Mind the Gap: Gender Equality in Japan and the U.S.

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Japan and the U.S. present interesting case studies for the role of women in the workplace. In Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has instituted a series of reforms called “womenomics” to empower more women to join the workforce and contribute to economic growth. Here in the United States, women have succeeded in integrating into the workplace, but are contending with wage gaps and the “glass ceiling.”

Join ASNC and the Japan Society of Northern California as we bring together a panel of experts from both sides of the Pacific to look at the role of women and leadership in the workplace in Japan and the U.S. What kind of progress have women made in the workplace since Prime Minister Abe instituted “womenomics” in Japan? How does it compare to gender equality in the workplace right here in the Bay Area? And how can men become champions to support and promote working women locally and globally? What are the current barriers to success and what are some possible solutions?

Michael Chui, McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) Partner, McKinsey & Company (moderator)
Shie Lundberg, Director of 1:1 Care, Google
Kaori Sasaki, Founder & CEO, ewoman, Inc.and UNICUL International, Inc
Steven Vogel, Professor, U.C. Berkeley 

Program Agenda
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.   Light Breakfast and Registration
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Discussion and Q & A

Organized in partnership with:
Japan Society of Northern California
Consulate-General of Japan in San Francisco

Promotional co-sponsors:
Center for Japanese Studies, U.C. Berkeley 
Dilena Takeyama Center, San Francisco State University
Financial Women of San Francisco
Japan Policy Research Institute, Holy Names University
U.S.-Asia Technology Management Center, Stanford University


Event Details

Thu 03 Nov 2016
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
ASNC, Bechtel Conference Center, 500 Washington Street, S.F.
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