Inclusion Tech Japan is a community-driven initiative led by tech professionals focused on raising awareness for underrepresented minorities in the tech industry. Their first event held this week at Pivotal Labs Tokyo discussed the topic of promotions as well as better relationship-building techniques with your manager. Event speakers were Yui Anzai, Product Manager at Pivotal, Meghan Radke, Product Designer at Pivotal and finally Yan Fan, CTO and co-founder of Code Chrysalis.
Kathy Matsui, Vice Chair of Goldman Sachs Japan, is credited with the numbers behind Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s push for more women in the Japanese workforce as a means of boosting GDP.
Wahl & Case was grateful for the opportunity to sponsor an intimate discussion of her “Womenomics” thesis hosted by the Japan Society of Northern California at PricewaterhouseCoopers in San Francisco on October 9th.
This year’s TIA Tokyo event brought to us some incredible speakers including Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit and Initialized Capital. Despite there being a pot of gold glistening at the main stage of the venue, it was puzzling to see that not many tech Tokyoites had treasured this opportunity to learn from such influential leaders in tech (Tokyo Game Show was on during the same week).