Japanese American women discuss ways to break through, advance in Silicon Valley

Japanese-American women workers in Silicon Valley will discuss innovative strategies to improve the inclusion and advancement of women in technology companies at a conference next week hosted by the U.S.-Japan Council.

The Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit educational group, which works to strengthen relations between the two countries, will have its annual conference in Santa Clara on Monday and Tuesday.

Among the various panels on collaboration and investments between Japan and the United States are panels about improving opportunities for women in the workplace and politics. Former Palo Alto Mayor Yoriko Kishimoto, the city’s first Asian mayor, will be part of the latter panel.

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