5th GOLD Symposium, 2013

Bridge Builder Awards
Supporting Organizations
8:00 – 8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast  
8:30 – 8:45 Welcome and Opening Remarks

Hiroko Tatebe
Founder and Executive Director, Global Organization for Leadership and Diversity
8:45 – 9:15 Opening General Session I
Lesson Learned From Innovative Social Entrepreneur

Toshihiro Nakamura
Co-Founder and CEO, Kopernik

Kopernik is a non-profit online marketplace of innovative, life-changing technologies designed for the developing world. Through its website, Kopernik connects technology to the people who need it by bringing in corporations and individuals who provide funding towards the purchase of the products. Since the website’s launch in early 2010, 90,000 people in 11 countries have benefitted from the life-changing technologies. The CEO and Co-Founder will share about his social entrepreneurship success and address why diversity is critical to foster innovation.
9:15 – 9:45 Opening General Session II
Women and Economy

Lareina Yee
Partner, McKinsey & Company

A study shows that a reduction in barriers to female labor force participation would increase the U.S.’s GDP by nine percent, the Eurozone’s GDP by 13 percent and Japan’s GDP by 16 percent. Women are clearly engines of economic growth around the world. This session will cover how women contribute to the economy, how innovative organizations benefit by tapping talents of women, and what it takes to unleash women’s economic potential based on the survey conducted by McKinsey & Co.
9:45 – 10:00 Refreshment Break
10:00 – 11:00 Dialogue with Women Executives: The Link between Inclusiveness and Innovation

Hon. Aida M. Alvarez
Former Administrator, the U.S. Small Business Administration

Deborah L. DeHaas
Vice Chairman and Chief Inclusion Officer, Deloitte LLP

Renee White Fraser, Ph.D.
President and CEO, Fraser Communications

As a result of changing global environments, technologies and workforce composition, corporations must move towards a paradigm that treats diversity inclusively to maintain innovative and competitive advantages. Executive women who have “broken the glass ceiling” will address the link between inclusiveness and innovation, and offer their insights into the business advantages gained through successful “diversity & inclusion” initiatives.
11:00 – 12:00 Panel Discussion
The New Realities of 21st Century Leadership

Royanne Doi
International Council, Prudential, Japan

Tracey Doi
Group Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

Yasufumi Hirai
President and General Manager, Cisco Systems G.K., Japan

Glenn Llopis
Founder, Center for Hispanic Leadership

The global business environment has become more volatile, ambiguous and complex than ever before. This uncertainty has become “The New Normal” reality in which organizations must operate. To be successful in the new reality, business leaders must focus on what has changed and what remains the same for their customers, organizations and employees, and search for new and innovative ways to navigate a path forward. A panel of influential executives from Japan and the U.S. will share what this means in terms of the leadership skills and competencies needed to execute their strategic business priorities.
12:00 – 12:30 Bridge Builder Recognition

Individual Category
Marilyn Johnson
Former Vice President, Marketing Development, IBM

Graciela Meibar
Vice President, Global Sales Training and Global Diversity, Mattel, Inc.

Corporate Category
Cisco Systems, G.K., Japan
12:30 – 13:30 Networking Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 Breakout Sessions

1. Discover Critical Talent by Engaging Multi-generations

Gayla Kraetsch Hartsough, Ph.D.
President, KH Consulting Group

Daisy Auger-Dominguez
Vice President, Organization and Workforce Diversity, Human Resources, Disney ABC Television Group

Ellen Chen
President, Asian Professional Exchange

Graciela Meibar
Vice President, Global Sales Training and Global Diversity, Mattel, Inc.

Jane E. Smith, Ed.D.
Executive Director, Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement (LEAD), Spelman College

Teams that include multiple generations can create insight or chaos. To maximize innovation, creativity and productivity and to manage talent in the 21st century, it’s critical to understand the facts of generational diversity. More than ever before, the ability to attract and retain talent across generations is an essential component to successful organizations. This interactive session will focus on how to harness generational differences to solve problems and create an inclusive environment to advance strategic change and innovation.

2. Ability Matters, Not Disability: Innovative Inclusion

Terri Chew Nishimura MA, OTR/L
Chief Executive Officer, Pediatric Therapy Network

Steve Hanamura
President of Hanamura Consulting, Inc

Hisako Kaneko
General Manager and Chief Diversity Officer, AXA Life Insurance Co., Ltd.

Nadine Vogel
President and Founder, Springboard Consulting, LLC

Today more than ever, businesses need people with a demonstrated ability to adapt to different situations and circumstances. And perhaps more than any other group, people with disabilities possess precisely these attributes. They must think creatively about how to solve problems and accomplish tasks. In the workplace, this resourcefulness translates into innovative thinking, fresh ideas and varied approaches to confronting business challenges and achieving success. When it comes to doing business, being inclusive of people with disabilities can actually offer companies a competitive edge. The session will help you gain a greater understanding of working with people with disabilities to build a proactive business.

3. Maximizing the Potential of Women in the Workforce: Asian Perspectives

Tisa Jackson
Vice President, Corporate Diversity & Inclusion, Union Bank

Kimiko Horii
President, Research Institutes of Self-Esteem (RISE), Japan

Hiromi Kunii
General Manager, Diversity & Inclusion Office, Human Resources Division The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.

Yoko Okamura
Senior Manager, Worldwide Corporate Marketing, Altera Corporation

Although progress has been made in the past several decades, there is still a long way to go with respect to harnessing the potential of women in the workforce. In Asia alone the female labor force in 2011 has reached 734 million; however, women do not hold as many leadership positions as in Europe and North America. How can business work to seize and grow these talents by creating an inclusive workplace? The panel will share their best practices and challenges, and the findings from the working attitudes survey conducted in Japan and the U.S.

15:00 – 15:15 Refreshment Break
15:15 – 16:15 Panel Discussion
Driving Change: Towards an Inclusive Organization

Shari Slate
Chief Inclusion and Collaboration Strategist, The Americas, Cisco

Michiko Achilles
Corporate Officer, Shiseido Co., Ltd.

Anthony Carter
Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Johnson & Johnson

Brian Larnerd
Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, Hitachi America, Ltd.

Successful diverse global organizations have learned how to leverage diversity to create an inclusive organizational culture. Inclusion allows for more effective talent management by attracting and retaining high performers, and improved team performance by engaging employees. Diversity and Inclusion champions will share their insights, proven practices and skills that contribute to an inclusive global culture.
16:15 – 16:45 Closing General Session
Where Culture, Leadership and Decision Making Connect

Kiyoshi Kurokawa, MD
Former Chairman, National Diet of Japan Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission (NAIIC); Academic Fellow, National Graduate Institutes for Policy Studies; Chair and Co-Founder, Impact Japan

A person’s cultural beliefs, values and preferences play an important role in decision making. Globalization creates a need to know how leaders in different parts of the world make decisions. Dr. Kurokawa, a well-known reformer, innovator and global problem solver, will address how culture impacts our decision-making and leadership styles, and how to work together as bridge builders in group decision-making situations to be truly effective.
16:45 – 17:00 Closing Remarks

Hiroko Tatebe
Founder and Executive Director, Global Organization for Leadership and Diversity
17:00 – 18:00 Networking Reception