NEW YORK, March 16, 2015 - Panelists Joanna Barsh, Carol Gluck, and Naoko Ogawa assess whether Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's "Womenomics" campaign can revitalize the Japanese economy through the economic power of women. Henny Sender moderates the conversation. (1 hr., 19 min.)
Joanna Barsh, Director Emeritus, McKinsey & Co., is a strong advocate for women. She is the best-selling author of How Remarkable Women Lead. She has also served on New York City's Commission on Women's Issues.
Carol Gluck is the George Sansom Professor of History and Professor of East Asian Language and Cultures at Columbia University. She is Trustee Emerita of Asia Society.
Tom Nagorski became Executive Vice President of the Asia Society following a three-decade career in journalism — having served most recently as Managing Editor for International Coverage at ABC News. Before that he was Foreign Editor for World News Tonight, and a reporter and producer based in Russia, Germany and Thailand. Nagorski was the recipient of eight Emmy awards and the Dupont Award for excellence in international coverage, as well as a fellowship from the Henry Luce Foundation. He has written for several publications and is the author of Miracles on the Water: The Heroic Survivors of a World War II U-Boat Attack.
Naoko Ogawa is the Senior Manager for Women's Empowerment at Keidanren, the most influential business organization in Japan. In this capacity, she is in charge of coordinating with the Japanese corporations to implement "Womenomics."
Henny Sender is the chief correspondent of international finance for the Financial Times. She was based in Tokyo for five years and in Hong Kong for ten years, covering institutional investor and finance. She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.