But what do we really want? Womenomics and women

Sept. 19, 2014 08:00 - 09:30


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We all know the background and buzz surrounding opportunities for women in Japan. And one generation of women executives are now showing the way forward. But what about the next generation - the graduates and new entrants who'll populate the workforce over the next few years? Do we really know what they want, who they are, what they think - and do all of the latest corporate and government initiatives around diversity and inclusion really match their aspirations, expectations and abilities?
On September 19, we will hear not only from senior female executives but from this next generation. In an informal, off the record, conversation, let us learn from the most important group of all - the young people who will carry the baton forward. And let us consider the implications of their views on government policy, corporate hiring, HR, and marketing. 

Participating organisations:

  • British Embassy Tokyo (opening address by Deputy Ambassador to Japan, Julia Longbottom)
  • BT Japan
  • RBS
  • Hays
  • Price Global 
  • BAE Systems
  • Haruno Yoshida, President of BT Japan
  • Christine Wright, Managing Director, Hays
  • Suzanne Price, President, Price Global
Many thanks to BT Japan for hosting this important event

Is your company wondering how to attract and keep female talent, and how to deliver the Womenomics promise in the private sector? If so, this is a must-attend event. Seating is limited; be sure to book your place ASAP.


The BCCJ is delighted to support Shine Weeks, a series of events from 8 September  (Monday) to 19 September (Friday) aimed at exploring how increasing female participation in the workforce will boost economic growth.

The BCCJ has been invited to support the initiative, which is being led by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is centred around the World Assembly for Women (WAW!) to be held from Sep 12 to 14 in Tokyo.

Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, and barrister Cherie Blair, who started the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women to support female entrepreneurs around the world (and is also wife of former British prime minister Tony Blair) will be speakers at the "World Assembly for Women in Tokyo" or "WAW! Tokyo".

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has described the conference as a "Davos meeting for women", referring to the World Economic Forum event held annually in Switzerland.

Shine Weeks will see companies and organisations host their own events highlighting the importance of women in the workforce.

The initiative is backed by the Government of Japan, Keidanren, The Nikkei, The Japan Institute of International Affairs and the Japan Center for Economic Research.

See the WAW! website for more details.


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BT Japan Corporation Conference Room
24F West Wing Ark Mori Bldg 1-12-32 Akasaka Minato-ku

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