FEW: For Empowering Women in Japan

FEW By The Numbers

We’re proud of the diversity of the FEW community as we’ve grown over the past 35 years.


  • 1981

    Year FEW was established by two foreign female entrepreneurs wanting to create a business and social networking organisation similar to those back home

  • 2008

    Year FEW was opened to Japanese women and name changed from Foreign Executive Women to FEW: For Empowering Women in order to diversify the membership

  • 14

    Number of presidents who have led FEW since its inception


  • 120

    Number of FEW members as of April 2016

  • 6

    Average number of women joining FEW each month

  • 26

    Average number of members who attend meetings each month

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CSS 2016

We’re thrilled to announce the lineup of talented women who will be sharing their vast knowledge and experiences with us at our 19th Career Strategies Seminar, “Women Rising”, on May 28 with the aim to help participants gain the tools, knowledge and resources to live a healthful and balanced professional and personal life.

Event Recap

On May 12, FEW welcomed Miki Iwamura, chief marketing officer at Google Japan and managing director for Google APAC Brand, founder of the Women@Google Japan chapter and Google’s Women Will initiative. Ms. Iwamura shared her experiences as a woman working in the technology field and the power of positive campaigns to inspire change.

Partner Tips For You

Each month our Strategic Partners offer invaluable tips and advice to the FEW community In May Divya Marie Kato talks about art as therapy; Sarah Furuya shares why she invests in FEW members and encourages you to invest in FEW CSS; Elana Jade answers your exfoliation questions, and Club 360's Sam Gilbert offers some Movement Snacks.