The 28th Leadership Program on Japan
International Forum for Next Generation / Women Entrepreneurs
Under the 28th Leadership Program, the IIST held the International Forum for Next Generation/Women Entrepreneurs in Tokyo, inviting six people from abroad (four women entrepreneurs, an executive of an association supporting women entrepreneurs, and an academic).
Date: February 5-8, 2003
6persons (For details, please see bottom of page.)
The invitees participated in the International Forum for Next Generation/Women Entrepreneurs, which was held focusing on new entrepreneurs for the 21st century, as speakers and panelists. They gave lectures on and discussed the present situation of women entrepreneurs in their home countries.
In this international symposium held in the Tokyo International Forum, approximately 180 people participated in the audience.
At the workshop, which was held in four groups, the invitees actively exchanged opinions with about 50 Japanese participants in each group.
February 6 (Thursday) (Tokyo)
International Symposium: Forum for Next Generation/Women Entrepreneurs
Opening speech on entrepreneurship for a global society in the 21st century
-Mr. Tadao Kiyonari, President of Hosei University
Keynote lecture on a minority in minorities
-Mr. Lance E. Lee, President of American Chamber of Commerce in Japan
âFrom the masses to an individual?from menâs viewpoint to womenâs viewpointâ
Panel discussion on entrepreneurs and venture spirits
Coordinator: Ms. Setsuko Egami, Director of The Japan Academic Society for Ventures and Entrepreneurs
-Ms. Mariam Tun Sulaiman, Managing Director, IBYO (M) Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)
-Ms. Bodil Krogh, President & General Manager, Come2 Ltd. (Norway)
-Dr. Carol Anne Dickson, Associate Professor, University of Hawaii (United States)
-Ms. Rieko Muramoto, Chairperson of GALA Incorporated
Panel Discussion on supporting entrepreneurs in conducting global business
Coordinator:Professor Yuko Harayama, Tohoku University Panelists: -Ms. Ella Shuk-Ki Cheong, Vice President, Hong Kong Women Professionals & Entrepreneurs Association Limited (Hong Kong)
-Ms. Lee Pu Kyung, President, Retail Networking Co., Ltd. (South Korea)
-Ms. Evelyn Leong-Chan, Managing Director, Essen Pte., Ltd.(Singapore)
-Ms. Aiko Okawara, Chairman of JC Foodsnet Co., Ltd.
February 7 (Friday) (Tokyo)
Workshop (held in groups and then the results were summarized)
The workshop was held in four groups, each of which respectively focused on the education of entrepreneurs, desirable processes from incubation to support of entrepreneurs, appropriate business styles identified in supporting SOHO entrepreneurs, and mutual support activities conducted by entrepreneurs through the use of IT.
-Ms. Ella Shuk-Ki Cheong (Hong Kong)
Hong Kong Women Professionals & Entrepreneurs Association Limited
-Ms. Lee Pu Kyung (Korea)
Retail Networking Co., Ltd.
-Ms. Mariam Tun Sulaiman (Malaysia)
IBYO (M) Sdn Bhd
-Ms. Bodil Krogh (Norway)
President & General Manager
-Ms. Evelyn Leong-Chan (Singapore)
Essen Pte., Ltd.
-Dr. Carol Anne Dickson (U.S.A.)
Associate Professor of Merchandising
Department of Human Resources
Director, Faculty Mentoring and Leader Development Program
University of Hawaii
International Exchange Dept.