Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2024 12:00 PM - Tuesday, March 19, 2024 1:00 PM


  • Kathy Matsui (General Partner, MPower Partners Fund L.P.)


  • David Satterwhite (Adjunct Associate Professor at Temple University, Japan Campus)


25 years have passed since Kathy Matsui coined the term 'Womenomics' in which she argues that - as important as increasing immigration and the birthrate are - a more immediate and effective solution to Japan's economic stagnation is to increase the participation of women in the workforce, with greater equity and managerial responsibility. Since the first report was released in 1999, there has been a growing realization that gender diversity in the workplace is no longer simply an option, but an economic and business imperative.

Join us for a conversation with Kathy Matsui - the pioneer of 'Womenomics' - on 19 March to celebrate the 25th anniversary of her initial publication. We will take stock of progress thus far, identity areas for improvement, and discuss policy recommendations.

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Date & Time:

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 12:00


This event is organized by the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS).

Note: All ICAS events are held in English, open to the public, and admission is free unless otherwise noted.


Kathy Matsui

General Partner, MPower Partners Fund L.P.

Kathy Matsui is the former Vice Chair of Goldman Sachs Japan and Chief Japan Equity Strategist. Her groundbreaking ʻWomenomicsʼ research spurred the Japanese government to promote gender diversity, and she has advised corporations on governance and diversity best practices. She has an MA from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and an AB from Harvard.


David Satterwhite

Adjunct Associate Professor at Temple University, Japan Campus

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