Women’s Empowerment Seminar

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Women: Stop dreaming – start acting!
Empowering women to take charge of their lives!
Happy woman feels that her life is meaningful when it comes to her family situation, her work, her leisure time and above all, herself! Happy women are happy at home, happy at work and happy with their friends. The happiness is then spread within the circle of one’s friends, family members, co-workers, companies and finally in the society. But how can women be empowered?
The Finnish Institute in Japan organizes an international conference about Women’s empowerment with prominent speakers for example members of academia, entrepreneurs and innovators from Japan and Finland share their story! Come and join and be empowered!

December 3th, 2020, at 10:00-20:00PM (Including Reception)

9:45 We will open the gate and the doors to the Metsä Pavilion
9:55  We will open the Zoom for our speakers from Finland and to check that everything is in order.
10:00 Opening words by Anna-Maria Wiljanen, Director of FIJ
10:30 Keynote speech by Chancellor Mariko Bando, Chancellor, Showa Women’s University
“We must create a new type of leadership; a leader who will support, share with, and be dedicated to others for a sustainable society”
11:30 Lunch (bento boxes will be served all the speakers and the audience at the Metsä Pavilion)
12:15 Discussion about women’s empowerment by Hiroko Sakomura, S2 Corporation Ltd, and Anna-Maria Wiljanen
13:15 Speech by Arisa Ido
14:15 Speech by Moriko Hori, President of Women’s Federation for World Peace, Japan
15:15 Coffee break
15:45 Speech by Daniela Yrjö-Koskinen, Managing Director and Owner, Novita Oy
16:45 Speech by Anna-Maria Wiljanen, Director of the Finnish Institute in Japan
17:45 Speech by Tamako Takamatsu
18:45 Closing remarks by Anna-Maria Wiljanen
18:50 Network reception starts
20:00 Doors close

Face-to-face participation at Metsä Pavilion (Address: 3-5-39 Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo) *max. 50 attendees, online participation in Zoom.