• (F) refers to the facilitator.
  • Negotiations are ongoing for additional speakers. Check the website for further announcements.
  • Speakers are subject to change, cancellation, or addition without notice.
  • Interpretation: Speeches during the Plenary Session will be simultaneously interpreted. Interpretation will not be available for the Roundtable Discussions or the Networking Party.
10:00

OpeningLive Strong

Kaori Sasaki

Founder & CEO, ewoman, Inc.
Founder & CEO, UNICUL International, Inc.
Founder & Chair, International Conference for Women in Business

10:15

Speechしなやかに強い政治を

Seiko Noda

Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications
Member of the House of Representatives,
Liberal Democratic Party

10:30

SpeechTo be announced

Sarah L. Casanova

President and CEO, Representative Director
McDonald’s Company (Japan), Ltd.

10:45

Speech夢のドミノ倒し

Marin Minamiya

the youngest person to complete the "Explorer's Grand Slam"

11:00

SpeechMadam, this is our metro!

Reiko Abe, Ph.D.

President Director, Oriental Consultants Global Pvt. Ltd.

11:15

Talk Showダイバーシティ経営(仮)

Akira Matsumoto

Chairman of the Board & CEO Calbee, Inc.

Takashi Nagata

Deloitte Tohmatsu Group CEO
Certified Public Accountant

Makiko Eda(F)

Chief Representative Officer, World Economic Forum Japan
Member of Executive Committee, World Economic Forum

11:40

Talk Show女性大使から見た景色

H.E. Ms. Rabab Fatima

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Embassy of the People's Republic of Bangladesh

H.E. Ms. Simona Leskovar

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia

H.E. Mrs. Ndiyoi Muliwana Mutiti

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Embassy of the Republic of Zambia

Sayuri Daimon(F)

Executive Operating Officer
Managing Editor
The Japan Times

12:05

Talk ShowTo be announced

Eriko Asai

President and CEO, GE Japan

Susana Balbo

Founder, Susana Balbo Wines
Chair, W20 Argentina

Minori Takao(F)

NHK World News Anchor

12:30

Lunch

ランチコース ランチコース
13:10 - 13:35

Talk ShowTo be announced

Masako Wakamiya

Director, the NPO Broadband School Association

Sakine Nishibayashi

Third-year student of Shinagawa Joshi Gakuin High School High School Student Programmer

Ken Mogi(F)

Neuroscientist, Writer, Broadcaster

13:35-14:00

Talk ShowTo be announced

15:00〜16:10

Roundable 1

#101

Inclusive Leadership

What great tips will these current leaders share? While individual leadership styles vary, all great leaders have one thing in common; they adapt to the times. Managing multiple nationalities, genders and customs, as well as IT advances, today’s great leaders show “Inclusiveness” in their leadership. This roundable will share and discuss successful leadership tips and will find issues to address in the future.

Libby Lyons

Director, Workplace Gender Equality Agency

Sonja Vodusek

General Manager,
The Peninsula Tokyo

Eriko Asai

President and CEO, GE Japan

Makiko Eda(F)

Chief Representative Officer, World Economic Forum Japan
Member of Executive Committee, World Economic Forum

#102

Is Japan strong?

The world is moving at high speed and the path is unpredictable. How Japan should proceed? What actions Japan should take? In this roundable, we will discuss Japan’s position from the perspectives of trade, gender equality, IT, education, and diplomatic actions.

Susana Balbo

Founder, Susana Balbo Wines
Chair, W20 Argentina

Kyoko Hokugo

Director, the Gender Mainstreaming Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

#103

Work healthily at Healthy Workplace

Tomoko Adachi, M.D.,Ph.D

Director, Aiiku Hospital, Aiiku Maternal and Child Health Center, Imperial Gift Foundation

Nozomi Yoshimoto

Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies in Japan Operations Lead Global Health Services - Japan

Masako Suzuki

Executive Vice President Benefit One Inc.

Yuka Shimada (F)

HR & GA Director - Japan
Unilever Japan Holdings K.K

#104

New choices : double work? Be your own boss?

Yuri Tazawa

President, Telework Management Inc.
President, Y’s Staff Corporation

Wakana Nukui

Blooming Life International Co., Ltd. CEO
NPO DREAM GIRLS Project Director

Aya Ito

Partner, Sustainability Promotion Dept.
Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd.
Executive Partner, SDGs・ESG Promotion Section
Incubation Dept., Gakken Innovation Co., Ltd.

Kaoru Fujii(F)

Chief Editor, Public Relations Division, Administration Control Office, Recruit Career Co.,Ltd

#105

How do female board members see management?

上場企業の取締役には、必ず一人は女性をという動きが強まってきています。
取締役会に女性が入ることは、どのように企業価値を高めるのか。そして社外取締役として参加している女性たちは、企業経営のあり方をどう考えているのか。上場企業の役員を務める女性たちとの円卓会議です。

Yuko Kawamoto

Professor Waseda Business School (Graduate School of Business and Finance)

Sawako Nohara

IPSe Marketing, Inc. President and CEO
Sompo Holdings, Inc. Outside Director
JAPAN POST BANK Co., Ltd. Outside Director

Kaori Sasaki(F)

Founder & CEO, ewoman, Inc.
Founder & CEO, UNICUL International, Inc.
Founder & Chair, International Conference for Women in Business

16:40-17:50

Roundtable 2

#201

A Vision : 2020 and Beyond

This roundtable will address future possibilities for work and life in 2020 and beyond.
Building on the legacy of the past and weaving in aspirations for the future, Society 5.0 will be the fifth big step in the evolution of human society.
Topics include diversity and inclusion, how we work and live, and societal innovation, as well as how we can learn and use AI for the betterment of our lives.

Rui Matsukawa

Member of the House of Councilors
Liberal Democratic Party

Susana Balbo

Founder, Susana Balbo Wines
Chair, W20 Argentina

Lori Henderson
MBE(F)

Executive Director
British Chamber of Commerce in Japan

#202

Working abroad. Working with other cultures.

What tips and teachings do you need to be a successful global worker? What tips will help an organization to manage diverse ethnicities? The panelists will offer management skills, work processes, evaluation tips, and basic ground rules as they share and discuss their actual experiences.

Reiko Abe, Ph.D.

President Director, Oriental Consultants Global Pvt. Ltd.

Yosuke Yagi

Representative Director - People first Ltd.
Director, Member of Board - ICMG Co., Ltd.
Chairman and Representative Director - - IWNC Co., Ltd.

Miwa Kato(F)

Asia Pacific Regional Director, UNWOMEN
to be Director, Division for Operations, UNODC Vienna

#203

Is a Diverse Organization stronger?

Masato Arisawa

Managing Executive Officer
Chief Human Resource Officer (CHO)
KAGOME CO., LTD.

Chiharu Takakura

Corporate Fellow, General Manager, Global Human Resources Dept.
Ajinomoto Co., INC.

Yoko Takeda

Chief Economist
General Manager, Research Center for Policy and Economy, Mitsubishi Research Institute

Kaori Sasaki(F)

Founder & CEO, ewoman, Inc.
Founder & CEO, UNICUL International, Inc. Founder & Chair, International Conference for Women in Business

#204

Life with Fintech

ファイナンス(Finance)とテクノロジー(Technology)が合体してできた造、Fintech。このフィンテックがある生活は、どんな風に変わるのか。電子マネー、キャッシュレスな世界で、モバイル決済、クラウド家計簿、デジタルウォレット・・・と様々な視点で個人の生活、会社経営などを学び、考えます。

Yuri Okina

Chairperson of the Institute,
The Japan Research Omstotute,Ltd.

Kazuhisa Shibayama

Founder & CEO, WealthNavi Inc.

Asako Aoyama(F)

Executive Officer, Transformation Project Leader
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.

#205

So, you aim to be a manager!

Hideko Shintani

Chief Healthcare Officer (CHO)
Human Resources and General Affairs Group
Calbee,Inc.

Yoshimi Kobe

Chief of a Section
Rental Housing Construction Division Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd.

Aya Ito(F)

Partner, Sustainability Promotion Dept.
Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd.
Executive Partner, SDGs・ESG Promotion Section
Incubation Dept., Gakken Innovation Co., Ltd.

Net Working Party

18:00

Introduction

Kaori Sasaki

Founder & CEO, ewoman, Inc.
Founder & CEO, UNICUL International, Inc.
Founder & Chair, International Conference for Women in Business

18:05

Special Live Chihiro Watanabe

Chihiro Watanabe

Musician, age 14

20:00

Finish

  • (F) refers to the facilitator.
  • Negotiations are ongoing for additional speakers. Check the website for further announcements.
  • Speakers/instructors are subject to change ,cancel or addition without notice.
  • Interpretation: Speeches in the main hall will be simultaneously interpreted. Interpretation will not be available for round table meetings and the party.

The 23rdInternational Conference for Women in Business