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 certification from the University of California San Diego.

Womenomics, Board Diversity, and…Corporate Governance in Japan?

Corporate governance in Japan has traditionally been very weak. Investors are now leading the charge to change this and bring greater diversity to a landscape in desperate need of change.
Corporate governance in Japan has traditionally been very weak. Investors are now leading the charge to change this and bring greater diversity to a landscape in desperate need of change.

How to Keep “Common Sense” from Ruining Diversity

Diversity has a sharp learning curve that's often complicated by perceived "common sense." Here are 4 steps to avoid the common sense trap and get your diversity efforts off the ground!
Diversity has a sharp learning curve that's often complicated by perceived "common sense." Here are 4 steps to avoid the common sense trap and get your diversity efforts off the ground!

Is NOW the Right Time to Quit Your Job?

Wondering if NOW is the right time to quit your job? Reflect on these 4 questions to know for sure whether the timing is right.
Wondering if NOW is the right time to quit your job? Reflect on these 4 questions to know for sure whether the timing is right.

3 Ways to Tell If Your Company Is Dulling Its DEI Edge

What if you want to leverage DEI as a business leader, but your efforts just aren't working? Try asking yourself these 4 questions to find the root of the problem.
What if you want to leverage DEI as a business leader, but your efforts just aren't working? Try asking yourself these 4 questions to find the root of the problem.

How to Get an Edge through Online Employee Training

More than a year and a half into the pandemic, HR professionals often struggle to plan and manage online employee training for the remote-work era.
More than a year and a half into the pandemic, HR professionals often struggle to plan and manage online employee training for the remote-work era.

Marketing Footwear for Fashion, Health, and Career Satisfaction

Business leaders have a ripe opportunity to make meaningful social impact through health and beauty. Particularly when it comes to marketing footwear.
Business leaders have a ripe opportunity to make meaningful social impact through health and beauty. Particularly when it comes to marketing footwear.

Japanese Working Culture: The Good, the Bad, and the Getting Better

Japanese working culture is notorious for rigidity, lack of transparency, and slow decision-making. But employees are getting fed up, and things are changing.
Japanese working culture is notorious for rigidity, lack of transparency, and slow decision-making. But employees are getting fed up, and things are changing.

3 NON-Pandemic Reasons Your Team Wants to Stay Remote

Not everyone is excited to get back to the office. Some employees want to stay remote, and not just because of COVID-19.
Not everyone is excited to get back to the office. Some employees want to stay remote, and not just because of COVID-19.