‘Womenomics’ Author Kathy Matsui Talks About her Inspirational Journey Through Breast Cancer

Quite fittingly, the common assertion amongst survivors that “cancer was the best thing that ever happened to me” resonated with Kathy Matsui, Vice Chair, Chief Japan Strategist at Goldman Sachs and author of Womenomics, when, a few years ago, she stumbled upon a book with a similar title at an American library near the hospital where she was undergoing treatment for breast cancer. The book, she says, helped her put things into perspective. Continue reading “‘Womenomics’ Author Kathy Matsui Talks About her Inspirational Journey Through Breast Cancer”


Dr. Sheena Iyengar is a true believer in mind over matter.

And she knows this through personal experience: she is legally blind. She lost her vision permanently due to retinitis pigmentosa – a rare degenerative eye disease – when she was still very young.

Yet, this disability did not slow her down. Iyengar, who has earned a PhD from Stanford University, is now one of the most respected psychologist in the U.S. The S.T. Lee Professor of Business at Columbia University and world expert on choice is well known for her award-winning book The Art of Choosing.

Iyengar was amongst the guest speakers who came to talk about the “transformative power of education” on the occasion of the Asian University for Women’s seventh annual scholarship fundraising event (AUW) in Tokyo last March. Continue reading “MINDSET: THE ROOT CAUSE OF GENDER INEQUALITY?”


Since 2009, the Asian University for Women (AUW) has been shaping Asia’s female leaders through high quality post-secondary education.

Based in Chittagong, Bangladesh, the university offers full scholarships to the vast majority of its students. Candidates are carefully selected on the basis of merit and, through hard work and dedication, are empowered to become agents of change in their communities and the world at large. Continue reading “AUW SHAPING NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS”