Melissa McIvor
Melissa McIvor
Editor-in-Chief, GLOBIS Insights

Ms. McIvor has over twelve years of experience as an editor, translator, and language consultant at some of the top global companies in Japan, including Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc., Shiseido, and Warner Bros. Japan. She has also provided English consultation services to leading university professors, award-winning scientists, and world-renowned performers. In 2019, she was a presenter at the Japan Writers Conference.

She joined GLOBIS Corporation in 2018 and is currently editor-in-chief of GLOBIS Insights.

She holds a BA in international relations from the University of West Florida, as well as a copyediting certificate from the University of California San Diego.

Koa: Building a User-First Fintech Start-up in an Emerging Market

Koa, a Kenya-based fintech start-up, is rising fast to offer financial services in Africa. Their secret: prioritizing user feedback and remaining agile.
Koa, a Kenya-based fintech start-up, is rising fast to offer financial services in Africa. Their secret: prioritizing user feedback and remaining agile.

3 Common Elements of Community-Driven Companies That Actually Last

It is possible to build or even maintain a community when people are distributed, working across time zones, and facing the disruption of a pandemic? Yes. Here's how.
It is possible to build or even maintain a community when people are distributed, working across time zones, and facing the disruption of a pandemic? Yes. Here's how.

How to Nurture Career Challenges for Proactive Skill Development

What do you do when your well-laid career plans don't pan out? Take control of your career through proactive skill development.
What do you do when your well-laid career plans don't pan out? Take control of your career through proactive skill development.

Why a Distributed Workforce Isn’t Just Remote Work—It’s Better

Is a "distributed workforce" just a bunch of employees working remotely? Not exactly. In fact, understanding the difference could give your company a huge edge in the new normal.
Is a "distributed workforce" just a bunch of employees working remotely? Not exactly. In fact, understanding the difference could give your company a huge edge in the new normal.

The True/False Job Hunting Quiz: Do You Know How to Stand Out?

The Great Resignation has turned millions of people to job hunting. Planning to join them? Take this quiz to see if you're prepared to stand out!
The Great Resignation has turned millions of people to job hunting. Planning to join them? Take this quiz to see if you're prepared to stand out!

Is There a Right Time to Step into Social Activism?

When you identify with a minority group, you'll eventually feel pressure to participate in social activism. Is there a right time to say yes?
When you identify with a minority group, you'll eventually feel pressure to participate in social activism. Is there a right time to say yes?

Why Women Must Be Excellent to Promote Diversity

Is it the responsibility of women to promote diversity? If so, why? And how do women actually make a difference in a company's DEI efforts?
Is it the responsibility of women to promote diversity? If so, why? And how do women actually make a difference in a company's DEI efforts?

Coming Out at Work: Obstacles to Authenticity in the Office

Deciding how much of your authentic self to show in the office can be a nerve-wracking decision. Here's how diversity consultant Olivier Fabre approached coming out at work.
Deciding how much of your authentic self to show in the office can be a nerve-wracking decision. Here's how diversity consultant Olivier Fabre approached coming out at work.