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2012 JWLI Forum Program Format, Literature and Registration

Part 1: Leader's Dialogue

  • Yokohama: To learn from the career and social change experience from a dialogue between two women leader role-models, Atsuko Fish and Mayor Hayashi, who took initiative in their lives for bettering society as a women leader.
  • It will be an interview format led by BPW Ms. Hiramatsu. Mayor Hayashi will speak about "Communication", and Ms. Fish will speak about "The importance of having a vision."
  • Wakayama: Same as above, based on their experience and expertise, Ms. Fish and Ms. Patricia Dayton will have a dialogue regarding women's leadership in the social sector.  Interview format, led by BPW Ms. Hiramatsu.

Part 2: Keynote Presentation

By Mari Kuraishi, Founder and President of GlobalGiving

  • Introducing — a micro fundraising website that is highly valued not only in the US but in Europe as well, as a innovative, 21st century social business model.
  • A presentation by a active women leader who is the President and Founder of the new US non-profit organization.
  • Speaking about actual organizational systems and activities, from the foundation of GlobalGiving to the success today, the audience can learn the way of a successful NPO.
  • Advice to Japanese NPOs and messages to women leaders.

Part 3: Reports from women leaders and NPO representatives

  • Speeches by successful business women who solves social problems from a women's perspective. (Yokohama)
  • After reports about women's activities, achievements, and disaster relief activity presentations by local students and NPOs, there will be a discussion session coordinated by BPW Matsubara ED.

The 2012 Forums were held in

April 7th, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

The Center of Yokohama City Council of Social Welfare
4F Hall
Sakuragi cho 1-1 Naka-ku Yokohama City

April 8th, 13:30 - 16:15

Big AI Wakayama
12F Conference Room
Tehira cho 2-1-2 Wakayama City


Center for Gender in Organizations - Simmons School of Management
300 The Fenway - Boston, MA 02115

Phone: 617.521.3824


The JWLI Fellows Program is funded by
The Fish Family Foundation

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