Regional Women in Leadership Lunches - Various Cities

August 06, 2015 at 6pm - 9pm

Regional Women in Leadership Lunches - Various Cities

The lunch in Washington, DC included USJC President Irene Hirano Inouye (center) and Council Member Sach Takayasu (right)

With the support of the Embassy of Japan, USJC has launched a new series of networking events across ten locations in the United States, as part of its commitment to Women in Leadership. USJC Members convene a series of networking lunches to discuss women's leadership in the context of U.S.-Japan relations. These lunches provide a place to create conversations and foster people-to-people connections among diverse community and business leaders with shared interests.

The lunch in Los Angeles included Council Member Debra Nakatomi (right)

Lunches have taken place so far in eight cities, including Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, DC. Topics thus far have included Womenomics and Japan's initiatives for supporting women leaders, achieving gender equality in the workplace and as countries, and best practices that can be shared between Japan and the United States. The program is run by Members and invites leaders, including officials at local Japanese consulates, who support U.S.-Japan relations and women's leadership. 

A scene from the lunch in Los Angeles