Taking into account the fact that the labor force is shrinking in the three countries of China, Japan and the ROK owing to population ageing and declining fertility, the role of women in participating in economic activities has become increasingly crucial to addressing labor force shortage and achieving inclusive and sustainable growth. Meanwhile, women in the three countries still face more barriers than men in terms of work opportunities, leadership positions, wages and entrepreneurship, etc. In addition, given that the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the progress of digitalization and automation in diverse sectors and science technology and digital skill are at the heart of the jobs of the future, it is essential to increase the gender diversity in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) fields and unlock women’s potential in harnessing digital skills for business.
Trilateral Entrepreneurs Forum (TEF) 2022, with the theme of “Co-creating the Future: Women’s Economic Empowerment for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth”, will bring together prominent business leaders and experts to examine the status of women’s economic participation in the three countries and explore measures to enhance women’s leadership in the business sector and discuss how women can play active roles in the digital era.
[Plenary session] Women’s Economic Participation and Opportunity in China, Japan and the ROK
[Session 1] SHE LEADS: Empowering Female Entrepreneurship and Leadership
[Session 2] SHE INNOVATES: Unlocking Potential of Women in the Digital Era