Business & Policy

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

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. Our 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

Moderator:
Serena Fong
, Vice President, Government Affairs, Catalyst


Part of Women on the Rise
This season Japan Society launches a new long-term initiative Women on the Rise, bringing to the fore programming and content related to women, and shining a light on women who are pushing boundaries and expanding horizons within their field.
The Business & Policy Program’s Women on the Rise event is in part supported by Daiwa Capital Markets America Holdings Inc. and Hitachi America, Ltd.  

      

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