Feb 7, Women in Leadership: Inspiring Stories of Success Across Sectors

by Lynn Moyers on December 20, 2018

Join us as we continue our discussion on the roles and opportunities for women in the workplace in both the USA and in Japan; and support the discussion and education on women’s empowerment in today’s society.

Three prominent women leaders – the first working in Tokyo, Japan, the second from Washington DC, and the third in our own community, share their insights into the current status, priorities and challenges across business sectors of women’s equality in the workplace. Learn how we can change as individuals, as organizations, and as a community, to create a more equal, and more successful society for all.

Junko Tsuda, Tokyo, Japan

Prior to her current role as Executive Director, US-Japan Council Tokyo, Junko worked in communications and HR at companies in Japan including Walt Disney, Cartier, Hilton International, ING Life Insurance and GE, leading initiatives on women’s career advancement.

Karen Narasaki, Washington DC

Appointed by President Obama in 2014 as Commissioner, US Commission on Civil Rights, Karen is a national authority on civil rights, census, media diversity, immigrant rights, and race relations. She has focused on equal rights of women across a broad range of business and government sectors,  and named several times by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the 100 most powerful women in the nation’s capital.

Special 3rd Guest, local leader – to be confirmed

Mari Watanabe, Executive Director, Partners in Diversity, Portland Business Alliance

An expert in diversity issues in the world of business and the non-profit sector, Mari will moderate the discussion among our panelists.

Members $30, Non-Members $35

11:30am – 1:30pm, Thursday February 7th, 2019
The Atrium @ Hilton downtown Portland, 921 SW 6th Avenue

Event Program (all times approx.)
11:20-11:50am Event Check In
11:50am Welcome, Lunch served
12-1pm Program
1-1:30pm Audience Q&A
1:30pm Close

Registration includes delicious chicken or vegetarian lunch and special sweet treat dessert.

Download our event flyer here.

Sponsorship packages available. Download the information here.

This event is JASO’s 2019 Japan Update, hosted by the Women’s Leadership Council, and made possible by:


Current event sponsors include:

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