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February 2017: Welcoming our new FEW Members

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.

If you’re interested in FEW membership, click here for full details on membership and benefits or contact Membership Director, Jane Szafraniec, at membership@fewjapan.com.

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.

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March 2017 Women’s Start-up Club Recap: The Art of Pricing and Negotiation

On March 29, 2017, the FEW Women’s Start-Up Club covered two crucial topics to successfully grow your business: Pricing and Negotiation.  Vanessa Oshima, General Manager, Women’s Category, at Nike Japan, first led an engaging discussion on identifying and developing strategies for successful price setting. Tanja Bach, FEW Women’s Start-Up Club Committee Member, then continued the discussion with insights on successful negotiation […]

Published on 4th April 2017

History of FEW Series: Top Highlights from Past CSS Events

By Raena Murakami, Public Relations and Communications Co-Director One of FEW’s flagship events is the biennial FEW Career Strategies Seminar (CSS), a full-day professional development event led by experienced, successful female business leaders and mentors. The event consists of workshops and skill-building sessions to equip participants with the tools necessary to enhance their lives and […]

Published on 3rd April 2017

Q&A with Travel Industry Experts Chiara Terzuolo and Rie Miyoshi

Leading up to our upcoming monthly meeting on ‘Unveiling Japan: New Themes in Travel & Tourism,’ we’re featuring a Q&A with speakers Chiara Terzuolo of Veltra and Rie Miyoshi of Outdoor Japan. The Q&A is modeled on the Proust Questionnaire, designed to reveal insights into the respondent’s personality. Here, Chiara reflects on valuing those who […]

Published on 1st April 2017

The Way of Tea Recap – An Introduction to Japanese Tea Ceremonies with Ruth (Sōshin) Lionberger

By Tanja Kinnen, FEW Special Events Director The Way of Tea and the chance to gain deeper insights into this mysterious Japanese tradition brought 15 curious women to attend our special event on a sunny Monday afternoon. The national holiday seemed like the perfect opportunity to get to know more about the Japanese Tea Ceremony. Ruth (Sōshin) […]

Published on 1st April 2017

How I Got Here: Tanja Bach

Ever been asked “What do you do?” My answer: “I empower people to become the best version of themselves.” As a coach and facilitator, I am lucky to do what I love by enabling leaders, teams, entrepreneurs and anyone with a dream to realize their potential and be the best version of themselves. I like […]

Published on 1st April 2017