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Empowerment of Women in the U.S and Japan

  • Wednesday, September 21, 2016
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Bellevue City Hall Council Chamber & Concourse (450 110th AVE NE)


  • Admission and networking reception.
    JASSW/JBA/UW members. Check to see if your company is a JASSW corporate member at
  • Admission and networking reception.
  • For media professionals and special guests invited by JASSW, JBA, or other affiliated organizations.
  • Feature your logo on all promotional materials and waive registration fees for three total attendees.
  • Feature your logo on all event materials and set up a table at the event to promote your business! Waive registration fees for three total attendees.

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JASSW/JBA Business Roundtable

Empowerment of Women in the U.S and Japan

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Become a member to waive registration for this event and pay member prices for subsequent JASSW events for a year! See below for more information.

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Join our speakers at Bellevue City Hall for a very important discussion on how we can empower women in the workforce. Five guest speakers discuss what you can do to promote gender quality at your workplace and what is being done now in Seattle and Japan. 

You can even voice your own opinions during the Q&A session or network with the speakers and other guests during the post-program reception. Childcare is also available.

The second in the series, this keynote and panel will provide another look at this issue. The promotion of the role of women is a significant policy priority for both the U.S. and Japan. Both countries are committed to furthering gender equality in the workplace and women's full participation in our societies by working together in various platforms. A panel discussion will cover the link between female participation in the workforce and the impact on the overall economic growth in Washington State and beyond as well as the changes in corporate culture to further ensuring women play more active roles to strengthen the economy. 

Worried about your kids? Complimentary childcare is available for attendees at International Learning Academy! You can drop off children at the Academy just 5 minutes away from this event. (11512 NE 19th St, Bellevue, WA 98004)

Thank you to our sponsors!


Be a Sponsor

Our sponsorship packages are $200 for three complimentary attendees and $500 for three complimentary attendees and a table at the event for business promotion. All sponsors are featured on event materials. Because of the universality of the topic, this event attracts a wider audience than usual. This is a great chance to promote your business!

Member Price: $25.00

Non-Member Price: $35.00

Student Member Price: $15.00

Non-member Student Price: $20.00

Sponsor: $200

Table Sponsor: $500

New member: $0

Become a member!

Sign up for a one-year individual membership ($60) or higher to get into this event for free and pay member prices for all JASSW events for a year. See more member benefits here! Email Elizabeth Lee at to sign up.


Royanne Doi

Corporate Chief Ethics Officer

Prudential Financial, Inc.

Board member of the U.S.-Japan Council 



Jill Nishi


Office of the President and Chief of Staff

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


  Margaret Arakawa

  General Manager, Windows and Devices 


  Microsoft Corporation

Tisa Jackson

Head of Global Diversity & Inclusion Practice Management

Microsoft Corporation

  Nobuyuki Odagiri

  Executive Vice President

  Toray Composites (America), Inc. 

  Board of Director of Japan Business       Association of Seattle


*This is an official side event for MOFA's World Assembly for Women Shine Weeks 2016*

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