Kay Iwata

S2-H Global Responsibility: A Case Study of D&I’s Evolution Toward the “Fourth Wave” of Business in the 21st Century

About Kay Iwata

Kay has been in the diversity management consulting field since 1987. Her approach is global, strategic and systemic. It focuses on building from a strong business case and is anchored in the values and culture of the organization and its leaders. She has consulted in the UK, Japan, China and Latin America. Her client list includes Sodexo, Walmart, Johnson & Johnson, Genentech, County of Alameda and California State University system.

Kay’s book, The POWER of Diversity: 5 Essential Competencies for Leading a Diverse Workforce provides a researched based focus on what specific behaviors and actions diversity and inclusion competent leaders and managers consistently demonstrate. The results also appear in the 2010 ASTD Leadership Handbook. She has been named a Pioneer of Diversity by the Diversity Journal and published articles with SHRM and Diversity Central.

Kay is an emeritus member of the Diversity Collegium, a national diversity think tank; currently chairs the Leadership California Executive Advisory Council; served on the Board of Trustees for The Center for Asian Pacific American Women (formerly APAWLI) and is currently on the Board of Advisors for GEWEL, a Japan based diversity consulting group. 

University of St. Thomas - Minnesota Opus College of Business