[WEBCAST ONLY] The Power of Parity in AsiaVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Asia Society Southern California in collaboration with the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) are convening a series of webinars and events on The future of Asia. This month we will host a webinar on “The Power of Parity in Asia.” Gender gaps remain large across the region, both in work and in society. MGI research finds that advancing women’s equality could add $4.5 trillion to Asia Pacific’s annual GDP by 2025, a 12 percent increase over the business-as-usual trajectory.
Join McKinsey senior partner Kweilin Ellingrud and MGI senior fellow Mekala Krishnan for a discussion on the actions that companies and governments can take to unlock the full potential of women, advancing their equality and boosting growth. Janet Yang, Governor of the Motion Picture Academy and Senior Advisor of Asia Society Southern California will be moderating.
Kweilin Ellingrud, senior partner at McKinsey, has broad experience designing and implementing global performance transformations. In addition to her client work, Ellingrud is a member of the McKinsey Global Institute Council, which provides expert input for MGI's research on global economic, business, and technology trends. She also instigated and co-led McKinsey's Power of Parity work on gender equality and improving the lives of women around the world. Other areas of expertise include women in STEM, accelerating gender equality through investment strategies, women in leadership, and the future of work. She is a frequent speaker at global conferences and also works directly with global philanthropies, multilateral organizations, and companies on how to move toward gender equality.
Mekala Krishnan is senior fellow at the McKinsey Global Insitute (MGI), McKinsey’s business and economics research arm. Her research focuses on various topics related to inclusive growth and economic development, including climate risk, globalization, productivity growth in advanced economies, and women’s role in labor markets. Her most recent research focuses on the near-term impact of physical climate risk across sectors and geographies, including its implications for companies and countries. Her past research has focused on the future of globalization including the evolution of global value chains, prospects for emerging markets, and the impact of services trade, intangible assets, and digital globalization on value chains. Krishnan is a frequent speaker on these topics at global conferences as well as with executives at Fortune 500 companies.
Janet Yang is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning Hollywood producer with deep roots in China, and a Governor of the Motion Picture Academy. Yang’s extensive Film and television credits include The Joy Luck Club, The People vs. Larry Flynt, Shanghai Calling, High Crimes, and Zero Effect. Her upcoming films include the animated feature Over the Moon for Netflix. Yang began her career bringing Chinese cinema into North America, and then representing the Hollywood studios to broker the first sale of American films into China. This in turn led to joining Steven Spielberg on the historic production of Empire of the Sun. Yang has been named one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Hollywood” by the Hollywood Reporter. She sits on multiple committees at the Motion Picture Academy; is a co-founder of the influential Gold House; is a member of the prestigious Committee of 100, as well as and the National Committee on US-China Relations; and chairs the highly regarded U.S.-Asia Entertainment Summit for Asia Society Southern California.
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