Approximate 70 guests gathered at Deutsche Bank Group’s Sanno Park Tower office in Tokyo to discuss the critical role that men have to play in creating the inclusive Japanese workplace of the future.

Leading the event was the recurring theme that too often men remain an untapped resource in gender initiatives, although they are an essential part of the solution. Catalyst research shows that the more men are aware of gender inequalities, and the more they are engaged and motivated to take intentional action, the more likely they are to lead efforts to close the gender gap. The event set the stage to explore these findings and surface the experiences of attendees.

After welcoming remarks from Tsukiko Tsukahara, Vice President, Catalyst Japan, and Makoto Kuwahara, Chief Country Officer for Deutsche Bank Group in Japan, guests heard a compelling presentation from Michael J. Chamberlain, Vice President, Global Marketing, Catalyst. Several group breakout sessions then followed the presentation. 

Catalyst Japan will continue to focus on men as solutions, among other critical diversity and inclusion topics such as unconscious bias and unwritten rules. Future events will not only include events targeted for line managers but also for CEOs and the Millennial generation.

We would like to thank Deutsche Bank Group for generously hosting this event.

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