About WA space

Situated on the Pavilion’s second floor, the WA space will emerge as an agora serving as a confluence for ideas, intellects and perspectives where everyone is invited to partake in the collective endeavour of shaping a brighter future.

The communal space will be dedicated to elevating extraordinary individuals and noteworthy causes, seamlessly weaving a narrative that encompasses both global and local perspective, intricately interwoven with the overarching themes of the Pavilion.

An assembly of experts will be invited to delve into these pressing questions in an intimate setting through panels, talks, exhibitions and demonstrations.

The WA space is curated to centre around six pivotal themes.


Mother Nature​

As one of the central themes of the Women’s Pavilion at Osaka, Kansai, Expo2025, the WA space will convene experts in the fields of sustainability, biodiversity and activism. The collective aim is to cast a spotlight on the shared responsibility in safeguarding the planet and advocating for enduring solutions with far-reaching impact that will resonate for generations.

It will present an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate women leaders within this sector, recognizing their vital contribution to the achievement of the nature-related UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Important questions to be explored under this theme will include: how to foster harmony between nature and people? What strategies can be employed to preserve the natural environment and the world?


Business & Technology​

Whilst a global concerted effort to position women at the forefront of business is well underway, corporate transformation is imperative to ensure the pace of these efforts is accelerated across all fields.

This theme aims to spotlight pioneering women who have shattered the glass ceiling and exemplify noteworthy instances of gender equality in business. How can these catalysts for change transition into advocates, disseminating their influence across diverse regions of the world?

Technology can be a great equalizer, facilitating access to financial services, expanding businesses and promoting educational pursuits. How can technology be enlisted to foster gender-parity in business?


Education & Policy ​

This theme aims to reframe perspectives on women in education and policy, creating an environment that inspires the next generation to assume roles as dedicated policy makers, contributing to a better and more equitable world. The emphasis will be on championing women in policy making roles and acknowledging those who have ardently advocated for policies prioritising women.

Pivotal questions that will be contemplated include: How does education and policy influence the fabric of the world? How can a transformative approach to education improve the livelihood of girls and women around the world? How to ensure the active representation of women at the forefront of policy-making processes?


Arts & Culture ​

The Women’s Pavilion stands as a vessel of art and culture curated by prominent artists. Nurturing women’s contributions to the arts and strengthening intercultural dialogue have long been embedded in Cartier’s DNA.  

This theme prompts the profound question of understanding how art can serve as a universal language to catalyse positive change. In the exploration of this theme, creators of the Women’s Pavilion will take centre stage and be joined by key leaders spanning the breadth of creative industries, to engage in meaningful dialogues.



The role of philanthropy is a key pillar in the Women’s Pavilion. Questioning how to harness the power of giving back has become critical. Cartier remains fully focused on philanthropic commitments through Cartier Philanthropy and Cartier for Nature.

Important questions to be explored within this theme will include, how philanthropy can help achieve the SDGs, and how can tech be an enabler of social and environmental change?


Roles & Identities​

A central theme for this iteration of the Women’s Pavilion, calls for a nuanced exploration of how roles and identities are defined within respective spheres; be it at home, in the workplace or within society at large. The objective in this theme is to critically examine and challenge the existing status quo and contextualize Japan’s role within the broader landscape.

A comprehensive examination of the SDG Goal 5 will allow to assess the current global context, taking stock of progressions and shortcomings. A key focus will be placed on enhancing societal inclusivity, posing critical questions about the reconfiguration of gender roles. A dedicated period of reflection will bring insights on current standing but also acknowledges the distance yet to be traversed to achieve gender equality.