Kathy Matsui

Top Japan Financial Strategist and Female Empowerment Leader

“Institutional Investor” has ranked Kathy Matsui the top equity strategist in Japan several times, yet her role as co-head of Asia macro research at Goldman Sachs fulfills a deeper need to strengthen international ties, foster development, and empower women. Her groundbreaking 1999 research report, “Womenomics,” called investing in women the key to creating stronger economies and a more equitable global society. She believes women’s education is the best investment our generation can make for global peace and sustainable development.

A board member of the Asian University for Women, an institution dedicated to training and empowering talented women across developing Asia, she also works on Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Women initiative, which provides business and management education to women in low-income countries. In addition, as a breast cancer survivor, she also supports cancer awareness efforts in Japan.

During TEDxTokyo 2011 Kathy was interviewed by our backstage live stream team – view the interview here (Japanese only).

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