Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Simmons Welcome

Yesterday, CGO hosted two representatives from Business and Professional Women Japan (BPWJ), Masako Hiramatsu and Toshimi Matsubara, Esquire.  Ms. Hiramatsu was a 2007 Fellow, and it was a pleasure to welcome her back to Simmons campus.

We discussed our preparations for the 2011 Forum Program.  The Forum Program is just six weeks away!  BPWJ has been crucial in involving participation from the Yokohama City government, including Mayor Fumiko Hayashi, ranked the 39th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.  Ms. Hiramatsu and Ms. Matsubara also updated us about the activities of past Fellows. 

Following lunch, our Japanese guests visited the Museum of Fine Arts, where current exhibits include An Unspoken Dialogue with Japanese Tea and Flowers and Festivals: Four Seasons in Japanese Prints.

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Mark your calendars!

Due to the March 2011 natural disaster, the 2011 Forums originally scheduled for April 9 and 11 in Nagoya and Yokohama have been postponed.
This has been a busy winter! The Center for Gender in Organizations and our partner organization, Business and Professional Women Japan have been busy preparing for:

Recruitment for the 2011 JWLI Fellows Program

Application Deadline: April 30, 2011
Send to Attn: Ms. Yanagishita/Ms. Sakurai
The Office of Business & Professional Women, Japan, JWLI Section
2-21-11 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ward, Tokyo, FK Building 303

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