GENDER DIVERSITY IN THE BOARD ROOM: WHY IT MATTERS, AND HOW TO INCREASE IT

  • 03 Oct 2012
  • 15:30 - 18:00
  • TMI Associates, 23rd Floor, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower

A Canadian Chamber of Commerce Japan Event arranged in cooperation with

The Board Director Training Institute of Japan, TMI Associates, the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan, the French Chamber of Commerce in Japan, and with participation by

McKinsey & Company Inc Japan


GENDER DIVERSITY IN THE BOARD ROOM:  WHY IT MATTERS, AND HOW TO INCREASE IT 





In this seminar, the managing partner of McKinsey & Company in Japan, Georges Desvaux, will present the principal findings of Mckinsey's famous series of research reports, "Why Women Matter", including research regarding Asia and Japan. Mr. Desvaux is the very person who initiated and co-led this ground-breaking US$20 million project, co-authoring four reports that highlight the contribution of women to company performance and the levers that firms can activate to support and promote women leaders. 

Next, Professor, governance expert, and outside board member Christina Ahmadjian of Hitotsubashi University's Graduate School of Commerce and Management will explain in simple language the “behavioral science” benefits of board diversity - why it is that diversity makes for better governance and management -, and will summarize recent developments around the world on related topics such as diversity quotas, goals, and policies. Christina sits on the boards of Eisai and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.   
 
An active panel discussion will follow. Joining our panel will be TMI Associates partner Mitsuko Miyagawa, who is admitted to practice in both the U.S. and Japan, and also has significant experience as a board member in Japan, at S.T. Corporation and Unilever Japan; and Merle Aiko Okawara, who has held a number of corporate board seats, including at Parco and Kameda Seika, and is President of the first woman-held, JASDAQ-listed company in Japan, JC Comsa Corporation. 

 

Speakers and Panel members

  • Georges Desvaux, founder of McKinsey`s famous series of research reports, "Why Women Matter"

  • Christina Ahmadjian, Hitsotubashi University`s Graduate School of Commerce and Management

  • Mitsuko Miyagawa, TMI Partner
  • Merle Aiko Okawara,  President of JC Comsa Corporation 


Event Details

DATE: October 3rd, 3:30-6:00p, followed by networking for 30 minutes
VENUE:
TMI Associates, 23rd Floor, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower
MAP: http://www.tmi.gr.jp/english/about/access.html
COST (Light refreshments included): 5,000 yen
REGISTRATION & CANCELLATION DEADLINE: September 25
HOST: Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan

NOTE 1: This meeting is ON THE RECORD

NOTE 2: Free digital copy of The HR Agenda Magazine will be given to participants of this Event.

For more event details and registration, click here.

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