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21st Century Women Leadership: Building Bridges Across the Pacific Symposium

March 20 - 22, 2007


VIP Reception - March 20, 2007

From left to right: - Maki Sasaki – Director, GEWEL; Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire - Chair, NABOW Enterprise Institute; Hiroko Tatebe, Founder GOLD; Kimiko Horii – President, GEWEL; Mitsu Kimata – CEO JKSK 


Consul General Kodama & Mrs. Kodama


From left to right: Douglas Erber – President, Japan America Society of So. California; Irene Hirano – President of Japanese American National Museum; Robert Brasch – President, Pacific Partners, Inc.     


VIP Reception Keynote Speaker

Mitsu Kimata – CEO, JKSK, Japan


From left to right: Elizabeth Ewing, Jan Andrew, Roberta Hammer, Women In Business



Hiroko Tatebe with Patty DeDominic – Founder, PDQ Careers Group Companies

VIP Reception




"21 Century Women Leaders: Building Bridges Across the Pacific" - March 21, 2007

GOLD poster with the participants’ affirmation

Morning Keynote Speaker

Sumiko Iwao, PhD. – Social Psychologist,   Professor Emeritus of Keio University


Vivian Shimoyama (left) – President, Breakthru Unlimited; Graciela Meibar (right) – VP, Mattel, Inc

Breakout Session “Why Japan Now – Why Not?

From left to right: Keizo Tsuchiya - CED, JETRO Los Angeles; Debbie Howard – President, Japan Market Resource Network; Renee Fraser – President, Fraser Communications


Genral Session Panel “Women Who Have Made it!”

From left to right: Veena Mahendru – President, SAVI Group; Margaret Smith – CEO, Domus; Tracey Doi – CFO, Toyota Motor Sales, Marilyn Johnson, VP, IBM


General Session Panel “Beyond Bottom Line Leadership: Executive Perspectives on 21st Century Leadership”

Patty DeDominic (left) – Founder, PDQ Careers, Group of Companies; Cathleen Benko – National Managing Director, Deloitte & Touche USA, LLP

Global Leader Johnson & Johnson 


JoAnn Heisen – Chief Diversity Officer, Johnson & Johnson


Global Supporter – IBM 


Global Supporter – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. 


Global Supporter – Hitachi 


Global Supporter – Merrill Lynch 


Breakout Session “How your Brand Drives your Organization in the 21st Century”

Michele Lando – Principal, Skilset Communications


From left to right: Elana Weinstein – VP, Goldman, Sachs & Co.; Ann Sado – VP, GEWEL; Price Cobbs, M.D., President, Pacific Management Systems; Kay Iwata – President, K. Iwata Associates, Inc.; Kimiko Horii – President, GEWEL


Breakout Session

General Session


General Session


Standing Ovation

Post-Symposium Site Visit - March 22, 2007



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