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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FEW Career Strategies Seminar 2016

Every two years members of the FEW community and beyond come together for FEW biennial Career Strategies Seminar (CSS). Held on Saturday, May 28, the 19th CSS "Women Rising," brought together over 70 women from diverse professions for a dynamic professional learning program centered on the three pillars of Inspiration, Knowledge and Connection.

Event Recap

Our June 2016 meeting focused on contrasting social businesses and traditional businesses. We were lucky to hear from two successful women were invited to talk about their experiences in both the corporate and social enterprise sectors: Megumi Hagiuda, founder and CEO of AFRIKA ROSE, and Angela Ortiz, CSR Manager at H&M Japan.

Partner Tips For You

Each month our Strategic Partners offer invaluable tips and advice to the FEW community. In June Divya Marie Kato recaps her takeaways from FEW CSS; Sarah Furuya shares her tips for following your curiosity based on the notion that “Curiosity can’t lie, justification can"; and Furla Yoga provides a simple foot Yoga technique you can do at your desk.