WAW! Tokyo 2014 “Shine Weeks”

  • 11 Sep 2014
  • 15:00 - 18:00
  • Imperial Hotel Tokyo(Banquet hall KUJYAKU on 2F of main bldg)(1-1-1, Saiwai-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)

WAW! Tokyo 2014 “Shine Weeks” official side event MetLife Symposium on “A Society Where Women Shine and My Career”

MetLife Insurance K.K. will hold a symposium on “Society Where Women Shine and My Career” as an official side event for “Shine Weeks,” part of the Japanese government’s World Assembly for Women in Tokyo.

Outline of the Symposium

Date & Time:

Thursday, September 11, 2014, From 15:00 to 18:00 (Reception opens at 14:15)

Venue:

Imperial Hotel Tokyo(Banquet hall KUJYAKU on 2F of main bldg)(1-1-1, Saiwai-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)

Participants:

Any adults and students who are willing to develop their career and have an interest in women’s social participation (regardless of gender)

Admission:

Free (Advance registration required)

Enrollment limit:

400*please see next page on how to register

 (The detail of the event can also be found at http://www.metlife.co.jp/about/info/2014/waw.html(Japanese))

We invited panelists who achieved success in global fields such as Ms. Kuni Sato, the first woman to take up a director-general level position at Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ms. Naina Lal Kidwai, Executive Director on the board of HSBC Asia-Pacific and Chairman India and Immediate Past President of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry(FICCI), Mr. Jesper Koll, Managing Director and Head of Japanese Equity Research of JP Morgan Securities Japan, and Maria Morris, an Executive Vice President at MetLife and a senior female leader at the company. Ms. Elizabeth Handover, Lumina Learning Partner for Asia and Co-Chair of the ACCJ Women In Business Committee, will take a role as a moderator of the panel discussion. They will talk about how to strike a successful balance between work and life, based on their experiences. We will also hold a discussion on the ideal state of organizations for female participation. We hope this opportunity will provide a strong base for action for working women, companies and organizations in Japan.

MetLife is a global company with female employees in many countries and provides life insurance -an essential infrastructure for livelihood of many people.  As a company with such background, we have extremely important responsibility in active involvement in the theme of Society Where Women Shine. We launched the JWBN (Japan Women’s Business Network), organization run by employees to promote success of female workforce, and through which we support women’s career development. Furthermore, in the hope of more active role played by women in Japan, the company assists TOMODACHI initiative as a partner of the U.S.-Japan Council (Japan).

The symposium will provide an opportunity to think together with next generation female leaders on how women should develop their career, and how organizations should foster environments that allow more active involvement by women.


For more details download brochure: ENGLISH|日本語

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