Toward the Society for Encouraging Women Scientists & Engineers –Introduction of IEEE Japan Council Women in Engineering Affinity Group–
Hideko S. KUNII*1 and Takako HASHIMOTO*2
*1Ricoh IT Solutions Co., Ltd., Forefront Tower, 3-12-1 Kachidoki, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
*2 Chiba University of Commerce, 1-3-1 Konodai, Ichikawa-city, Chiba
In the context of the globalization of the economy, advancement in information technologies, and rapid aging of one’s society and falling birthrates, gender equality has become one of the critical issues in Japan. This document describes the problems on Japanese women’s career development, and introduces the activities of “IEEE Japan Council Women in Engineering Affinity Group,” which represent different role models and support networking among women scientists and engineers.