Nissan Seminar: How to swim in a thousand waves: female employment experiences from the front line

Date

Thu, 15/02/2018 -
14:00 to 15:30
Pavilion Room, 4th Floor, Gateway Building, St. Antony's College, Oxford

Convenor

Professors Hugh Whittaker and Takehiko Kariya

Speaker(s)

Ms Sumiko Ito, President of Arcadia Capital, Inc., USA and Board Member of FUTI (Friends of UTokyo, Inc.)

Further Information

Sumiko Ito’s extraordinary early career – as one of the first female officials at the Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare and subsequently in consulting and investment banking in the United States – was written up as a well-known Harvard Business School case study in 1993 because of what it said about the opportunities for women in Japan and Japanese women outside Japan between the mid-1970s and early-1990s. In this talk, Ito-san extends her account until the present day and discusses employment opportunities for Japanese women today.