Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Time: 08:00am - 9:30am
Venue: Tokyo American Club
Speakers: Erika Elvander (Director, Asia & The Pacific, Office of Global Affairs, Health & Human Services (HHS)), Sarbani Chakraborty (Senior Director, Global Public Policy, Merck)
Member Fee: ¥3,200 Guest Fee: ¥6,600
Registration/Cancellation Deadline: Friday, April 22, 2016
Hosting Committee(s): Healthcare, U.S.-Japan Regional Leadership, Women in Business
Dr. Chakraborty will be joined by Erika Elvander, Director, Asia & the Pacific, Office of Global Affairs, Health & Human Services via video conference to share the initiative and policy toolkit with members of the ACCJ and EBC.
The Asia-Pacific region lags behind other global regions with respect to women's health and economic participation. Sustainable economic growth cannot be achieved if women, who comprise half of the workforce, are unable to fully participate in the economy due to health implications. Startling gender differentials and inequities in health exist which disadvantage women.
As societies age, birth rates drop, and workforces shrink, it is becoming even more critical that every worker is healthy and able to fully contribute to the economy. According to a Booz & Company study cited widely by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), raising the female labor force participation rate to male levels would raise GDP in China and the United States by 5% and in Japan by 9%. And according to International Labour Organization (ILO) data 865 million women worldwide have the potential to contribute more fully to their economies.
So how can we unleash the economic power of women? And how can governments, employers and other interested stakeholders partner to improve women's health so women can live better lives and join - or remain - in the labor force? APEC's "Healthy Women, Healthy Economies" initiative convenes government (health, labor, gender officials), private sector, academia and other interested stakeholders to raise awareness and promote good practices to enhance women's economic participation by improving women's health.
William Bishop, Chair
John Carlson, Izumi Hamada, Yuko Kidoguchi, Takeo Morooka, Byron Sigel, Vice Chairs
John D. Harris, Board Liaison
ACCJ Healthcare Committee
Mari Matthews, Ryann Thomas, Co-Chairs
Vicki Beyer, Margaret Cowle, Makiko Tachimori Fukui, Elizabeth Handover, Deborah Hayden, Corinne Johnson, Efrot Weiss, Yoshiko Zoet-Suzuki, Vice Chairs
Leanne Cutts, Board Liaison
ACCJ Women in Business Committee
Marie G. Kissel, Chair
Ryan Armstrong, Vice Chair
Marie G. Kissel, Board Liaison
ACCJ U.S.-Japan Regional Leadership Committee
Danny Risberg, Chair
EBC Medical Equipment Committee
NOTE 1: This event is OFF THE RECORD.
NOTE 2: If you cancel after the stated deadline, the full meeting fee will be charged to your account. All guests must be accompanied by an ACCJ member. Sorry, no substitutions or walk-ins.
NOTE 3: If you are driving to the Tokyo American Club, please inform the ACCJ of the make, model, color and plate of the vehicle, by the registration deadline, as arrangements must be made. A 1,100 yen parking fee will apply.