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Regional Women In Leadership: Stories of Women Leaders In the South
Gender equality and women’s empowerment remains an important issue in both the United States and Japan. This webinar will explore four women leaders and their personal journeys to success. In Part I, in her talk entitled, “Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment,” Consul General Kayoko Fukushima will speak about her experiences and share observations from her former role as the first Director of the Japan Liaison Office of UN Women. Part II will consist of a panel of three women which highlights each of their individual and unique experiences as businesswomen in the South, with comparative discussions on working in a major Japanese corporation.

The Regional Women In Leadership (RWL) program is in its sixth year at U.S.-Japan Council. The program’s objective is to provide opportunities for discussions on the advancement of women in leadership. RWL encourages members and collaborators to convene in a series of events to educate and discuss women‘s leadership in the context of U.S.-Japan relations, creating a conversation about women’s issues among diverse communities and business leaders. Funding is provided by the Government of Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Aug 27, 2020 03:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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