Celebrating International Women’s Day 2021

March 5, 2021

On Monday, March 8th, Konica Minolta is hosting a global panel discussion to celebrate the achievements of women across our organization, to coincide with International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global celebration of women’s social, economic, cultural, and political accomplishments, which closely aligns to our vision to drive a more inclusive workplace now and in the future.

Reflecting IWD’s themes of equity, inclusion and empowerment, the panel features women from Konica Minolta offices around the world:

  • Elena Drecheva – Managing Director, Konica Minolta Bulgaria
  • Ciara Finucane – Vice President, Discovery & Preclinical Services, Invicro (a Konica Minolta company)
  • Joy Lynn – General Manager, Marketing Division, Konica Minolta Business Solution (China) Co., Ltd
  • Vicky Ringwood – Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Konica Minolta USA

With support from Shoei Yamana, President and CEO at Konica Minolta Inc., the conversation seeks to discuss the importance of a diverse workforce to the future of Konica Minolta and the tech industry, and how we can create a more equal workplace. Amidst the backdrop of a global pandemic and social unrest in America, the panel convening signals the importance of united and inclusive leadership now more than ever.

At Konica Minolta, we strive to attract diverse talent by fostering a culture of innovation and success in which employees can achieve their full potential. That’s why we are also supporting the IWD #ChooseToChallenge – showing that we take responsibility for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day.

Stay tuned to this space and our social media channels to watch clips from the leadership panel and to hear from women across the organization taking part in the challenge!

Nikki Jones (she/her)
Director, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

As the Head of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at Konica Minolta, Nikki evangelizes the power of diversity and inclusion to drive change and innovation at work. She is responsible for the diversity and inclusion strategy including the policies and processes that engage employees, elevate awareness and action about equity, and foster a sense of belonging and community at work. Guided by a deep desire to level the playing field, Nikki is a frequent speaker on topics related to education, technology, the future of work, inclusion and belonging.