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Seminar: Gender Diversity in the Boardroom: Why it Matters and How to Increase it

Ogawa, Nagano

Why is gender diversity essential to corporate leadership? How can companies develop the board candidates and female executive talent that can lead the companies of the future? In this seminar, the...


Wed, Oct 3, 2012 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM EDT

TMI Associates, 23rd Floor, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower
6-10-1 Roppongi
Ogawa, Nagano 381-3301
JP

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Why is gender diversity essential to corporate leadership? How can companies develop the board candidates and female executive talent that can lead the companies of the future?

In this seminar, the managing partner of McKinsey & Company in Japan, Georges Desvaux, will present the principal findings of McKinsey’s famous series of research reports, “Why Women Matter”, including research regarding Asia and Japan. Mr. Desvaux is the very person who initiated and co-led this ground-breaking US$20 million project, co-authoring four reports that highlight the contribution of women to company performance and the levers that firms can activate to support and promote women leaders.

Next, Professor, governance expert, and outside board member Christina Ahmadjian of Hitotsubashi University’s Graduate School of Commerce and Management will explain in simple language the “behavioral science” benefits of board diversity – why it is that diversity makes for better governance and management -, and will summarize recent developments around the world on related topics such as diversity quotas, goals, and policies. Christina sits on the boards of Eisai and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

An active panel discussion will follow. Joining our panel will be TMI Associates partner Mitsuko Miyagawa, who is admitted to practice in both the U.S. and Japan, and also has significant experience as a board member in Japan, at S.T. Corporation and Unilever Japan; and Merle Aiko Okawara, who has held a number of corporate board seats, including at Parco and Kameda Seika, and is President of the first woman-held, JASDAQ-listed company in Japan, JC Comsa Corporation.

COST: JPY5,000 (JPY3,000 will be donated to BDTI).

Register: http://www.cccj.or.jp/en/event/gender-diversity-board-room-why-it-matters-and-how-increase-it

Anyone can sign up. Just go to the bottom of the above URL page, insert “1” or other number for “Quantity”, and press “Add to Cart”. After you enter your information, press " Continue to next step" and arrange for bank transfer or credit card payment. If you have any problems, please feel free to contact BDTI at info@bdti.or.jp .

The Board Director Training Institute of Japan (BDTI) is a non-profit association dedicated to improving corporate governance and related management processes in Japan. BDTI’s primary mission is to train directors, statutory auditors and senior executives regarding corporate governance and effective board practices. Women in Japan are more likely to be tapped for such positions if they can differentiate themselves by having obtained training and qualifications. In this manner, BDTI provides opportunities for women in Japan to increase their attractiveness for such promotions and board appointments.

In order to provide high-quality programs at reasonable cost, BDTI collaborates with top law firms, consultants and other experts, and has been certified as a “public interest” organization by the Japanese government.


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