SPF Public Panel Discussion
7/17 “Women and Politics in the Time of Trump”
(Tuesday, July 17, 2018)

The Sasakawa Peace Foundation is pleased to invite you to attend a public panel discussion, with Co-founders of Mine the Gap from the United States, a prominent consultant company specializes in supporting gender-inclusive environment, Ms. Jessica N. Grounds and Ms. Kristin Haffert.
A day after Donald Trump was elected as the U.S. President, five million American women took to the streets and participated in the “Women’s March” to affirm their bold message of resistance and self-determination, which spread all around the world. Soon after, #MeToo movement became the global crusade against sexual harassment and assault, and is having a huge impact on American politics in the lead-up to the midterm elections.
With this background, we would like to discuss the impact of such women’s movement in politics in the era of Trump, and necessary actions that could promote gender equality in political sphere.
Ms. Kristin Haffert & Ms. Jessica N. Grounds Co-founder, Mine the Gap.
Kristin Haffert is an expert in women’s leadership and initiatives to advance gender equality. For more than two decades Kristin has conducted research, created practical tools, and delivered gender-related initiatives to more than 100 countries. Kristin founded the women and gender equality team at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) in 2002. Her award-winning work on gender equality, and work with political parties, makes her a go-to adviser globally to build and grow gender-inclusive workplaces.

Jessica Grounds is recognized as a thought leader in the space of women’s leadership. Jessica was named to Marie Claire's List of 50 Most Influential Women and recognized by Campaigns & Elections magazine as a Top 50 Political Influencer. She is the Co-Founder and former Executive Director of Running Start, a U.S. based organization training young women to run for elected office. She has worked on the campaigns of hundreds of women seeking elected office in the United States including working twice for Hillary Clinton. Jessica is a prominent speaker globally on gender and women's leadership.

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SPF Public Panel Discussion
7/17 “Women and Politics in the Time of Trump”
Dates & Time
Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 17:00-18:45(Registration begins at 16:30)
Sasakawa Peace Foundation, 11th Floor, International Conference Room
1-15-16 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo (MAP
The Sasakawa Peace Foundation

"Women and Politics in the Time of Trump"


Opening by Ms. Junko Chano Executive Director, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation


Speech by Jessica Grounds & Kristin Haffert, Founders of Mine the Gap
17:35-18:45 Moderator by Dr. Mari Miura, Professor, Sophia Univeristy
Comment by Dr. Yasushi Watanabe, Professor, Keio University & Dr. Ki-young Shin, Associate Professor, Ochanomizu University
18:45 Closing
English/Japanese with simultaneous interpretation
Admission free. Registration required.
Should you wish to participate, please fill out the registration form on this web page by 17:00 on Monday July 16, 2018.
* Seating is limited and will be allocated on a first-come and first-served basis.
* Please kindly be noted that no parking is available at the building.
Mr. Ueda and Ms. Sekiguchi
Japan-U.S. Program Department
The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Tel: 03-5157-5134

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