Sylvia Ann Hewlett is an economist and the founding president and CEO of the Center for Talent Innovation (formerly the Center for Work-Life Policy), a Manhattan-based think tank where she chairs the “Task Force for Talent Innovation”. She also directs the Gender and Policy Program at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Hewlett is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Century Association and the World Economic Forum Council on Women’s Empowerment. She is the author of 12 books including Winning the War for Talent in Emerging Markets and most recently Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor.
Prime Minister Abe’s call for women to “rise up” is great, but he needs to change Japan’s sexist business culture