How to make Womenomics work

How can gender balance at work actually be achieved? This seminar covers the real case at Baxter International Asia Pacific, which successfully raised the percentage of women in management from 31% to 50% in three years.

GLOBIS Seminar:
“How to make Womenomics work "


How can gender balance at work actually be achieved? This seminar covers the real case at Baxter International Asia Pacific, which successfully raised the percentage of women in management from 31% to 50% in three years.

GLOBIS welcomes Gerald Lema, former president of Baxter International Asia Pacific, overseeing over 14,000 employees across the region including Japan. Mr. Lema speaks on his first-hand experience of successfully implementing the company's gender balance initiative, and what happened afterwards.

This initiative at Baxter Asia Pacific, called "Building Talent Edge," was published as a case by Harvard Business School, in which Mr. Lema was a protagonist figure.

Following his presentation, Mr. Lema joins in a dialogue with Suzanne Price, faculty at GLOBIS University and President, Price Global, a change agent specialising in Diversity and Inclusion.

Date: Monday, January 25, 2016
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Venue: GLOBIS Tokyo Campus
Language: English

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Speaker

Gerald Lema is Managing Partner and Representative Director of Cylon Capital, a private investment group based in Tokyo and Palo Alto that invests in brands and technologies for the Japanese and Asia Pacific markets. He is based in Tokyo.

Prior to Cylon Capital, Mr. Lema was President, Asia Pacific and Chairman, Japan for Baxter International from 2005 until 2015. He was responsible for over 14,000 employees in Japan, Greater China, Korea, South East Asia and Australia/New Zealand. Mr. Lema has more than 25 years of pharmaceutical, diagnostics, healthcare and consumer experience in the US, Asia, Europe/Middle East and Africa and Latin America.

Mr. Lema is a graduate of the Stanford Business School Executive Program, Stanford University, has a Master of Business Administration from the Freeman School of Business, Tulane University and has a Bachelor of Science, Engineering, Universidad del Valle, Colombia.
Mr. Lema is a frequent speaker in business forums on subjects ranging from leadership, global issues and diversity in the workplace. He serves in the Board of Directors of Catalyst in New York, USA. Mr. Lema is also the co-author of “Foreign Investment through Debt-Equity Swaps”, published in MIT’s Sloan Management Review.

Dialogue Partner

Suzanne Price was honored to be listed as ‘Top 10 Diversity Consultants’ by The Global Diversity List supported by the Economist. She was also the British Business Award ‘Entrepreneur of the Year, 2012’ as the President of Price Global, a change agent specializing in Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) for Asia Pacific and based in Tokyo. Suzanne is particularly known for expertise facilitating organisations and managers to build inclusive work environments mitigating unconscious bias. She is also a pioneer with 12-years experience designing and delivering Leadership Development Programs for Women in Asia Pacific.

Suzanne works as a consultant, facilitator and executive coach. Her clients include numerous Fortune 500 and multi-national companies across a broad range of industries throughout Asia Pacific. Suzanne previously led D&I at UBS Securities Asia and has served as a retained consultant for Global Leadership and Diversity at Goldman Sachs and Diversity and Inclusion advisor for AXA Life. She is also an associate Consultant for Korn Ferry’s D&I Leadership and Talent Consulting Services. Suzanne is a qualified applied psychology professional having transitioned from a previous career as a psychotherapist. She has proven business acumen, and provides tangible business results to her clients. Her clients have won several awards for her programs.

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