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Japan America Society of Southern California
Building Japan-America Relationships Since 1909
Impact Leadership in the New Normal – VUCA World
Thursday, November 8, 2018
5:30-6:30pm Networking Reception
InterContinental Los Angeles Century City at Beverly Hills
2151 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067
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In 2014, the Japan America Society of Southern California's Women's Leadership Counts Initiative (WLCI) was created as a first-of-its-kind initiative to provide a platform for women in business on both sides of the Pacific to engage in professional and leadership development.
Together with our partner organizations, business executives and community leaders, the WLCI will create a network that inspires action and moves the needle on women's leadership.
Originally introduced in the 1990s by the US Army War College to describe a new world of military engagement, VUCA is an acronym for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity. The VUCA concept also resonates with an increasing number of executives who are facing the constantly changing challenges brought on by politics, economics, society and technology. What this environment requires is truly strategic leaders–both women and men–who can adapt to changing conditions and navigate this uncharted terrain to be effective. To maximize global and diverse talent, leaders must be innovative, collaborative, decisive, adaptive and creative. Our speakers will share their success stories and challenges to survive and thrive in a VUCA world.
Who Should Attend
Current and future corporate, business, academic, non-profit and entrepreneurial women and men leaders who value the U.S-Japan collaboration and wish to expand their networks.
Why You Should Attend
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RENEE WHITE FRASER, Ph.D. - BIO
Founder & CEO, Fraser Communications
LYNNE A. HUMENIK - BIO
President & CEO, Hitachi Cable America Inc.
RODERICK M. SHERWOOD III - BIO
Managing Partner, Co-Founder, Co-Chairman, and CEO, Cinemoi North America LLC
DENITA WILLOUGHBY - BIO
Vice President, Supply Management and Logistics, Southern California Gas Company
KAORI IIDA - BIOLos Angeles Bureau Chief, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corp.)Former Senior Economics Correspondent, Wash., D.C. News Bureau, NHK
$115 Admission plus new 1 year JASSC Membership ($75 value)
For attractive sponsorship opportunities, click here to download information or contact Kay Amano at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310-965-9050 ext 104.
Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc.
Asian American Professionals Association
Koyamada International Foundation
Little Tokyo Service Center
Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce
National Association of Women Business Owners Los Angeles
Monday, December 3, 2018
Shiki Beverly Hills
410 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Enjoy authentic, genuine Japanese dishes in the heart of Beverly Hills, through a 5-course Omakase menu and premium sake paring prepared by the Executive Chef of Shiki, Nao Sugiyama, and Michelin-starred Master Sushi Chef, Mori Onodera!
Read the review of Shiki Beverly Hills by Jonathan Gold
Admission $250 per guest, 5 course dinner with premium sake pairing
Wagu Beef Provided by
Sake Generously Provided by
To register a team for the competition, please follow this link: Japan Bowl® of California
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Registration - 8:00am - 9:00am
Preliminary Rounds - 9:30am - 11:20am (Registration is Required) Championship Rounds - 1:15 - 4:00pm (Open to public, no registration is needed)
Awards Ceremony - 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Loyola Marymount University
1 LMU Drive,
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Championship Rounds and the Awards Ceremony is open to the public, we encourage you to attend and support the students!
Please note absolutely no photography, video taping or audio recording is allowed during the competition.
For additional details, visit www.jas-socal.org/JapanBowl
2018 Major Sponsors
We thank our generous sponsors and supporters for making Japan Bowl possible!
Sanders Charitable Fund
Japan Bowl® is a registered trademark of The Japan-America Society of Washington, Inc. The Japan Bowl® name and logo may be used only with the permission of The Japan-America Society of Washington, Inc.