Past Events

AWF President, Laura Younger with guest speaker Beth A. Brooke, Global Vice Chair - Public Policy at Ernst & Young

AWF President Emeritus, Laura Younger with guest speaker Beth A. Brooke, Global Vice Chair – Public Policy at Ernst & Young, at a 2013 event

In our 15+ year history, AWF has held numerous events (too many to list, in fact).

However, in order to give you an idea of the range of events and speakers we offer, here is a list of some of our speakers from the past few years:

2015 (click on orange title below to see flyer)

February
Leadership, Globality and Managing Your Career with Anne Clarke Wolff, Managing Director and Head of Global Corporate Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

March
Sailing Through Career Challenges with Ms. Izumi Kobayashi, Director, ANA Holdings Inc. ; Director, Suntory holdings, LTF; Director, Mitsui & Co. Ltd.

May
Panel Discussion: The Journey so far: Career Paths for Women in Finance in Japan moderated by Hidehiro Imatsu with panelists Hiroko Adachi, Noriko Kawamura, Etsuko Kobayashi and Akiko Koda (all members from Goldman Sachs)

June
“Steps for Success” with Ms. Karyn Twaronite: Ernst & Young Partner and Global Diversity & Inclusiveness Officer

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2014

Feburary
Social Media: Transforming the Way Professionals and Businesses Work with Garrell Malacad, Global Account Director, LinkedIn Talent Solutions at LinkedIn Japan Co., Ltd

March
International Women’s Day Event with our special guest speaker Ana Duarte McCarthy Managing Director & Chief Diversity Officer, Citigroup

June
Mindset as a Global Citizen: “A Perspective from the Leadership of the International Organization Community” with Ms. Yumiko Murakami, Head, OECD Tokyo Mr. Ganeshan Wignaraja, Director of Research of Asia Development Bank Institute Mr. Tsutomu Okubo, Member of the House of Councillors in the Diet Ms. Yuko Kinoshita, Deputy Head, IMF Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

 July
Digital Marketing–Connecting the dots with Fujiyo Ishiguro, President & CEO of Netyear Group Corporation

September
Special Workshop: Unleash Your Inner Diamond with Mr. Jack Nicklin Globus Consulting

October
Abenomics Progress Update with Ms. Junko Nishioka, Head of Research Japan, RBS Securities Japan Limited

November
How to convince your boss that you deserve a raise, and other strategies for success in a competitive workplace with Tim Latimore Country Executive for Japan, Bank of America Group President and Representative Director of Merrill Lynch Japan Securities Co., Ltd. Co-Branch Manager of Bank of America, N.A. Tokyo Branch

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2013 Events

February
2013 Kickoff Event
with Beth A. Brooke, Global Vice Chair – Public Policy at Ernst & Young

March
What I Wish I Knew Then... with Patricia A. David, Managing Director, Global Head of Diversity, JP Morgan Chase

April
Connecting the World with Twenty Yen with Masa Kogure, Founder and Executive Director, TABLE FOR TWO International

June
Panel Discussion: The Role of Women in “Abenomics” Moderated by William Pesek, Tokyo-based economics, business, markets, and politics columnist for Bloomberg News

September
Extraordinary times, extraordinary measures- A view from Japan with Charles Beazley CEO, Nikko AM

October
Leadership for the 21st Century- What’s New? with Yoko Ishikura Professor, Keio University Graduate School of Media Design

December
Find Your Passion with Jason Kendy Head of Corporate Communications and Marketing at UBS Securities Japan Co., Ltd.

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2012 Events

February
Are We Turning Japanese? with Peter Tasker, founding partner of Arcus Investments,an investment company specialising in Japanese securities. To find out more about Peter Tasker, please visit http://www.petertasker.asia/

Also in February:
AWF Mentor dinner: The ABCs of Challenge with Sarah Outen, British Adventurer and Author

March
Senior Leadership in the 21st Century with Kim Davis, Managing Director, Global Philanthropy and President of the JPMorgan Chase FoundationApril
Marketing in Japan, some dos and dont’s with Melanie Brock, Regional Manager Japan, Meat and Livestock Association

May
AWF Mentor Dinner: New Shoes, Tiny Steps with Akimi Takemura, President & CEO American Nippon Travel Agency, Japan American Express Business Travel

June
HR Perspectives, a panel discussion with four female heads of HR at financial institutions in Japan

August
AWF Mentor Dinner: 石の上にも三年 with Amy Nishida, Managing Director and COO of Investment Banking at Citigroup Global Markets Japan Inc

September
Living a Global Life; Managing a Global Career with Peter Eliot, President & CEO of Citigroup Japan Holdings

October
IT Panel Discussion: A Conversation with Female IT Leaders moderated by Sally Dwyer, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, with panelists Nagisa Inoue (Goldman Sachs), Ayako Takemoto (Cisco), Takako Nishio (Nomura), and Xinmei Cai (Google)

November
Managing a Changing Consumer with Monika Merz, President, Toys “R” Us, Asia Pacific

December
AWF Mentor Dinner/Bonenkai: Goal-Setting at a Higher Level: A Mentor’s Advice with Royanne Doi, International Counsel for Prudential Holdings of Japan, Inc.

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2011 Events:

February
Jesse Bhattal, President and Chief Operating Officer, Nomura Wholesale DivisionApril
David Hatt, Regional CEO and Chief Country Officer, Deutsche Bank Group JapanJune
Speed Networking
, facilitated by Suzanne Price, AWF Board MemberAugust
Managing Your Career Ladder with Akimi Takemura, President & CEO, American Express Travel; Moira Lynam, Managing Director & Head of Human Resources, Citi; and Royanne Doi, Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, The Prudential Life Insurance Company, Ltd

September
The Importance of Women in Leadership Positions with Laura Liswood, Senior Advisor to Global Leadership and Diversity, Goldman Sachs

October
21st Century Career Management with Chris Harvey, President and CEO of JP Morgan Securities Japan / Tokyo Branch Manager JP Morgan Chase Bank

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2010 Events:February

Takumi Shibata, Deputy President & COO of Nomura: Nomura’s Global Ambition
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Mentor Dinner with Janari Tonoike, JPMorgan Securities, Japan Co., Ltd.

March
Beth Brooke from Ernst&Young and
Mary Byron from Goldman Sachs
with Royanne Doi moderating: “Investing in Women to Drive Economic Growth”

April
Arlene Blum
“Climbing Your Own Everests: Leadership, Vision, and Problem Solving”

May
Jesper Koll
Head of Japanese Equity Research at JP Morgan Securities Japan Co. Ltd
“All is not lost for the Japanese Economy: An Economic Summary and Outlook”

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2009 Events:

January
Panel Discussion with Richard Jerram, Reiko Hayashi, Tony Sorrenti, Brian Mccappin
Outlook for Finance in Japan in 2009

February
Akiko Yamahara
Members-Only Mentor Dinner

March
Hiroko Tatebe
Members-only Mentor Dinner

Avivah Wittenberg-Cox & Alison Maitland:
Panel Discussion to accompany the book launch for: “Why Women Mean Business”

April
Elizabeth Handover Workshop: Are you as effective as you believe? What is your “blind spot” in your workplace?

May
Planned speaker Wan Ling Martello from Wal-Mart International
**Event Cancelled due to H1N1 Travel Restrictions***

June
Rumiko Hasegawa
Leadership and Motivation Secrets from Goldman Sachs

July
Summer Break
No AWF Events

August
Summer Networking Party at Mario i Sentieri in Nishi Azabu
(with Italian Cooking secrets from Chef Mario Frittoli)

September
Chad Stewart
Conscious Growth: Increasing Effectiveness and Life Quality by Balancing and Energizing Self

October
Eileen Taylor
From Front to Back to a Champion of Diversity: Eileen Taylor’s Journey at Deutsche Bank

November
The Legacies of Women Forum
A panel event with Irene Natividad, Sakie Fukushima, Merle Aiko Okawara, and Yukiko Ogasawara

December
AWF Mentor Dinner with Emi Ueji from Morgan Stanley

 

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