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Read about last year's Catalyst Japan Solutions Summit.

Catalyst is pleased to invite you to the 2017 Solutions Summit. This year we are delighted to celebrate the winners of the Catalyst Distinction, our first regional recognition program to complement the coveted Catalyst Award.

  • Deutsche Bank Group
  • LIXIL Group Corporation
  • McDonald’s Company (Japan), Ltd.
  • Seiyu GK
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Join us at this unique opportunity to learn from the first organizations to be honored with the Catalyst Distinction for their work related to women’s advancement and diversity and inclusion achieved through workplace diversity and inclusion initiatives.

By learning from the opportunities and challenges these companies faced, you can become inspired with ideas for creating change in your own workplace. You will also have the chance to hear the experiences and advice of a panel of prominent speakers including:

  • Christophe Weber, President & CEO, Takeda Pharmaceutical Ltd.
  • Denise R. Rutherford, Ph.D., President, 3M Japan Limited
  • Keiko Takegawa, Director-General, Gender Equality Bureau, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
  • Deborah Gillis, President & CEO, Catalyst
  • Michiko Imai, Chief Editor, President Woman 

We hope to see you there!


Registration: 11:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

12:00 p.m. -12:10 p.m.
Opening Remarks and Introduction to Catalyst Japan

12:10 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Luncheon Panel

1:00 p.m. - 1:05 p.m.

1:05 p.m.-1:20 p.m.
Introduction to Catalyst Distinction
Laura Sabattini, PhD, Vice President, Research, and Chair, Catalyst Award Evaluation Committee
• The Catalyst Distinction in Japan
• Criteria and process

1:20 p.m.-2:55 p.m.
Catalyst Distinction Winner Presentations
• Deutsche Bank Group
• LIXIL Group Corporation
• McDonald’s Company (Japan) Ltd.
• Seiyu GK
• Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

2:55 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks

3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Networking Reception

The presentation and discussion will be in both English and Japanese with simultaneous translation.

For Inquiries

Joanna Harper:
[email protected]

Tsukiko Tsukahara
Catalyst Japan Vice President:
[email protected]

03 6859 8510 / 090 5401 3260

About Catalyst

Founded in 1962, Catalyst is the leading nonprofit organization accelerating progress for women through workplace inclusion. With operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, India, Australia, and Japan, and more than 800 supporting organizations, Catalyst is the trusted resource for research, information, and advice about women at work. Catalyst's Japan office opened in 2014, and it provides information and consulting services for companies and other organizations interested in promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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