- *Simultaneous Japanese to English interpretation will be provided. Networking and roundtable sessions will be divided into Japanese and English, so interpretion will not be provided.
- *Although the program and speakers are subject to change due to various circumstances, the registration fee is non-refundable.
Part 1 programOnline
What Does " I Challenge" Mean?
Why did I choose “I Challenge” this year? How does it connect to diversity management?
The Best is Yet to Come
Life will brings harvests as many times as you sow the seeds.
Changing From Within
Live from Manhattan: A perspective on diversity in the US
Start With Water
Live from Argentina: An entrepreneur uses AI to save water for farmers and provide water to cool servers for GAFA (Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon)
Fostering Team Excellence
Live from Silicon Valley. Sharing experiences and tips to foster team excellence.
Update: Women on Boards in the U.S.
Live from Los Angeles: What can we learn from the US about women on boards?
Leverage Diversity to Grow Globally
A CEO of a major corporation shares his views on diversity in a global market.
Messages from graduates - students who received sponsorship to participate in ICWB
Tokyo: City of Challenges
Challenges Governments Face Today
What challenges does Japan face in politics?
Japan's Challenge for Digitalization
What are the challenges the minister faces in digitalizing Japan?
Lifting and Empowering People
Japan is ranked 125th in WEF’s gender gap index. How is one company providing opportunities for their employees to enhance their internal diversity?
Challenges That Corporations Face
What does the lawyer ranked #1 in all of Japan see as the challenges for companies in Japan?
Women and Profitability
Data shows that profitability increases when women are involved in management. These women executives will discuss why this is and the impact of adding women managers.
Olympian's Challenges, Past and Current
A talk show featuring a famous TV sport director and an Olympic medalist who talk about their challenges, past and present
Challenges of Cirque du Soleil
Live from Las Vegas: Just after exiting the stage, this actor who recently completed her 7.000th performance, shares how she handles challenges.
RoundtablesChoose one of five roundtable discussions to join!#1 and #2 will be in English.
AI at Work
Learn from the three women who are leveraging AI to create and market new products & services and find out how they get their teams to embrace AI.
Women entrepreneurs are at the forefront of innovation in many countries. Learn about what inspires them and how they inspire their teams to fulfill their visions, and get inspired yourself!
サステナブル社会と企業経営 Sustainable Society and Corporate Management
私に限界はあるのか？ No Limits to my Possibilities
上を目指す挑戦 The Challenges of Moving Up
I Challenge us to welcome – models for refugee integration
Live from Australia: How do we welcome refuges?
Live from Nigeria: A woman with no money and no knowledge of finance builds a fintech company in Nigeria to support African women.
Visible “An die Freude” - Listen with your eyes
Experience this! Listen to the music with your eyes. The very first inclusive education of music, which is now acknowledged by Beethoven-Haus in Germany.
A Challenging Life
Japan’s most famous astronaut, who has made 3 trips to live on the ISS in space, is now expanding his career. Find out about his challenges, past and current, and how he maintains his quality of life.
Acknowledging corporate partners
Support Students: Matching Sponsor Program
Acknowledging students and sponsors who supported students all day!
Please join us with your Zoom camera ON! You can meet many participants to talk online, and share your experience of the day!
Program Part 2At hotel venue (Odaiba, Tokyo with refreshments buffet)
Video Message by Prime Minister Kishida
A New Look at Leadership
How should leaders act in this era of diversity? Learn from great female leaders.
Diversity Leads to Growth
Male diversity leaders share their views and talk about actions they take to manage diversity well.
Managing Diversity: 2023 Challenges
Japan ranked 125th in the Gender Gap Index and it stays there while other countries move forward. Ambassadors share the latest information from their countries’ efforts.
Video Message by Minister of State Ogura
Minister in charge of Policies Related to Children
Minister in charge of Cohesive Society
Minister in charge of Women's Empowerment
How Quotas Impact Business
Why are quotas needed? What happened in the last years without them? Learn about positive impacts that quotas can have.
Discover Greatness in Local Cities
A man who challenged himself by starting a winery in a land many thought impossible. A woman challenges herself to support local cities by shining spotlights on special places. They will share their experiences and talk about how they enjoy their lives and why they chose to live and work in a local city.
Finally, what we've all been waiting for; we will be networking in person at the Hotel Grand Nikko Daiba! Please come with lots of business cards. Meet and talk with participants and speakers from all over Japan and enjoy the buffet and wine prepared by Hotel Grand Nikko Daiba. Have fun!
Program Part 1