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Japan America Society of Southern California
Building Japan-America Relationships Since 1909
6th Annual Conference
From Locker Room to C-Suite
Penny Toler Janelle Sasaki
Executive Vice President Director of EY Japan, Japan Area Leader
& General Manager EY Women’s Athletes Business Network
Los Angeles Sparks BIO
Additional Speakers will be announced soon.
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.
Sponsorship Opportunities & Benefits
Thursday, November 7, 2019
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
$60 Members $85 Non-Members
$115 Admission plus new 1 year $75 Individual JASSC Membership
For attractive sponsorship opportunities, contact Douglas Erber at email@example.com or call 310-965-9050 ext 107.
Sanders Charitable Fund
Asian American Professionals Association National Association of Women Business Owners Los Angeles
FEW (For Empowering Women), Japan Women in Cable Telecommunications
Koyamada International Foundation