Events / Women's Start Up Club

Mentorship and Networking

Patricia Bader-Johnston, a serial entrepreneur on the board of the Tokyo Mentor Initiative, will join us to share her insights on how to find, make the best use of, and even become a mentor.

Thursday June 29th / 19:00 - 21:30 / Members ¥2000 / Non-members ¥3000 (covers finger food and soft drinks)

Patricia Bader-Johnston, a serial entrepreneur who also is on the board of the Tokyo Mentor Initiative, will join us to share her insights on how to find, make the best use of, and even become a mentor. More details to be added soon!

Patricia Bader-JohnsonPatricia Bader-Johnston has founded four companies in Japan and one in Canada, and is an angel investor in several others. She is currently CEO of Silverbirch Associates KK, a boutique business consulting firm with focus on renewable and alternative energy, and is Representative Director of eSurface Technologies KK, innHealth KK and 5ive-Planets ISH. An active social entrepreneur in Japan, Myanmar and the Philippines, she also serves as Senior Consultant to Invest Northern Ireland in Japan.

Patricia has actively mentored women in business and entrepreneurs for many years. She is the Founding Chair of the Entrepreneur Mentoring Initiative and the Entrepreneur Awards in Japan, as well as the Japan National host of the (global) Creative Business Cup in Japan.

Call for WSC Committee Member 2017/2018
WSC is looking for one more member to join its committee for the next FEW year.  If you are interested, please send an e-mail to  and the committee will be happy to tell you more about the position.

Note: Those attendees travelling to the Minami Azabu Centre by bicycle are kindly asked to please refrain from parking in front of the Kenzo Estate Winery. We greatly appreciate your cooperation if ensuring bicycles are parked in an orderly manner.

About FEW Women’s Start-Up Club

Do you run your own business or are you interested in starting one?

Women’s Start-up Club is a small group that meets once in two months to discuss issues, insights and successes of women running or planning their own businesses in Japan.

The Three Pillars of Women’s Start-up Club:

  1. Thought: Speakers who make us think and give us real and useful information to help our businesses / plans for starting a business.
  2. Talk: The chance to ask questions and contribute to the evening.
  3. Takeaways: A summary of the message by the speaker for each meeting.

Our Vision:

  • To provide a place where likeminded women can talk in a safe and supportive environment about their business successes and issues.
  • To give all women a chance to speak out
  • To provide quality speakers who will enhance our businesses.

All women welcome, whether you have just started your own business, have been running one for years, want to start one or just want to be inspired by meeting energetic women!

Kiwi-Kitchen-Logo-Red-200pxFEW Women’s Start-Up Club Meetings are catered by well-known gourmet food company Kiwi Kitchen. Based on providing healthy, delicious food from all corners of the globe, Kiwi Kitchen delivers gourmet meals and  provides catering services for businesses and international schools, office functions and meetings, cocktail parties, BBQs and other functions requiring food delivered on-site within Tokyo Metropolitan area.  The company also operates a cafe in Shirokane, right on Platinum dori, less than 10 minutes walk from Shirokanedai station.

Event Details

Mentorship and Networking
Thursday June 29th
19:00 - 21:30
Members ¥2000 / Non-members ¥3000 (covers finger food and soft drinks)
Minami Azabu Centre Hall
4-12-25 Minamiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047