Meet the Speakers

Heads of Delegations and Keynote Speakers

Ambassador Atsuko Nishimura

Ambassador in Charge of Women’s Issues and Special Advisor to the Foreign Minister of Japan

Ambassador Kelley E. Currie

Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, U.S. Department of State

Deputy Minister Lee Seong-ho

Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea

Jacquelline Fuller

VP, Google and President of Google.org

Honored Speakers

Rep. Jim Baird

U.S. Representative (R-Indiana)

Sen. Jacky Rosen

U.S. Senator (D-Nevada)

Panelists and Moderators

Ahn Hye-yeon

President, Women in Science, Engineering, and Technology (WISET) (Korea)

Aisha Bowe

Aerospace Engineer and founder and CEO of STEMBoard (U.S.)

Catherine Kaseri Ohura

MS, PMP CEO & Executive Director of the GHIT Fund (Japan)

Debra Knopman

Principal researcher at the RAND Corporation (U.S.)

Donna Milgram

Executive Director, National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science (IWITTS) (U.S.)

Dylan Davis

Associate director at the UC Berkeley Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS) (U.S.)

Eileen Pennington

Senior Gender Advisor, Women’s Empowerment Program, The Asia Foundation (U.S.)

Elizabeth Romanoff Silva

Assistant Director, Women’s Empowerment Program, The Asia Foundation (U.S.)

Elizabeth Wilke

Tech Policy and Future of Work Researcher, LinkedIn (U.S.)

Ginko Kawano

Professor of Sociology of Education and Special Advisor to the Executive Director and Vice-President for Promoting Gender Equality, Yamagata University (Japan)

Heisook Lee

Principal Research Fellow, Center for Gendered Innovations in Science and Technology Research (GISTeR) (Korea)

Hyo-Suk Lim

President, The Association of Korean Woman Scientists and Engineers (Korea)

Jane Sloane

Senior Director, Women’s Empowerment Program, The Asia Foundation (U.S.)

Karen Marrongelle

Assistant Director for the Education and Human Resources (EHR) Directorate, National Science Foundation (US)

Kathleen (Taffy) Kingscott

Vice President, Strategic Partnerships for IBM Research

Kathy Matsui

Vice Chair, Goldman Sachs Japan Co., Ltd (Japan)

Kazuo Yamaguchi

Ralph Lewis Professor, University of Chicago (Japan)

Kong-Joo Lee

Professor, Ewha Womans University and Science and Technology Advisor to the President of Republic of Korea (Korea)

Liz Lee

Co-Director of Girls in Tech – Seoul, and Founder and COO of TELEPASSEE (Korea)

Lucy Lee

Investor at Volition Capital (U.S.)

Nancy Yuan

Senior Vice President and Director, Washington, D.C., The Asia Foundation (U.S.)

Naomi Kurahara

Co-Founder and CEO of Infostellar (Japan)

Natalia Villalobos

Head of Global Programs for Women Techmakers, Google (U.S.)

Paula Uniacke

Senior Program Officer Women’s Empowerment Program, The Asia Foundation (U.S.)

Priya Dhanani

Senior Program Officer, Women’s Empowerment Program, The Asia Foundation (U.S.)

Sachiko Nakajima

Founder of steAm, Inc (Japan)

So Young Kim

Director, Korea Policy Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Korea)

Tara Chklovski

CEO and Founder, Technovation (U.S.)

Tea Trumbic

Program Manager for the Women, Business and the Law Project, Development Economics, World Bank (U.S.)

Ying Wories (Lin)

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation; Board Member, LevelUp Seattle (U.S.)

Yujin Chung

Product Marketing Lead for noom and Founding Director of Women Who Code - Seoul (Korea)

Yukako Uchinaga

Board Chair, Japan Women's Innovative Network (J-WIN); formerly at IBM Japan (Japan)