the University joined the 30% Club Japan University Working Group
- Sophia School Corporation
In June 2021, the University joined the 30% Club Japan University Working Group.
Founded in the United Kingdom in 2010, the 30% Club is a global campaign aimed at achieving sustainable corporate growth by increasing the percentage of women in key decision-making bodies in companies. The Japan arm of the organization began its official activities from 2019. The goal of 30% Club Japan is to increase the percentage of female executives in the TOPIX 100 to 30% by 2030. The 30% Club Japan’s University Working Group undertakes activities that promote gender diversity among universities in order to contribute to achieving gender diversity in a wide range of areas, including education, research, and social contribution.
Many of Sophia’s female graduates are active on the international stage, both in Japan and abroad, and embody the realization of a gender-equal society. As global citizens transcending nationality and gender, they are putting into practice Sophia’s educational spirit of “for Others, with Others.”
So far, Sophia has established a system to promote diversity and has actively strived to support those with disabilities, foreign nationals, and various other minority groups in order to create a campus environment that fosters true global citizens who have acquired a mutual understanding of diversity. As part of the 30% Club Japan University Working Group, we will collaborate with other universities in the group to further advance Sophia University’s initiatives and contribute to society for the promotion of diversity.