Legal career advice and stories of how to get yourself noticed for positions you can only dream of abound in Season Two Episode One with Lawyer Extraordinaire, Royanne Doi. Royanne has a way of explaining concepts that make you want to grab a pen and paper so you don’t miss anything. Make sure you h
Publish Date: Sep 12, 2021
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Legal career advice and stories of how to get yourself noticed for positions you can only dream of abound in Season Two Episode One with Lawyer Extraordinaire, Royanne Doi. Royanne has a way of explaining concepts that make you want to grab a pen and paper so you don’t miss anything. Make sure you have some ready for all the gold nuggets she has prepared for you. Royanne is not only a champion planner, and self-named “process queen” but also a master of noticing those moments of serendipity that have led her to land a dream job she didn’t know existed without even interviewing. How did she do it? Listen and find out!
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In this episode you’ll hear:
The inspiration behind Royanne becoming a lawyer
What happened when Royanne made a commitment to finding a job in Japan
How asking a question at a large company event led to Royanne being offered the position she had been dreaming of
Royanne’s “potted plant” theory and her list of top qualities of million dollar earning General Counsel
The cosmic coincidences that helped Royanne to make amazing pivots even with her 10 year plan
The reality of being an outside director on a board
The five levels of trusted advisory and which level you should be operating at
Her favourite books and other fun facts
Royanne Doi is currently an Outside Director to Gojo & company, a social impact start-up company investing in micro-finance banks in emerging markets. She also teaches an executive MBA course at Hitotsubashi University Business School, School of International Corporate Strategy. Her course is called “Leading Across Culture and Diversity.”
Royanne most recently served as Advisor for Global Legal, Ethics & Compliance for Yamaha Corporation. Prior to her experience with a global Japan-based manufacturing music company, Royanne held senior legal positions with major financial institutions including Prudential Financial, Inc., State Street Bank and Trust Company and CIGNA/ACE Insurance.
In addition to her current role as Representative Director of the US-Japan Council (Japan board), Royanne has served on various volunteer boards including the Japan In-house Counsel Network, the Association for Women in Finance in Japan, and the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan, and was the treasurer/director of the Japan-United States Education Commission (“Fulbright Japan”).
Royanne has an undergraduate degree in Philosophy, from Washington University in St. Louis, graduating Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa. She earned her Juris Doctorate from UCLA School of Law. She is a member of the California bar. She has lived in Japan since 1994, married for 30+ years to her law school sweetheart. She has three passions: economic empowerment for women, Asia with an emphasis on Japan, and the intersection between neuroscience and behavioral ethics.
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