Akiko Tanikawa

Group Account Director, Japan

This International Women’s Day and every day, we are proud to recognize our inspiring women leaders and allies at JLL.

Who is a female inspiration/role model to you and why?

Within JLL, Marina Krishnan. She always has a great sense of balance, and is very sharp, calm, supportive, and charismatic.

Why does inclusion matter to you?

My former boss often said the statement below, and I use this during new joiner sessions for CS Accounts as part of our culture. "Look at/see and admit to the good things of the other person. The organization becomes stronger when there are many people who can do things that you cannot do or are not good at. The organization that only has the same people doing the same as you can do becomes weak and limited for growth. So, see what's good about others!”

I’d also like to share a Japanese woman poet phrase, “We are all different and that’s what makes us wonderful.

How are you inspiring women to achieve their ambitions at JLL?

I am not doing special things as these are usual things for me: create psychological safe space for them, listen to what they want to be, help them imagine where and what they want to achieve.

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