Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Our Commitment

As a public interest association incorporated in Japan, the GHIT Fund proudly commits to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) principles and practices in accordance with Japan’s Equal Employment Opportunity Law and recognizes and supports the international declarations, global goals, including Sustainable Development Goal No.5 to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls, and programs of the United Nations and World Health Organization in support of DEI.

“The more diverse a team is, the greater the ideas generated, and the better the outcomes for all. It’s also important to highlight pathways toward senior management roles for young women. But it’s not only about women… we definitely need to engage men so that they understand and empower women—in R&D and beyond.” – Catherine Ohura, CEO, GHIT Fund (see recent interview *Japanese only).

Empowering Women

    Empowering Women's Leadership in Global Health R&D
  • The first Empowering Women's Leadership in Global Health R&D conference was held in March 8, 2019 (Click here for the event report). The second conference is scheduled for Friday, March 6, 2020.
  • GHIT is proud to be a Founding Partner of the Women Leaders in Global Health Conference in Rwanda, which took place on November 9-10. Ms. Catherine Kaseri Ohura, CEO of GHIT Fund served as a mentor and speaker. Learn more here.