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

November 3, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Free – $20


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 Asia Society of Northern California 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
Shie Lundberg, Director of 1:1 Care, Google
Kaori Sasaki, Founder & CEO, ewoman, Inc.and UNICUL International, Inc
Steven Vogel, Professor, U.C. Berkeley

  • 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Light Breakfast and Registration
  • 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Discussion and Q&A



Bechtel Conference Center
500 Washington Street
San Francisco, CA 94111 United States
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