First American Woman to Work at Honda HQ to Speak about 'Cross-Cultural Excellence'
Laura Kriska, author of “The Accidental Office Lady” and the first American woman to work in the Tokyo, Japan Honda Motor Company headquarters, will speak at the University of Findlay at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 in Davis Street Building, Room 102. The public event will be free.
Kriska’s speech is titled “Cross-Cultural Excellence in the 21st Century.” She has spoken at UF on two other occasions, and has also worked at Japanese-owned companies in Findlay.
Kriska’s book is a nonfiction account of her two-year experience at Honda. For more than 20 years, she has been engaged in cultural encounters on four continents and has advised thousands of professionals on correcting the damage they have encountered or caused.
For her UF talk, she will describe the problem of “cross-cultural carelessness” and suggest a solution called “cross-cultural excellence,” which is the practice of seeking to understand key cultural differences and leveraging that data to gain desired outcomes.
The event is sponsored by the University of Findlay Convocations Committee, College of Liberal Arts and the Department of Language and Culture. For more information contact Cathy Donovan, Department of Language and Culture administrative assistant, at (419) 434-4711 or firstname.lastname@example.org.