Looking forward to Celebrating International Women's Day and launching a year long initiative to celebrate women in Japan.
I meet many terrific, smart and talented Japanese women. They inspire so many. I want to tell their story and spread the word about the incredible contribution women make to Japan.
In March in Tokyo, on International Women’s Day, I am launching an initiative called “Celebrating Women in Japan” to celebrate Japanese women and women in Japan.
#CelebratingWomenInJapan is based on the wonderful project created by Dr Kirstin Ferguson in Australia called Celebrating Women. In 2017 Kirstin gathered profiles of more than 700 women from as many as 37 countries and published a profile on social media.
Please follow #CelebratingWomeninJapan on Facebook and Twitter @womenofjapan where you can celebrate women in Japan from all walks of life, every single day. Please nominate someone too.
I am really excited to announce that Sam Mostyn has agreed to help launch Celebrating Women in Japan. Sam is one of Australia’s most senior professional non-executive directors. She is Chairman of Citigroup Australia and a director of Virgin Australia, Transurban Group, Mirvac, Sydney Swans and the GO Foundation. Her many other roles also include the Chair of Carriageworks, Commissioner of the Sustainable Development Commission and Deputy Chair of the Diversity Council Australia.
Sam was the first female Commission of the Australian Football League (AFL) Commission and is an ambassador for the AFL’s women’s league - AFLWL. Sam is a strong advocate for actively addressing gender equality, good corporate governance and the responsibility of business to help Government solve problems.