Japan America Society of Southern California

   Building Japan-America Relationships Since 1909

6th Annual Conference

From Locker Room to C-Suite


      For speakers and moderator bios, please click here. 

Increasing evidence shows that playing sports can transfer into your professional career, helping you become a better and more influential leader.

Playing sports is often considered a male thing, but the expectation that sports can help your career holds for women as well as men. In a 2014 report of women executives by Ernst and Young (EY) Women Athletes Business Network and espnW, 74% said a background in sport can help accelerate a woman’s career.  In another report, they found an overwhelming correlation between athletic and business success; 94% of women in the C-suite played sports and 80% of female Fortune executives played competitive sports.

Against the backdrop of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, this year’s conference will address the character traits and attributes that are common among great athletes and business leaders.  The speakers will highlight leadership qualities that are both effective on and off the field, and share skills learned in athletics that have a direct workplace crossover.

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Register to Attend

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Thursday, November 7, 2019
2:00-2:30pm  Registration
2:30-5:30pm  Program
5:30-6:30pm  Networking Reception

InterContinental Los Angeles Century City at Beverly Hills
2151 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067
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About Women's Leadership Counts Initiative

In 2014, the Japan America Society of Southern California's Women's Leadership Counts Initiative (WLCI) was created as a first-of-its-kind initiative to provide a platform for women in business on both sides of the Pacific to engage in professional and leadership development. 

Together with our partner organizations, business executives and community leaders, the WLCI will create a network that inspires action and moves the needle on women's leadership.

WLCI's Mission Statement:

To provide an inclusive and diverse platform for women in business to engage in professional and global leadership development

Who Should Attend

Current and future corporate, business, academic, non-profit and entrepreneurial women and men leaders who value the U.S-Japan collaboration and wish to expand their networks.

Why You Should Attend

  • LEARN from global leaders - Understanding the culture of the parent company, management, or client from Japan or overseas is key to having a successful career
  • DISCOVER your potential - Build leadership and management skills and navigate through unique corporate culture in a professional environment
  • INVEST in yourself – Exchange ideas as well as challenges you are facing with peers and mentors, and learn tactics to advance your career
  • BUILD your professional network – Meet a diverse group of women and men representing a wide variety of industries


$70 Members   

$80 Guests of Members

$90 Non-Members
$110 Admission plus new 1 year Individual JASSC Membership ($75 value!)

For attractive sponsorship opportunities, contact Douglas Erber at erber@jas-socal.org or call 310-965-9050, ext 107.

2019 Sponsors





InterContinental Los Angeles Century City - 2151 Avenue of the Stars, California 90067

Sanders Charitable Fund


American Honda Motor Co., Inc. 


Hitachi, Ltd. 

Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc. 

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP 

Hiroyo Nonoyama and Henry Ota

Wells Fargo Bank 


Glen Hamakawa

Yamaha Corporation of America


Asian American Professionals Association      National Association of Women Business Owners Los Angeles

FEW (For Empowering Women), Japan          Women in Cable Telecommunications

Koyamada International Foundation              Century City Chamber of Commerce

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