I have proof that Japan is making progress in women's empowerment. But it doesn't just come from the global economic and political agenda priority item known as "Advancing Women's Empowerment and Gender Equality."

The Group of Seven summit at Ise-Shima was a success for women through random acts of kindness on display, besides the fact that empowering women in Japan and around the world has become a logic-driven position and not just a feel-good emotion.

Empowering women is good for economic development. We should have more capable women in positions of power. It's not rocket science. It's sandbox sensibility. But enough about an agenda item. Let me share the unsung women leaders I met.