Global Organization to Present Symposium on 21st Century Women Leaders

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Premier Symposium bringing together women leaders from Japan and the United States.

Global Organization for Leadership and Diversity (GOLD), an organization dedicated to developing global women leaders announces it will present an inaugural Symposium in Los Angeles. This landmark event will bring together women leaders from Japan and the United States to share leader-to-leader strategies and explore new cross-cultural economic opportunities.

The symposium, to be held on March 22, 2007 in Los Angeles at the New Otani Hotel and Garden, is titled "21st Century Women Leaders: Building Bridges Across the Pacific." Designed to gather corporate, business, academic, non-profit, and entrepreneurial women leaders from Japan and the U.S., the symposium will offer opportunities for women to share and exchange knowledge, explore opportunities to lead new collaborations across the Pacific, participate in discussions of diversity issues in the global workplaces, and explore strategies to prepare women for global leadership roles.

According to founder and executive director of GOLD, Hiroko Tatebe, "This inaugural Symposium will provide opportunities for women leaders from the U.S. and Japan to meet and address issues of common concern, learn about each other's leadership models, and explore collaborative strategies for advancing workforce diversity and economic opportunity and growth."

Participating in the symposium program, to date, are CEO and senior level executives from IBM, Deloitte & Touche and other major corporations in the U.S. and Japan; non-profit leaders, including the presidents of Japanese American National Museum, and Town Hall/Los Angeles; and VIP speakers and guests from Japan.

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About GOLD

The Global Organization for Leadership and Diversity (GOLD) focuses on developing global women leaders. GOLD will foster professional and leadership growth of current and future business and professional women by providing educational, inspirational and motivational activities and events that build "leadership bridges across the Pacific."

GOLD is currently under the fiscal sponsorship of Community Partners' Nonprofit Incubator Project. Community Partners is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which helps social entrepreneurs and visionary leaders initiate important and timely projects that provide innovative strategies and solutions for addressing some of the most pressing problems of our time.


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