Womenomics-in-Action: Approaches by the Japanese, American & European Governments

May 10, 2016
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

 

 

Womenomics, Japan Society, NYC, Japan, Miho Hanafusa, Susan Harper, Kathy Matsui, Elin Bergithe Rognlie, Serena Fong

(Left to right) Miho Hanafusa, Susan Harper, Kathy Matsui, Elin Bergithe Rognlie

Womenomics-in-Action: Approaches by the Japanese, American & European Governments

Tuesday, May 10 at 6:00 p.m.

Japan Society – 333 E. 47th Street (between First and Second Avenues)

Admission: $15/$10 Japan Society Individual Members at Patron Circle level and above and individuals in academics and government/Free Japan Society Corporate members

As Japanese corporations implement measures to increase the number of female managers, how will the Abe administration’s policy package to create a “society where women can shine” impact women’s empowerment?

In Japan, a new law promoting women’s roles in the workplace will be enforced as of April 2016. Companies with 301 or more employees, as well as the central and local governments, are required to report their percentage of female hires and female managers and set numerical targets for employing and promoting women.

Moderated by Serena Fong, Vice President, Government Affairs at Catalyst, the panelists will also examine the American government’s efforts to promote women’s empowerment and assess whether Japan and the U.S. might adopt policies such as a quota system that has met with success in Scandinavian countries.

Panelists:

  • Miho Hanafusa – Deputy Director General for Gender Equality, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
  • Susan Harper – Managing Director, Bates Group LLC; former President, Chair of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Financial Women’s Association of New York, Inc.
  • Kathy Matsui – Vice Chair of Goldman Sachs Japan and Chief Japan Equity Strategist, Global Investment Research, Goldman Sachs
  • Elin Bergithe Rognlie – Consul General, The Consulate General of Norway in New York

For more information and to register, please visit Japan Society’s website.