
Web Manager / Marketing Analyst

Majoring in electronics at a university, I encounter the low participation of women in the STEM field as well as female leadership. I joined WITJ to make a difference in the situation in Japan by leveraging my experience as a community builder and a startup founder.

WITJ Committee

Xinmei Cai, WITJ Senior Advisor

Xinmei Cai

Engineering Director, Google Maps / Local. With a BA degree from Middlebury College and MS in Software Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, Xinmei joined Google Mountain View in 2004 after working as a software engineer in Microsoft and subsequently a Silicon Valley startup for 4+ years.

Kristina Janjetic, VP of Programs

Kristina Janjetic

Kristina has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry in Japan including Fujitsu, Dell & Microsoft. Originally from Australia, she holds a BA in International Relations from the International Christian University (ICU) in Tokyo. She started her IT career in Fujitsu as a Unix engineer and transitioned to a partner sales professional. Her passion is on her children, all children, being a working mum and learning from diverse people who make this world a better place.


Yumiko Inoue (井上由美子), WITJ Mentor

Yumiko Inoue

Yumiko started her career at Mitsubishi Corporation as an “OL.” Four years later, she left the company and decided to study at a college.She got a job at IBM and worked as a system engineer responsible for local / national government, telecom, and educational institutions.When her husband took an assignment in Luxembourg, she accompanied with him and studied for post graduate degree. She also studied Artificial Intelligence and cognitive science in Belgium from her interest how computers will be integrated into people’s life.—After she returned to Japan, she first enjoyed being a housewife but decided to go back to work and became an IT consultant.—She then moved on to become a project manager, project group head and HR manager in foreign financial institutions. She is currently in charge of project governance. In her personal life, she has been married for 25 years, is a mother triplets (two girls and one boy), loves watching movies, swimming and playing piano.

三菱商事に一般事務職として就職。4年間勤務後退職。大学に戻り学ぶ。日本アイビーエムに再就職後、システムエンジニアとして官公庁、通信会社、教育機関を担当。家族の海外転勤に帯同しヨーロッパの小さな大国ルクセンブルグへ・大学院でビジネス、隣国のベルギーで人工知能と認知科学を学び、どのようにしてコンピューターが生活にうまく溶け込くかを研究。帰国後、主婦生活を満喫したが、社会とつながり人の役にたちたいと、再度ITの世界へ復帰。会計事務所系コンサルティングファームでITコンサルタントに。その後 外資系金融機関数社で、プロジェクトマネジャー、プロジェクトグループヘッド、人事部長を経て、現在はプロジェクトガバナンスを担当。プライベート:結婚25年。男の子、女の子二人の三つ子の母。映画鑑賞、週三回の水泳、50歳を過ぎてから習い始めたピアノが趣味。1年に必ず1つ新しい挑戦をすることが好奇心を忘れない秘訣。

Miho Aoki (青木美保), WITJ Mentor

Miho Aoki

Associate Professor, Showa Women’s University, Board Member of Hitachi Transportation System Ltd & Toshiba Tec Corporation.

US – Japan CouncilのBusiness Advisory Board Memberとして、また昭和女子大学グローバルビジネス学部ゲスト講師と大学公認 メンターとして100人以上の学生・社会人に外資系企業キャリア、転職、高齢出産、ワークライフバランス、バリキャリ・ワーママとなるための具体策、MBAを含む留学・海外勤務等に関するアドバイス・メンターリングを行っている。2016年よりWITJメンバーにキャリア・アドバイス、メンタリングの提供を開始(無料)。詳細は本人に直接の問い合わせを(。バーナードカレッジ(コロンビア大学)経済学部学士、ハーバードビジネススクールMBA。