Women Leading Business and Policy Share Lessons on How Japan and the U.S. Can Overcome Gender Disparity.
When: Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 6:00 pm, at the Japan Society
Calls for greater presence of women in the upper echelons of corporate and political power in the U.S. 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.
Tapping Potential: Encouraging Women’s Empowerment in the U.S. & Japan brings together Morgan Stanley CFO Ruth Porat and Yoriko Kawaguchi,a former Minister for Foreign Affairs and special advisor to the Prime Minister, who examine the potential for and challenges of female empowerment and work-life balance. Topics will range from quota systems and extended child-care leave as solutions,how Japan might adoptpolicies that have proved effective in the U.S., and reasons why both countries remain hindered by gender disparity. Moderated by Columbia University's Carol Gluck, the panel takes place Wednesday, April 2, at Japan Society.
Agenda: 6:00 pm, registration; 6:30, lecture, panel discussion and Q&A; 8:00-8:30, reception.
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