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Breaking the Mold: Finding New Beginnings at Any Age

Join us as Cynthia Usui shares her career journey and her mission of empowering women in Japan to find new beginnings by reinventing yourself at any stage of life

Thursday June 14th / 19:00 - 22:00 / Members ¥2000 (Associates ¥1500) / Guests (Women only) ¥5000 / Students and Interns (Women only) ¥3000

The Japanese economy is under increasing pressure with labor shortages, low birthrates and a fast-aging society. In light of this, there has been a big push to get more women to join the workforce. While one of the original objectives of Japan’s “Womenomics” strategy was to raise the proportion of women in management, a goal which focuses on women already within the paid labor force in career-track positions, what actions are being taken to support other women in part-time jobs, irregular employment contracts, entrepreneurial private sector or NGO pursuits or those who have chosen to not work and stay at home and raise a family?

Cynthia Usui_Profile PhotoBased on her own life experience and unconventional career path from full-time housewife to hospitality industry executive and corporate thought-leader, our June monthly meeting guest speaker Cynthia Usui, author of 専業主婦が就職するまでにやっておくべき8つのこと (Eight things Full-Time Housewives Should Do Before Entering the Workforce) and Head of Hospitality, Tokyo 2020 Olympics, The Coca-Cola Company, will share with us why she has made it her mission to empower women over 50 in Japan to find new beginnings by entering the paid workforce and kick starting rewarding careers later in life.

Join us to find our more about Cynthia’s efforts to enact a paradigm shift within Japanese society. Cynthia promotes empowering housewives and mothers to develop confidence in the various skills and leadership capabilities they have acquired through mothering, household management and community service while at the same time challenging the informal norms and unconscious bias against elder women, fostering an appreciation for the multi-tasking and communication skills that come of women’s unpaid roles within society. Cynthia also emphasizes raising awareness among employers on new opportunities to capitalize on the people skills and other transferable talents that experienced mothers can leverage to the benefit of companies.

Regardless of whether you yourself are a mother or full-time housewife, the evening will offer you a chance to learn strategies for overcoming obstacles women of various backgrounds and experiences face in the paid economy due to age, life cycle, caregiving roles and/or gaps in their resume, acquire tips for reinventing yourself at any stage of your life, and gain insights into how HR managers or small business owners in Japan can harness this talent pool by revisiting assumptions and definitions of talent, expertise, and what constitutes a <normal> career-path.

(Price includes salad/finger food buffet and soft drinks/wine)


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Event Details

Name
Breaking the Mold: Finding New Beginnings at Any Age
Date
Thursday June 14th
Time
19:00 - 22:00
Cost
Members ¥2000 (Associates ¥1500) / Guests (Women only) ¥5000 / Students and Interns (Women only) ¥3000
Venue
Minami Azabu Centre Hall
Address
4-12-25 Minamiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047
Website
http://www.centre-hall.com

Event Details

Name
Breaking the Mold: Finding New Beginnings at Any Age
Date
Thursday June 14th
Time
19:00 - 22:00
Cost
Members ¥2000 (Associates ¥1500) / Guests (Women only) ¥5000 / Students and Interns (Women only) ¥3000
Venue
Minami Azabu Centre Hall
Address
4-12-25 Minamiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047
Website
http://www.centre-hall.com

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