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7th Annual Women's Leadership Counts VIRTUAL Conference - “Activating Your Kaizen Mindset"

  • Thursday, November 05, 2020
  • 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Virtual Conference


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The Japan America Society of Southern California Presents

7th Annual Women's Leadership Counts VIRTUAL Conference

Activating Your Kaizen Mindset

From the Japanese words of “kai-” meaning change, and “-zen” meaning good, kaizen has been widely utilized in corporate settings for the past +70 years as a systematic approach towards on-going, business improvements. However, this simple concept can also be applied to leadership and our everyday lives, enabling us to achieve & view transformative change as the continuous process of gradual, incremental improvements.  Kaizen, therefore, is not just a tool and technique for obtaining successful results - it is a mindset-change. Strategic leaders, both women and men, must adopt the kaizen-way of thinking and doing, in order to survive, thrive, and facilitate meaningful, positive changes in this era’s new “norm.”  Gain insights into your strengths, be inspired by the experiences of others, and activate your Kaizen Mindset to maximize your professional and personal growth.

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020 (U.S. Time) / Friday, Nov. 6, 2020 (Japan Time)*

3:00-5:00pm (PDT) / 8:00-10:00am (JST)  Main Program5:00-5:30pm (PDT) / 10:00-10:30am (JST)  Virtual Networking

*This is a virtual conference which will utilize a digital conference system

Admission to Virtual WLC Conference 2020

JASSC Members & Cooperating Organization Members - $50

Non-Members - $75

New Member Bundle - $125

Admission plus new 1 year Individual JASSC Membership ($75 value!)

Students - FREE w/Valid Student I.D.

"Activating your Kaizen Mindset Webinars"

Free Admission

In preparation for the very first virtual Women’s Leadership Counts Conference on November 5, the WLC committee will offer 2 free webinars in August and October featuring various topics and themes ranging from leadership development, mindset, diversity, inclusion and much more. Stay tuned for more details to come!

Webinar 1

"Surviving to Thriving Mindset in the Workplace and at Home"

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

4:00-5:00PM (PDT)

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Webinar 2

"Move the Needle on Gender Equity in the Workplace"

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

4:00-5:00PM (PDT)

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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 –

  1. 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.

  2. DISCOVER your potential – Build leadership and management skills and navigate through unique corporate culture in a professional environment.

  3. INVEST in yourself – Exchange ideas as well as challenges you are facing with peers and mentors, and learn tactics to advance your career. 

  4. BUILD your professional network – Meet a diverse group of women and men representing a wide variety of industries.

Sponsorship Opportunities & Benefits

For attractive sponsorship opportunities, please contact Joanna Metoki at metoki@jas-socal.org or call (310) 965-9050 ext 104.

Thank You to our 2020 Sponsors!












2020 Cooperating Organizations



The Nisei Week Foundation

Friend of the Women's Leadership Counts Conference

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