Rencontre exceptionnelle le 24 Avril : « When Japanese Women Take the boardrooms » Soirée exceptionnelle en partenariat avec la CCIFJ!

When Japanese Women Take the Boardrooms

Thursday, April 24th  2014, Institut Francais, Tokyo


Programme (pdf) : April 24th event


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What will it take for professional women to succeed in Japan and how Corporate and Public policies can contribute effectively to closing the gender gap ? You will hear from our speakers and round table about leadership and best practices in current political context in Japan.

In partnership with the CCIFJ and with the kind support of Institut français du Japon.



18:30 : Welcome and registration


19:00 : Guest Speakers introduction

Georges Desvaux (Managing Partner, McKinsey Japan) will provide us with a perspective about the situation of women in Japanese companies.

Kuni Sato (Press Secretary, Japan Foreign Office), will share her experience as civil servant currently Director General for Press and Public Diplomacy.

Kaori Sasaki (CEO of eWoman, board member of WIB) will explain what it takes to become a leader in Corporate Japan.

Introduced by Virginie Croiset, Chairman of Femmes Actives Japon


19:30 : Round table 

Stakeholders from Corporate Japan will discuss diversity and best practices in today's Japan economy.

Alison Sibree, Vice President, Human ressources, Asia Pacific Japan, Oracle

Makiko Fukui, Founder and President of Harmony Residense Inc, Recruitment agency

Mie Kurosaka, Executive Officer & General Manager, Corporate and Social Responsability Department, Rakuten

Sumiko Kobayashi, CEO, Clarins

Seiko Nakamura, General Manager for Administration and Finance, member of the Executive Committee, Ipsen

Moderated by Regis Arnaud, Chief Editor of France Japon Eco, magazine of the CCIFJ


20:30 : Networking buffet


Guest speakers


Kaori Sasaki established UNICUL International, Inc., a communication consultancy in 1987 and eWoman Inc., an influential think tank and consultancy that provides marketing, product development, and training to major corporations in 2000. She also serves on several corporate boards and on councils of various Ministries.

Kuni Sato joined the Foreign Office in 198, and has dealt with issues in international laws and international economic affairs.

Georges Desvaux, managing partner at McKinsey Japan, will share with us some of the insights of Mc Kinsey annual survey Women Matters, an Asian perspective 2013.




Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Institut français du Japon, Tokyo

Conference from 19:00 to 20:30, followed by a networking buffet until 21:30 at La Brasserie de l'Institut

4,500 Yens/pers


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