“She Creates Change” Screening Event, hosted by Bloomberg on International Women’s Day, Accelerating CSR Initiatives

Tokyo, Japan – March 7th, 12:00-13:00 – In commemoration of International Women’s Day, Bloomberg (Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo) hosted a seminar and screening event titled “She Creates Change” in a Lunch & Learn format.

The event aimed to celebrate the achievements of women globally and highlight the importance of empowering young girls for a better future.

Photo: Kaho Matsumaru, Room to Read’s Associate Development Director, highlights initiatives and discusses the importance of supporting children’s education

The screening event, co-hosted by Bloomberg, was held for employees, attracting approximately 60 participants of various races and generations. Initially, Kaori Matsumaru, Director of Room to Read Japan, introduced the literacy and gender equality education initiatives carried out by Room to Read over the past 20 years.

Following that, the event featured a screening of two recently completed films with Japanese subtitles titled “She Creates Change.” All participants earnestly watched as the films depicted how girls, supported by Room to Read, utilize life skills they have developed to overcome challenges and thrive as change-makers.

After the screening event, we received lively feedback and questions, and discussions were held on what can be done for gender equality.

Bloomberg engages in activities rooted in Room to Read’s belief that “World Change Starts with Educated Children” through donations and employee volunteer participation across regions worldwide. We express our deep gratitude for this opportunity and look forward to building deeper relationships in Japan in the future.

Reference: Flow of the Lunch & Learn event
12:00-12:05: Welcome remarks from the CSR representative
12:05-12:20: Introduction to Room to Read’s activities
12:20-12:40: Screening of two films “She Creates Change” (1 film/10 minutes each)
12:40-12:50: Sharing / Q&A session
12:50-12:55: Discussion on support and volunteer opportunities
13:00: Conclusion

■Screening ‘She Creates Change‘ at Your Company or School!

We’re thrilled to announce the completion of the Japanese-subtitled version of ‘She Creates Change.’ This inspiring film captures the real-life stories of six girls who have experienced Room to Read’s girls’ education program and are now dedicated to pursuing gender equality.With the English trailer amassing an impressive 20 million views worldwide, we invite you to watch the Japanese version here:

Through events and internal screenings, we’ve already touched the hearts of over 500 individuals with the stories of these change-makers. This film is not only a perfect fit for promoting internal CSR initiatives but also for supporting international children’s aid efforts and fostering a deeper understanding of gender equality.

To organize a screening event or for further inquiries, please feel free to reach out to us at japan@roomtoread.org.

Event held and sponsored by Deloitte on Oct. 2023