World Economic Forum on East Asia
will be held in Manila, Philippines from May 21~23. The Philippine-born member of the Korean National Assembly, Jasmine Lee will be one of the discussion leaders on the topic “Designing Solutions for Closing the Gender Gap in Leadership”. It is scheduled on May 23rd from 9:15-10:30 AM at the Makati Shangri-la.
The National Assembly of South Korea is composed of 300 lawmakers, but only about 15% of them are women. Jasmine Lee is a member of the Gender Equality and Family Committee, Foreign Affairs and Unification Committee of the National Assembly. She has authored bills or introduced revisions on Domestic Violence, Children’s Welfare and Family Protection. Last year, she spearheaded the bill on Korea’s commitment to help in the rehabilitation of the areas affected by typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. She is a recipient of the 1st Legislative Awards of South Korea. She also received the Order of Lakandula of the Philippines last year.
Aside from the WEP, Jasmine Lee will also talk about Korean Culture in a program hosted by the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines on May 19th. This is a good opportunity to learn more about Korean culture from a Filipino’s perspective. Check http://koreanculture.ph for more info.