Women in Leadership


A Regional Women in Leadership series luncheon held in Washington, DC in December, 2016


USJC continues to focus on women's leadership. Several events and programs focus on creating opportunities for active discourse and stronger networks, inspiring women and men of all generations. 

Regional Women in Leadership Networking

The Regional Women in Leadership series is a program generously supported by the Embassy of Japan. USJC members organize and attend panels, events and luncheons in their respective regions to network and discuss topics focused on women's leadership, including women entrepreneurs, leadership among millennial women, working with disabilities, challenging biases, balancing careers and families, and the importance of strong mentorships. 

TOMODACHI MetLife Women's Leadership Program 

The TOMODACHI MetLife Women’s Leadership Program (TMWLP) is a 10-month mentorship program that encourages networking among Japanese university students and mid-career professional women. In the 2015-2016 year, a total of 92 mentors and mentees were selected from Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, and Naha, and participated in five leadership sessions.

In April 2016 as a part of the program, mentees from Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, and Naha were invited to visit Washington, DC and New York City to meet with business leaders, government officials, and nonprofit leaders.