Creative Business Cup 2016

FEW Women’s Start-Up Club encourages budding and current entrepreneurs in the FEW Community to enter the Creative Business Cup. Got a creative idea for a business? This is your chance to pitch it! Open to any entrepreneur in any of the creative industries, such as design, advertising, music, art and crafts, radio & TV, leisure […]

Published on 24th September 2016

How I Got Here: Ann-Katrin van Schie

Born and raised in Germany with dual German-Swedish citizenship, I always felt as if I did not belong in Germany. At 27, I left Germany and embarked on an adventure that took me to Belgium, Singapore and Egypt. After a rather tough repatriation period in Germany, I came here to Tokyo with my family of […]

Published on 1st September 2016

September 2016 Partner Tips

Each month we feature a short editorial from one or more of our strategic partners containing useful information related to work and life. This month, we discuss the benefits of massage but first, we’ll kick things off with some tips for a natural-looking spray tan from Elana Jade. Keep reading for more! 1.) Elana Jade: […]

Published on 31st August 2016

July 2016 Partner Tips

Each month we feature a short editorial from one or more of our strategic partners containing useful information related to work and life. This month Divya Marie Kato explains her concept of drawing for peace and Anne Good tells you how to stop monkeying around. Keep reading for more! 1.) Divya Marie Kato: Drawing for […]

Published on 20th July 2016

July Meeting Recap: Feng Shui Tips for Business

By Marie Mortreux, Public Relations and Communications Intern FEW’s July meeting was the last before a one-month summer break. The meeting focused on Feng Shui, or fu-sui in Japanse. Our guest speaker was Master of Feng Shui Jodi Brunner, who is based in Nigata where’s also proprietor of a Japanese restaurant with her husband. The meeting was moderated […]

Published on 19th July 2016

June Meeting Recap: Prioritizing People, Planet and Profit Equally

By Marie Mortreux, Public Relations and Communications Intern Our June 2016 meeting focused on contrasting social businesses and traditional businesses. 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. The panel was […]

Published on 14th June 2016

June 2016 Partner Tips

Each month we feature a short editorial from one or more of our strategic partners containing useful information related to work and life This month Divya Marie Kato provides  a recap of her workshop at our recent Career Strategies Seminar, Furla Yoga shares some tips on to refresh your feet during a yoga break at […]

Published on 1st June 2016

19th FEW Career Strategies Seminar “Women Rising” Recap

On Saturday, May 28, FEW hosted its 19th Career Strategies Seminar on the theme of “Women Rising” at Shibaura House. Attended by over 70 FEW members, partners and guests, the day featured a diverse lineup of women from the corporate sector as well as small business owners, coaches and mentors from various industries who led participants […]

Published on 30th May 2016

May 2016 Partner Tips

Each month we feature a short editorial from one or more of our strategic partners containing useful information related to work and life. This month Divya Marie Kato, Club 360, Elana Jade and Sarah Furuya offer tips on exploring your creativity, share exercises you can perform at your desk, provide exfoliation tips and share reasons […]

Published on 20th May 2016

May Meeting Recap: Women Will – Women in Technology

By Lisa Matsumoto, Public Relations & Communications Intern Both members and guests alike joined FEW’s monthly meeting on May 12 to learn more about what it’s like to work at a world-renowned company like Google. Speaking on her experiences as a woman working in the tech industry, we were fortunate enough to hear from Miki […]

Published on 16th May 2016

April 2016 Women’s Start-Up Club: Outsourcing, Hiring, Partnering and Firing

By Marie Mortreux, Public Relations and Communications Intern The April Women’s Start-Up Club meeting addressed some common problems faced by women after starting their own business. Outsourcing, hiring, partnering and firing are at the heart of decision making when having one’s own business. Three female business owners came to share their experiences in relation to […]

Published on 30th April 2016

Introduction to GYROKINESIS® Exercise for FEW Recap

The GYROKINESIS® method deserves to be better known; perhaps the esoteric sounding name or the idea that you can exercise hard while seated are confusing. For the record, it is a real, sweaty, stretchy workout. Our teacher, FEW member Maya Ileto has been a certified trainer of the discipline for over five years and teaches […]

Published on 20th April 2016

April 2016 Partner Tips

Each month we feature a short editorial from one or more of our strategic partners containing useful information related to work and life. This month Club 360, Elana Jade, Sarah Furuya and Divya Marie Kato share some tips to breaking up your day, the benefits of facial peels, how to ask for help and ways […]

Published on 20th April 2016

April Meeting Recap: Interview the Interviewers

By Marie Mortreux, Public Relations and Communications Intern Few’s April 2016 meeting gathered many members and guests interested in learning more about the experience of four successful female journalists living and working in Japan: Anna Fifield, Tokyo Bureau Chief for The Washington Post and a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University; Tomoko Otake, staff writer, editor and deputy manager […]

Published on 16th April 2016

Actions You Can Take: Women Preparing for Disaster Recap

By Marie Mortreux, Public Relations and Communications Intern FEW’s March 2016 workshop focused on the role women can play in disaster preparedness in Japan. Since the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in 2011, there has been an even more urgent need to sensitize individuals to take adequate steps in response to but also in […]

Published on 28th March 2016
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