What women want from work
Among the fears that most young women face when entering the job market are those related to job prospects, expectations, and the challenges of a competitive professional world.
The burden of this uncertainty is heightened for young women in Japan, where the battle for female involvement in the workplace and in leadership roles is still apparent.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA) has hosted the World Assembly for Women (WAW!) for the past four years.
Last year, the topic of women in leadership was discussed extensively. The consensus was that there is a need for more mentors and role models, and for better support for women pursuing careers and leadership roles.
Changing the mentality of both men and women is crucial, as is purging society of ingrained, defunct work culture and practices.
“A lot of support still needs to go toward helping women in the workforce gain the self-belief that they can successfully navigate rewarding career paths,” said Jin Song Montesano, chief public affairs officer at LIXIL Group Corporation.
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