Sponsor Spotlight: eCornell

Professional Development from Cornell University Women’s contribution to the economy, in general, has never been put into a greater focus until recently. According to a report of McKinsey Global Institute featured in a news article by CNN, it estimates that economies in the Asia-Pacific region could boost their collective GDP by $4.5 trillion by 2025 […]

Published on 1st November 2018

Sponsor Spotlight: Warm Hearts Coffee Club

The Warm Hearts Coffee Club is a community of coffee lovers based in Japan. Since April of this year we deliver freshly-roasted coffee to households & offices all over Japan & provide a connection between the coffee growers, the coffee’s country of origin and our community members. We do this by supporting organic & fair […]

Published on 8th August 2018

Sponsor Spotlight: Club 360

Exercising regularly can lead to better leadership and productivity for your business. Research has shown time and again not only how exercise can reduce stress and regulate mood, but also how it boosts executive functions of the brain which increases focus, memory, and creativity which can all lead to better work performance.

Published on 18th July 2018

Strategic Partner Spotlight: Mom in Balance

Mom in Balance Tokyo has been around for nearly two years now and surely quite a few of you have heard about it, if not joined our outdoor workouts at some point. Recently, Tanja Kinnen and Julie Mangen took over from Pauline Havens (who left for Singapore) determined to keep Mom in Balance Tokyo going. […]

Published on 5th June 2018

Strategic Partner Spotlight: Lumina Learning Japan Partner, Elizabeth Handover

Lumina Learning is a global learning and development company representing the latest innovation in professional development and assessment. As a pioneer in organizational development with over 3,500 certified trainers globally, we offer services in 30 languages. Lumina Spark is our flagship psychometric tool. The key to every organization’s success is its people. This philosophy underpins our partnerships […]

Published on 2nd May 2018

Strategic Partner Spotlight: WaNavi Japan

WaNavi Japan is a non-profit organization comprising of professionals of many nationalities living in Japan. We come from diverse backgrounds and expertise. Through our workshops and navigation services, we provide international residents and their families with critical information and support to live comfortable and confidently in Japan. In particular, we hold Earthquake Preparedness Workshops and […]

Published on 28th February 2018

Strategic Partner Spotlight: Find Your Element Workshop Founder Aya McCrindle

I was born to a half American, half Japanese mom and a Japanese dad, raised in Tokyo.  When I was 27, I bought a model agency with my 2 sisters and another model in order to quit modeling. During this time, I increased the number of models from 4 to 50. I also expanded the existing […]

Published on 31st January 2018

Strategic Partner Spotlight: Divya Marie Kato, Artist & Founder of When In Doubt, Draw

It’s 11:05pm and I’m here writing to you with three days left of 2017.  You’ll be reading this in the future, so first let me wish you a year of simple E.S.P. (more on this later.) I had lots of ideas about what to write to you when I first got invited – thank you FEW, I’m […]

Published on 1st January 2018

Strategic Partner Spotlight: Tia Haygood, TopTia Photography

Happy 2018! That’s two years from when communication coach, Helen Iwata, hired me as a photographer to cover her presentation at For Empowering Women Japan. At the time, I was four months into preparing and registering my business, TopTia Photography. Initially, my goal was to primarily work with Japanese businesses to bridge a communication gap […]

Published on 1st January 2018

Strategic Partner Spotlight: Megumi Moss, Founder and CEO, Carefinder

I joined FEW 4 years ago, around the same time I started my company CareFinder, a bilingual babysitter matching site. CareFinder aims to support working women and families in Japan. CareFinder’s mission is similar to FEW’s. Four years ago, when I left my job to start CareFinder, I needed support as I was embarking on […]

Published on 30th November 2017

Strategic Partner Spotlight: Sarah Furuya Coaching- Celebrating 5 Years in Business

As I write this, it is 5 years to the day since I quit my job, hopped on a plane to NYC and went to a three-day event called ‘Rich, Happy and Hot Live’ with 500 entrepreneurs and the world’s finest soulful online entrepreneurs. It was a brilliant way to enter my entrepreneurial life and […]

Published on 29th October 2017