Tapping Potential: Encouraging Women’s Empowerment in the U.S. & Japan

April 2, 2014 - April 2, 2014
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To register, please contact the Corporate Program at 212-715-1208.

Calls for greater presence of women in the upper echelons of corporate and political power in the US and Japan have grown stronger as globalization encourages greater workplace diversity and official endorsements have been made by Prime Minister Abe and officials in the US. While the workforce participation rate of women in Japan has grown, rates of employment in managerial and executive roles remain significantly below the average of the OECD countries. Could quota systems and extended child-care leave serve as a solution to this long standing problem? What types of policies and systems established in the U.S., which have helped make major strides in the advancement of women, can be adapted for the Japanese workplace? Further, in what ways does the U.S also remain hindered by gender disparity issues, and how can these be addressed? At this pivotal point in both nation’s futures, we bring together a panel of female leaders from both Japan and the U.S. to examine the potential for and challenges of female empowerment and work-life balance.

Yoriko Kawaguchi, Professor, Meiji Institute for Global Affairs, former Member of the House of Councilors, former Minister for Foreign Affairs, and former Minister of the Environment, Japan
Ruth Porat, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Morgan Stanley

Carol Gluck, George Sansom Professor of History, Columbia University; Member of the Board of Directors of Japan Society

6-6:30 pm    Registration
6:30-8          Lecture, Panel Discussion and Q&A
8-8:30          Reception

Non-members: $15

Japan Society Corporate Members: Free, up to designated number of tickets; additional tickets $10

Japan Society Individual Members at Patron Circle level and above: $10

Academic and government: $10

Prepayment must be made with a credit card. All registrations and cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Substitutions are welcome.

For further information or assistance, please contact the Corporate Program at 212-715-1208 or email [email protected].

  • Apr 02, 2014 at 6:00 pm