Cutting-edge Technology
Engaging Dialogue
Board Oversight Amidst Disruption Expand Your Network

The WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation (WCD) invites corporate directors from around the world to join their peers in Tokyo, Japan, a dynamic city where ancient culture intersects with cutting-edge technology.

We will explore the following topics, and many more, over the course of the institute, through panel discussions, interactive roundtables, and keynote addresses.

  • Adapting Technology for Aging Labor Markets
  • Almost Human - the Age of Applied Intelligence
  • Investing in the Future - Venture Capital and the Role for Women
  • The Board’s Role in Oversight of ESG
  • Creating and Leading a Resilient Business Model
  • Effective Onboarding of NextGen Family Members

Featured Keynotes


  • Ruth Saphiro

    Founder and Chief Executive at The Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society

  • Kathy Matsui 

    Vice Chairperson of Goldman Sachs Japan; WCD Member

  • Masahiko Uotani 

     President and Group CEO, Shiseido

  • Charles Lake

    Chairman and Representative Director, Aflac Life Insurance Japan Ltd.; President, Aflac International


Thursday, February 21, 2019

  • 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. -  Chapter Chair Meeting (at the Westin Tokyo)
  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. -  Registration and Networking Reception (at the International House)
  • 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. -  Welcome Dinner (at the International House)

Friday, February 22, 2019

  • 8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. -  Registration and Networking
  • 9:15 a.m. – 4:50 p.m. -  Asia Pacific Institute Programming
  • 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. -  Closing Networking Reception

The Westin Tokyo
1-4-1 Mita Meguro-ku
Tokyo 153-8580 Japan


WCD/BoardNext Member - $800
Non-member - $950

WCD Asia Pacific Sponsors