ACCJ The Journal - WIB Summits 2017 - Tokyo, Kansai, and Chubu chapters highlight women in business
DECEMBER 2017 ACCJ EVENT
WIB Summits 2017 Tokyo, Kansai, and Chubu chapters highlight women in business
By Maxine Cheyney
The topic of women in the workforce is certainly gaining traction in Japan. Since last year’s American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) Women in Business (WIB) Summits, many businesses have begun making the changes necessary to create more diverse and inclusive work environments and tapping into the female population.
The conversation was given new life at the WIB Summits in Chubu (July), Kansai (September), and Tokyo (October), with the range of companies, keynote speakers, and attendees a testament to the progress made and potential for change.
The summit’s opening sessions included speeches from Mayor of Yokohama Fumiko Hayashi (Tokyo); President of Proctor and Gamble Japan K.K. Stanislav Vecera (Kansai); and President of 3M Japan Limited Denise Rutherford (Chubu).
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