Emi Lea Kamemoto
Bossed Up, LLC | Innovation Protocol
Los Angeles County, CA
My passion for bringing the HUMAN back into Human Resources has forged my path to becoming a successful internal inclusion specialist where I help assess the motivations of teams and empower them to advocate for their own sustainable lives and careers through trainings and development opportunities.
| SPEAKING | • Certified Bossed Up Trainer on the topics of Assertive Communications and Leadership Identity • Panelist at 2017 Japanese American Citizens League National Convention on role of Japanese Americans in U.S.-Japan Relations • Led workshop on Community Coalition Building through a strong Personal Brand at 2017 J...
Bossed Up, LLC
Director of Partnerships
January 2016 — Present
Create safe identity work spaces where companies & individuals can better understand the connections between work, love, & wellness and how gender bias still presents invisible barriers that hold women back.
• Project Manager for Inclusion & Gender Equality Corporate Consulting program
• Certified Bossed Up speaker & lead trainings on Combating Unconscious Gender Bias, Assertive Communications, and Cultivating Leadership Identity
• Created & measured quarterly sales goals & develop sales strategy for keynotes & training programs, growing Bossed Up’s speaking revenue by 92% in 2 years
• Negotiated $293,400 in speaking and training contracts for Emilie Aries, CEO and Founder of Bossed Up to date
Manager of Special Projects
September 2015 — Present
• Develop & conduct trainings on team building and sensitivity/inclusion training to promote strong team dynamics
• Developed company culture manifesto analyzing company benefits, documenting employee feedback, and identifying opportunities and strategies for improvement
• Support HR functions including onboarding/offboarding, sourcing talent, culture planning
• Negotiate speaking and teaching opportunities for staff, maintain client relationships, and author contracts
• Provide background research for prospective client meetings and co-manage new business development meetings
• Assessed CRM system options, selected and managed migration to new platform, and trained staff on management of sales database
Human Resources Coordinator
June 2014 — July 2015
[501(c)3] organization managing public-private relationships between the U.S. and Japan
• Assisted in recruitment, HR processing, and development of employees. Mentored 6 interns through career development program
• Coordinated the funding and speaking program for Women’s Leadership events to support the development of women leaders
• Co-produced event for Prime Minister Abe by managing guests including 20 elected officials and managed event logistics
• Re-structured both the electronic files database and Salesforce database to improve search and sales efficiency
Embassy of Japan
Congressional Liaison, Congressional Affairs Section
July 2013 — June 2014
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Japan
• Served as diplomatic liaison and maintained valuable relationships between Capitol Hill and Japanese visiting dignitaries
• Drafted over 200 letters and targeted mailings to Capitol Hill, ensuring policy intent was communicated effectively in English
• Developed and managed research portfolio on legislation regarding Japan’s economic, trade, and cultural relationships with each of the 50 states, which was critical to gaining Congressional support for the creation of the Japan Caucus
George Washington University Multicultural Student Services Center
Asian Student Coordinator
January 2012 — July 2013
As the Asian Student Coordinator at the George Washington University’s Multicultural Student Services Center (MSSC), it was a personal goal to help students find a “home-away-from-home” at the university with open office hours, simple guides explaining the services and programs that the university had to offer international students, and leadership and career search workshops. One of my most rewarding programs with the MSSC to date was organizing the new student orientation, designed specifically to assist students of diverse backgrounds in their transition to the university community.
The George Washington University
Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs , International Development Economics & International Politics
My studies of international development economics and politics focused my passion to support positive global change by teaching me the solutions and corresponding difficulties in the work to combat human trafficking, rural education, and access to medical treatment. Development economic models provide governments and aid organizations with the data necessary to measure progress and identify potential structural and societal setbacks.
As an active student leader in the Asian American Pacific Islander community, I advised student organizations, hosted educational and entertaining cultural events, and worked hard to ensure that multicultural and diverse students felt at home within the university.
Japanese American Student Alliance 2009-2013 (President 2011) | Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. 2009-2013 | Japanese American Student Union 2009-2010 (Co-Founder) | Hawai'i Club 2012-2013 | Asian Student Association 2009-2012
• Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) Pacific Southwest District Board Member and 2017 Fundraising Luncheon Co-Chair
• JACL National Youth Student Council Advisory Board Member
• Kizuna Los Angeles Non-Profit Board Management Fellow 2016-2017
• Directed program for Women’s History Month on individual health advocacy for Asian American & Pacific Islander women at GWU
The TOMODACHI Generation
What would my Grandfathers say?
USJC member motivates youth to lead
The George Washington University
Martin Luther King Jr. Award, For Excellence in Leadership and Service
Recipient of the 2012 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award, given to those who represent Dr. King’s work and values in their commitment to their communities and in leadership.
"When junior Emi Kamemoto first heard about the tsunami in Japan last March, she wanted to help even though was she more than 7,000 miles away.
Kamemoto, who worked with the Japanese American Student Alliance to organize “Hope for Japan: Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fundraiser” to help raise money and awareness on campus, was honored Friday for her work at GW’s 2012 Martin Luther King, Jr. Award ceremony."
Kamemoto was one of six student recipients of the award in 2012, which honors those in the GW community whose service and leadership mirror that of the great American icon.
Sir Patrick Stewart
All three of these influencers stand for women's empowerment.
Alexa Von Toble
Ally to Domestic Violence Victims, Financial Literacy, & Working the Life Balance
How could these three get any more awesome?
GWU Students fundraise for Japan
Japanese American Citizens League
National Youth Council Representative
August 2014 — Present
•Planned workshop with representatives from the NAACP and Council of American-Islamic Relations on the topic of diverse representation in the discussion of racism in America.
•Campaigned to gain votes of regional chapters to approve a national resolution to publicly support H.R. 40: Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act.
•Created career building resources for AAPI Youth.
When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this - you haven't.” ― Thomas A. Edison