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東京大学公共政策大学院 | GraSPP / Graduate School of Public Policy | The university of Tokyo

【GraSPP Alumni Association Free Webinar】Student Social Movements and Female Empowerment in Japan January 12, 2021

Deadlines/Event Dates January 31, 2021

【GraSPP Alumni Association Free Webinar】Student Social Movements and Female Empowerment in Japan


Alumni Association will organize the 1st English free webinar as follows.  Please register from below event page if you’re interested!




【Who can attend】

GraSPP Alumni, Current Student, Faculty and Staff(※Not open to public)



・Date & Time: January 31st (Sunday), 11:00am – 12:00pm JST
・Venue: Zoom
・Max participants: 100 ppl
・Language: English(No translation)
・Registration Deadline: Just before webinar starts
・Organizer: GraSPP Alumni Association


【Speakers】Co-founders of WomEnpowered International (WE Int.)

– Momori Hirabayashi: Analyst at BlackRock, Co-founder of WE Int.

– Jazgul Kochkorova: Program Associate at Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University, Co-founder of WE Int.

– Yuuki Nakao: Associate at PwC Japan, Co-founder of WE Int.

– Kristin Wilson: Co-founder of WE Int.



In Spring 2019, as colour returned to the gingko trees in Todai’s Hongo Campus, four GraSPPers chose to become public policy practitioners rather than just students. By establishing Woman Empowered International (WE Int.), they went from studying, reading and discussing the importance of gender equality to doing something about it. They created WE Int. to act as a driving force for gender equality and offer a platform for young women to pursue their academic, professional and social ambitions. In doing so, not only did they set up GraSPP’s first true social initiative, but they also contributed to enhancing the fabric of society; an aspiration every GraSPPer shares when enrolling.

A social movement can be powerful and spur a paradigm shift. It also requires an incredible amount of dedication and work to build and sustain. The four co-founders of Woman Empowered International (WE Int.) managed to launch an organization and construct a framework around it that enabled its continued existence. In this edition of GraSPP Alumni Dialogues, the four co-founders will discuss student-led social movements, female empowerment, as well as the past, present and future of WE Int.