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Women in Japan: Past, Now and Future

Join us to kick off the 2017-18 FEW year with trailblazer Kaori Sasaki, founder & CEO of ewoman Inc., who will share her experience in setting up Japan's first major female professional network and international conference, and give insights into the past, present, and future of working women in Japan.

Thursday September 14th / 19:00 - 22:00 / Members ¥2000 (Associates ¥1500) / Non-members (Women only) ¥5000 / Students and Interns (Women only) ¥3000 (includes salad/finger food buffet and soft drinks/wine)

Join the FEW community on September 14th to kick off the 2017-18 FEW year with our speaker, Kaori Sasaki. Back in 1989, when Ms. Sasaki set up a professional female network in Japan, and created an annual international conference here for working women, there was nothing of that kind. But she understood the need to give women a forum to get skills and network, and in 1996 the annual meeting became the International Conference for Women in Business, which is now in its 22nd year of drawing together world-class speakers.

Kaori SasakiMs. Sasaki is uniquely placed to give insights into the world of working women in Japan.  She is the founder & CEO of ewoman, Inc., a think tank and diversity consultancy that provides marketing, branding, product development, and training to major corporations, and the founder & CEO of UNICUL International Inc., a communications consultancy that offers executive media training and translation and interpretation in seventy languages. Ms. Sasaki also serves as a board member for several public corporations including NEC, Japan Post, Kobayashi Pharmaceutical etc. as well as a member for government major councils, museums and several foundations.

She believes passionately that through shifting your way of thinking, it can lead to behavioral change. We look forward to welcoming her at FEW.

We’ll also be welcoming the new FEW Board and sharing what we have in store for the coming year! All attendees will also get the chance to win some fantastic prizes from our Strategic Partners.

Enjoy FEW meetings? Don’t keep the secret to yourself! FEW members may bring up to two first-time guests to each monthly meeting for a special rate of ¥4,000. Simply make a note of your guest’s name or have your guest mention your name in the Questions and Comments box when registering. If your guest becomes a FEW member at the meeting, you’ll receive a ¥1,000 voucher to use towards your next meeting

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 in ensuring bicycles are parked in an orderly manner.

Kiwi-Kitchen-Logo-Red-200pxFEW Monthly 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 10mins walk from Shirokanedai station.

Event Details

Women in Japan: Past, Now and Future
Thursday September 14th
19:00 - 22:00
Members ¥2000 (Associates ¥1500) / Non-members (Women only) ¥5000 / Students and Interns (Women only) ¥3000 (includes salad/finger food buffet and soft drinks/wine)
Minami Azabu Centre Hall
4-12-25 Minamiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047