CCCJ・McGill MBA Japan Gender Diversity Roundtable

CCCJ ・McGill MBA Japan Gender Diversity Roundtable

Join the CCCJ on June 23rd at TMI Associates in Roppongi Hills for a Gender Diversity (Womenomics) Roundtable hosted by Akiko Kosuda - member of the CCCJ's Honorary Board of Advisors, Senior Advisor to the Japan PFI/PPP Association, and Tokyo Girls Collection Executive Committee Supervisor. The goal of this session is to bring together business people from the CCCJ's membership as well as the greater international chamber network to come together, learn from one another and discuss Gender Diversity issues in and beyond corporate Japan.

Event Details

  • Date: June 23rd, 2015
  • Time: 17:00 to 18:50 (reception starts at 16:40, discussion kicks off at 17:00 sharp)
  • Venue: TMI Associates
  • Cost: Free
  • Confirm participation to admin [at] by June 16th, 2015
  • Ticket stock: 15
  • Facilitator: Akiko Kosuda, CCCJ HBA


Japan was ranked 104th out of 142 countries on the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s Global Gender Gap sub-index on economic participation and opportunity in 2014. The Japanese government is advocating the ‘20-30’ campaign that calls for raising the percentage of women in management positions from the current 10% to 30% by 2020. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has made ‘Womenomics’ one of the key elements of his growth strategy, calling for “creating a society in which women shine,” while Japanese companies have just begun taking steps toward gender diversity in management.

Canada was ranked 19th behind developing countries such as South Africa (18), Burundi (17), and Nicaragua (6). “Twenty years ago Canada ranked first amongst nations in international measures of gender equality,” said Kate McInturff, Senior Researcher at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

While the diversity efforts of the past several decades have resulted in some improvements in women’s participation rates and career trajectories, we’re still decades away from true gender equality – if we keep doing what we’re doing,” said Pat Milligan, President of Mercer’s North America Region. “It’s time to act differently to realize the benefit of their full participation and address the unique needs of female employees.

This session is part of the CCCJ's Gender and Diversity event and advocacy series which aims to catalyze and support Gender Diversity and Inclusion efforts by giving Roundtable participants a chance to discuss meaningful ways in which Gender Gap issues can be challenged. 


This event is generously supported by CCCJ Corporate Sustaining Member TMI Associates


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