Board MemberCompany: Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
Role: Session Presenter
Jennifer “Jae” Pi’ilani Requiro, currently a board member for Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), works as a strategic advisor on global diversity, equity and inclusion providing consultation to develop customized strategies to help the company. In addition, she directs the global ERG efforts and partners with key stakeholder departments such as talent acquisition, employee relations, communications and corporate social responsibility.
Jae is also a sensei at Togisala Shorin Ryu, an Okinawan karate studio in Torrance, Calif. The dojo’s teaching philosophy focuses on the principles of respect, discipline and self-defense and she has earned a reputation as a nurturing and safe space for students with special abilities to thrive. Jae also encourages her students to find their “ikigai.”
She served as the national manager of Diversity and Inclusion at Toyota Financial Services where her responsibilities focused on D&I education, executive accountability, mentoring and ERGs. In addition, Jae developed strategies to enhance Toyota’s reputation around D&I and increase partnerships with certified diverse suppliers and led the D&I Communication Strategy.
She has been a speaker at several conferences, workshops and educational forums to share insights on ERGs and generational diversity. In May 2014, Jae was recognized with a California Multicultural Leadership Award from the National Diversity Council. She has served on the Diversity Collegium, a global think tank.
Jae earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology with a specialization in stratification, race, and ethnicity and an emphasis in business administration from UCLA. In her spare time, Jae performs hula, paddles outrigger canoes, and is a single mother to a college-age daughter, her source of inspiration and perspiration.