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Women's Leadership Forum & Networking Luncheon

    Bringing together corporate, political, philanthropic, governmental and non-profit sector leaders to champion more active roles for women in decision-making at all levels of society. 

The Eighth Annual 

Women’s Leadership Forum & Networking Luncheon

Economic Equality and Empowerment

Women Aspiring and Building Financial Success

JAST’s Eighth Annual Women’s Leadership Forum & Networking Luncheon was held in-person on Thursday, October 20, 2022,  at the Frist Art Museum in Nashville.

It was an inspiring event devoted to the importance of women’s financial equality and empowerment. Kate Burke offered remarks on this topic, especially how economic empowerment for women benefits communities and allows individuals to prosper and succeed. Following her remarks, Ms. Burke was joined by Maki Futami, Eko Ishii, and Yurina Yoshikawa for a panel discussion, sharing their personal and professional knowledge, growth, and experiences as successful Japanese women living in the US.

In addition to a catered luncheon featuring delectable Japanese inspired cuisine, participants enjoyed a guided group tour of Weaving Splendor: Treasures of Asian Textiles, an exhibition featuring rarely seen Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Persian, and Turkish textiles drawn from the renowned collection of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. A special memento of the occasion was presented to each participant.

With many thanks to our generous sponsors

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JAST's Women's Leadership Forum brings into focus the critical need to invest in the advancement of women everywhere, but specifically in the U.S. and Japan. By advancing social and economic equality, women from all walks of life
stand to benefit from participating in societies free from gender bias. In turn, both the U.S. and Japan stand to reap rewards aplenty in the form of future jobs growth, economic and political stability, and inclusive prosperity.

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