Japan WINConference 2016

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 Japan WINConference 

The conference, increasingly, Asian is held in Tokyo each spring and is open to leaders worldwide. With the unique WIN touch; world-class plenaries, workshops & networking and where beauty, collaboration, creativity and quality shine through like nowhere else, we expand possibilities for all. Japan is near a tipping point when it comes to women, work-life balance and diversity and inclusion in the workplace. WIN has organized 5 conferences in Japan. This year had an increased presence of participants from nearby Asian countries and the event is gaining in presence in the entire region. It is an important time to connect with dynamic women and men conscious of these issues. It is important to connect as our authentic selves in a global setting and in cooperation. The overall vision is to develop, promote, inspire and model a feminine, global and authentic leader. And to remember that each and every one of us holds tremendous power that is exponentially grown when linked together with others. It is in the spirit of collaboration and global understanding that we meet to look at how to shape the future by taking the next step, a future that will benefit all.

Previous Japan Conference Speakers

·      Kristin Engvig, Founder and Director, Women’s International Networking 

·      Umran Beba, President, PepsiCo Asia Pacific Region 

·      Akira Matsumoto, Chairman of the board & CEO, Calbee, Inc. 

·      Masako Mori, member of the House of Councillors 

·      Seiko Noda, Member of the House of Representatives 

·      Yuriko Koike, Member, the House of Representatives Former Minister of the Environment, Former Minister of Defence 

·      Fumiko Hayashi, Mayor of Yokohama 

·      Jesper Koll, Head of Japan Equity Research and Chief Japan Strategist, JP Morgan Securities Japan 

·      Leanne Cutts, President, Asia Pacific, Gum, Candy and Powdered Beverages, Mondelez International, Inc 

·      Merle Aiko Okawara, Chairman, JC Comsa Corporation 

·      Peter List, President & CEO, IKEA Japan K.K. 

·      Hiroko Koide, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing, Newell Rubbermaid/External Board Director, Kirin Company Ltd 

·      Rui Matsukawa, Director of Gender Mainstreaming Division, Foreign Policy Bureau, Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs 

·      Sayaka Osakabe, Founder and Representative, Matahara Net 

·      Georges Desvaux, Managing Partner, Japan Office, McKinsey & Company Inc 

·      Miyuki Suzuki, Representative Director and CEO, Jetstar Japan 

·      Yuko Arimori, Former Olympic Medallist Marathon Runner, Founder and NPO Heart of Gold 

·      Tiziana Alamprese, Marketing Director, Fiat Chrysler Japan 

·      Kathy Matsui, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs Japan co, Ltd 

·      Yuka Tanimoto, Journalist/Newscaster 

·      Yoshimi Ogawa, President, Index Corporation 

·      Mika Masuyama, Partner, Egon Zehnder International 

·      Vicki Beyer, Executive Director, Legal and Compliance Division, Morgan Stanley 

·      Junko Tsuboi, General Manager of CSR Management & Corporate Communications Department, Kirin Holdings 

·      Yuka Mitshuata, President, Mo-house 

·      Helena Phua, Executive Vice President, Asia Pacific, International New York Times 

·      Gerald Lema, President Baxter Japan 

·      Elizabeth Handover, Asia Partner & Faculty Member, Lumina Learning 

·      and many others….


The WINConference

Women are initiating, leading and creating the future of initiatives and organisations across different fields, industries, companies, communities and nations. The WINConference gives you the inspiration, knowledge, practical tools and contacts for you to succeed and prepare for the future! 

We address: Emerging global trends and the current Japanese work environment. The opportunities that lie ahead for women, as well as for the men championing a more balanced business environment. What the companies leading the way are doing to embrace women in business and how are they creating diverse and inclusive environments. How women in a more feminine way are impacting business models and bottom lines. Women whose careers stand out and discover how their courage, perseverance and feminine touch have helped them move ahead and even pave the way for others. How to navigate in a constantly changing environment externally as well as internally. The interdependence of self, family, community and work and learn how to integrate and find your unique work-life balance. How to enjoy time and space to value or re-evaluate your career to date.


Why an increasing Asia focus

With 40% of the attendance being non-Japanese at the 2014 Japan WINConference (coming from; Korea, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia, India, Thailand and other Asian countries, we believe that in the future this conference will be increasingly Asian.


2016 Tokyo WINConference Sponsors


WIN, c/o CBC-L Rue du Simplon 37, 1006 Lausanne, Switzerland | Phone: +41 21 612 03 54 | Fax:  +41 21 612 03 51 | Email: info@winconference.net
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