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GCI President Yumi Kuwana to Speak at the JWLI 2016 Tokyo Summit

We are proud to announce that GCI President Yumi Kuwana will be speaking this week at the prestigious Japanese Women’s Leadership Initiative’s(JWLI) 2016 Tokyo Summit. Her talk will focus on her personal experiences, GCI’s mission and vision, and innovative ways in which GCI is moving its endeavor forward on a global scale.

JWLI’s mission is “to empower Japanese women to become leaders and to make positive social change and innovation in Japan.” At GCI, we are excited to collaborate with an institution that, like us, aims to provide a platform for individuals to come together and collaborate to build a more peaceful world.

Yumi’s invitation to speak follows her feature in Forbes Japan’s List of 55 Women with a Sense of Mission under “International Organizations.” The profile piece titled “The World Leader from Japan: Passion Born Out of ‘Hardship'” and published this past July tells her story of self-discovery and reinvention, staring with at 24 being named the youngest Vice President at Citibank and culminating with her founding of Cook Pine Capital and GCI.

We are honored to have such a visionary and fearless leader who is making it her life’s work to empower the next generation of global citizens. Thank you for believing in her vision and supporting our work!


Global Citizens Initiative, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit social enterprise registered in Connecticut, United States. We empower young global citizens from all sectors of society to be lifelong leaders of positive change. EIN 46-1850022.


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