Industry Lead
Google Japan

Wakana manages Google’s Ad sales for strategic accounts, working to create innovative digital strategy & solutions for Japanese partners. She started her career in management consulting, and later managed the Lancome brand as a Marketing Manager in L’Oreal. Following the 3.11 Earthquake, she joined the National Diet of Japan Fukushima Nuclear Investigation Commission to lead the International Affairs. After she ran Change Management at GlaxoSmithkline Japan, she joined Google in 2014. She has a Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and an MBA from Harvard Business School (Class of 2003). She is also a certified Coach, President of Harvard Business School Club of Japan, as well as Senior Advisor for Georgetown University Alumni Club of Japan. She grew up in Tokyo, Kobe, Jakarta, studied and worked in the US, Japan, and France. She is a passionate traveler, dancer and mom of 2 children.

Speaking at the Following:

May 20

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Women’s Leadership Initiative Forum

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Engage in a powerful dialogue about the real estate business, innovation, women leadership and diversity and inclusion. This forum is sponsored by PGIM Real Estate.