This month, we are proud to welcome five new members to the FEW community! Our members hail from all over the world and have diverse and unique experiences to share with FEW. As the go-to place for personal and professional learning and connection, we’re constantly inspired by our members.
February 2017: New FEW Members
Lee Yen Anderson is the founder of The Scentsible Tribe and uses nutrition, yoga and essential oils to spread her knowledge of tools to thrive and keys to resilience. When she is not traveling, immersed in her photography or busy raising her two boys, she teaches health and wellness classes in Tokyo. Check out the Essential Oil Events in Tokyo Facebook page for her classes!
Katheryn Gronauer moved from Florida to Tokyo on a whim in 2009 when she found out she could study at Sophia University for 4 years instead of doing a 1 year exchange program from a U.S. university. Now, she works as a health coach teaching food energetics to women who know a lot of diet info but are stuck making it work. She loves trying out new restaurants, yoga, and salsa dancing!
Mariel Lozano is an architect and designer born in Mexico. She traveled to Tokyo in 2013 for a few months but decided to stay indefinitely. She works as a freelance interior designer and branding developer mainly for clients in Mexico and Japan that are starting their own business. She joined FEW after a friend suggested to come to a monthly meeting!
Peta Ruiter is originally from Brisbane Australia, but left over 10 years ago. She moved to Japan in 2014, living in Nagoya before moving to Tokyo. She has worked for Hilton Worldwide for the past 12 years and has worked in New Zealand, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Thailand and Japan! Her hobbies include music and traveling.
Sia Wei Wei is a single mumpreneur from Malaysia, with a passion for coaching, green business and social enterprise. For 17 years, she enjoyed a corporate job that provided all the trappings of an affluent lifestyle. She then decided to step out of that comfort zone and take a plunge into entrepreneurship. She created a company dedicated to providing products that promote health and wellness.
Q&A with Jackie F. Steele and Megumi Ishimoto
Leading up to our upcoming monthly meeting on ‘Celebrating Women as Change Agents in Post-Disaster Tohoku,’ we’re featuring a Q&A with Jackie F. Steele, a political scientist at the University of Tokyo, and Megumi Ishimoto, Executive Director of NPO Women’s Eye. The Q&A is modeled on the Proust Questionnaire, designed to reveal insights into the respondent’s personality. Join us […]Published on 14th March 2018
March Strategic Partner Member Offers and Other News
Check out the latest member offers and opportunities from our Strategic Partners here! Our Strategic Partners are committed to bringing the best services and products to FEW members. And go to our Strategic Partners page to learn more about all of FEW’s Strategic Partners, who not only support FEW’s activities but also provide professional and personal services […]Published on 1st March 2018
February Meeting Recap: Survivor – How to Overcome Adversity
You never know where life is going to take you. That was the message from our February guest speaker, Maxine Van-Cliffe Arakawa, who has had a decades-long career as a fashion stylist, make-up artist, and fashion show director in New York and Japan. She shared her personal experiences dealing with bi-polar disorder and gave her candid advice to […]Published on 1st March 2018
March Community Services Feature: Five Tokyo-Based Organizations That Fight For or Empower Women
In honor of March’s International Women’s Day, we’d like to present to our FEW community a list of five organizations that have established themselves as organizations who fight for or empower women as well as a list of five events that you can attend to show your support for this year’s theme of #PressFor Progress. […]Published on 28th February 2018
How I Got Here: Johanna Nousiainen
I first came to Japan as a study abroad exchange student. That year changed my life, even though at first I didn’t know it would. I was supposed to become a journalist in Finland, since that was what I loved to do – looking for information, interviewing people, writing articles about unique encounters you have. […]Published on 28th February 2018
FEW Spring Hanami Picnic & Party
Join FEW on Sunday, April 1, at Shinjuku Gyoen for a special family-friendly spring picnic celebration under the cherry blossom trees and enjoy connecting with friends, old and new!