The international symposium entitled “Corporate Expectations for Women PhDs” was held at Ochanomizu University on March 7, 2017. This was our second event since holding the first one, the Kickoff Symposium, three years ago. One hundred and seventy people from industry, government, and academia gathered in this symposium.
After a greeting speech by Ms Mutsuko Inoue (Director of University Promotion Division, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology), keynote lectures were given by the guest speakers, Mr. Zane Zumbahlen (Vice President, IBM Japan) and Ms. Kumi Arakane (Board Director, KOSE Corporation).
Subsequently, there was a brief introduction of our leading program (Professor Furukawa, Program Coordinator) followed by students’ presentations. The students also posted their major research contents and PBTS outcomes, and then a panel discussion was held at the end of the symposium.
Following the symposium session, an exchange meeting was held for networking, where students enjoyed communication with the participants.
Prof. Kimiko Murofushi
President of Ochanomizu University
Director Mutsuko Inoue
Keynote Lecture 1
Vice President Zane Zumbahlen
Keynote Lecture 2
Director Kumi Arakane
Introduction of Ochanomizu University’s Program for Leading Graduate Schools
Prof. Hazuki Furukawa
Akiko Mito (Program Student)
Kaori Nishida (Program Student)
Poster Session by program students
Panel Discussion “Corporate Expectations for Women PhDs”
Dr. Kayoko Yamamoto (THE NIKKAN KOGYO SHIMBUN, LTD.)
Dr. Nobuhiko Kubota (IHI Corporation)
Dr. Makoto Shirai (Toray Industries, Inc.)
Dr. Chiaki Yoshikawa (Toshiba Corporation)
Ritsuko Tamura (Program Student)
Megumi Kitagawa (Program Student)
Prof. Haruko Ogawa
Trustee of Ochanomizu University
Master of Ceremonies
Prof. Midori Nishiura (Diversity Designer of Diversity Promotion Dept., RIKEN)