Women in Engineering
Committee Chair:
Khanita Duangchaemkarn
Women in Engineering
Committee Chair:
Foram Rajdev

Keynote Talk

Emi Yano

Title: Empwering Women for Sustainable Future

Speaker: Emi YANO
(Chair, 2023 IEEE Region 10 Humanitarian Technology Activities (HTA) Committee)


Emi Yano graduated from the Graduate School of Science and Engineering at Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan.

She specialized in Kansei Engineering (Affective Engineering); human-friendly information processing technologies for suiting the diversity of users’ cognitive and behavioral responses.

Before assuming her current position, she worked in an information integration company as a Web Usability Engineer and has accumulated several years of experience in web consulting using the Human Centered Design and Design Thinking process.

In 2009, she moved to Ricoh IT Solutions. Currently, she is an HR development manager, and she is focusing on career and skill development for IT engineers and improving communication between people in the workplace through effective leadership and organizational development. She is also promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the company. To achieve sustainable development and innovation in society, she works on creating workplaces where the diversity of employees is respected, every employee is motivated to work actively.

She also has been a very active volunteer leader in IEEE since 2008. She was the Chair 2019-2022 of IEEE Region 10 (Asia-Pacific) Women in Engineering (WIE) and she is currently the Chair of the Region 10 Humanitarian Technology Activities (HTA) Committee. Through IEEE activities, she connects people and brings them big smiles!


IEEE is a very diverse community, truly unlike any other. However, even in this wonderful community, women are still underrepresented in technical fields. To achieve this issue, it is very important to promote women's participation in the different aspects of these activities.

In addition, to address climate change and many other challenges, we need to take diversity approaches and collaborate to solve problems.

When diverse people demonstrate their individuality and capabilities to the fullest and combine our wisdom, they can create innovation and deliver high-value-added technologies.

In this session, Speaker will share and discuss ideas to promote DE&I so that women feel more confident in their career development and more proactive in their collaborative activities.

Panel Discussion