Engaging Men in Women’s Empowerment

November 16, 2016
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Online registration has closed. Please contact the Business & Policy Program at 212-715-1208 to register.

Although considerable progress has been made, women continue to face many career development hurdles that need to be overcome. Even in Japan and the U.S., women in positions of leadership in business and government remain far too low. It is important to overcome the attitudes and expectations surrounding gender roles, which are a major barrier to promoting women’s equality. This program focuses on the critical role men play in women’s empowerment. Speakers examine men’s involvement in women’s empowerment, discussing the promotion of women’s leadership in the workplace and measures encouraging men to take more active roles in responsibilities outside of the workplace.

Nancy Bumgarner, Partner, Department of Professional Practice, Co-chair of Women’s Advisory Board, KPMG LLP
Nobuyuki Kawabata, Executive Managing Director, CEO Americas Division, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Cindy Pace, Assistant Vice President for Global Diversity and Inclusion, Head of Global Women’s Initiative, MetLife
Andrew Shapiro, Head of Corporate Debt Origination for the Americas, BNP Paribas

Maryalice Mazzara, Director of Educational Programs, Office of Global Affairs, The State University of New York

6–6:30 PM         Registration
6:30–8 PM         Panel Discussion and Q&A
8–8:30 PM         Reception


Non-members: $20
Japan Society Corporate Members: Free, up to designated number of tickets; additional tickets $15
Japan Society Individual Members at Patron Circle level and above: $15
Academic and government: $15

Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Prepayment must be made with a credit card. All cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event.

For more information, please contact the Business & Policy program at 212-715-1208 or email [email protected].

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A long-term initiative bringing to the fore programming and content related to women, and shining a light on women who are pushing boundaries and expanding horizons within their field.

The Business & Policy Program’s Women on the Rise event is in part supported by Daiwa Capital Markets America Holdings Inc. and Hitachi America, Ltd.  


  • Wednesday, November 16, 2016
  • 6:00 pm