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 […]

Published on 10th February 2017

Q&A with Rena Suzuki, Co-founder and Leader of Lean In Tokyo

Leading up to our upcoming monthly meeting on ‘Leaning In’ in the workplace, we’re featuring a Q&A with speaker Rena Suzuki, Co-founder and Leader of Lean In Tokyo. The Q&A is modeled on the Proust Questionnaire, designed to reveal insights into the respondent’s personality. Here, Rena reflects on following her passion, the power of connection, […]

Published on 6th February 2017

History of FEW Series: Past FEW Speakers

For the second part of our History of FEW series, we’re taking a look back at past speakers at FEW. We’ve highlighted just a handful of the many impressive leaders that have shared their insights and experiences with the FEW community. These speakers are from the years leading up to 1998, and we’ll be featuring […]

Published on 1st February 2017

How I Got Here: Philomena Keet

It’s not without a sense of irony that I find myself settled in Tokyo with my Japanese husband and two children, writing about Japan for a living and wondering when we will ever make it back to England. My first love affair with a country as a schoolgirl was in fact with Japan’s fractious neighbor […]

Published on 1st February 2017

January 2017 Women’s Start-up Club Recap: Get Branded!

On Wednesday, January 25, Risa Sasaki of Yoroshiku Fantastic, KK introduced the FEW Women’s Start-Up Club to the world of branding. A successful brand gives a strong first impression of a company’s unique offerings, personality and values. Risa shared her experience in starting her own business, along with her expertise on building a memorable brand that represents you, […]

Published on 31st January 2017

January Meeting Recap: Real Health Talk for Real Women with Katheryn Gronauer

By Jodi Harris, Public Relations and Communications Co-Director As 2017 gets underway, we were pleased to welcome health coach Katheryn Gronauer for a new and interesting perspective on the food we eat. A lifelong yo-yo dieter who struggled with weight and body image, Katheryn started by inviting us to connect with her own experience. She […]

Published on 20th January 2017

2017 Global Summit of Women: Beyond Womenomics – Accelerating Access

Join 1,000 women leaders in business and government from around the globe at the leading forum for women impacting the global economy since 1990. FEW is excited to support the 2017 Global Summit of Women, taking place in Tokyo, Japan on May 11-13, 2017 at the Grand Prince New Takanawa Hotel, Shinagawa. Bringing together women leaders from every corner of the world, the 2017 […]

Published on 19th January 2017

History of FEW Series: The Founding of FEW

In honor of the 35th anniversary of FEW last year, we are featuring highlights of major milestones in FEW’s history. We’re kicking off this month with the founding of FEW in 1981 and how the organization has grown over the years into a community for internationally-minded women in Tokyo to learn, connect, and achieve their […]

Published on 2nd January 2017

November 2016 Women’s Start-up Club Recap: Business Plans: Why They Are Essential

On Wednesday, November 30,  the FEW Women’s Start-Up Club welcomed entrepreneur Joanne Wilkinson to share her insights on business plans and why every startup should have one. Here are the key takeaways on the advantages of having a business plan and how to create one that will help your business. What is a Business Plan? A business plan is a decision making tool […]

Published on 1st January 2017

How I Got Here: Megumi Moss

I am founder and CEO of CareFinder (www.carefinder.jp), a bilingual babysitter matching website operated in Japan. I have done a number of things before CareFinder. In my early twenties, I studied fashion and business in London. After realizing that fashion wasn’t for me, I traveled a bit and took the Trans-Siberian Railroad back to Japan. […]

Published on 1st January 2017

FEW 35th Anniversary Bonenkai: FEWturistic

On Friday, December 9, over 75 FEW members, guests, partners and supporters came together at The Classica Omotesando to  celebrate at FEW’s 35th Anniversary Bonenkai: FEWTuristic. The evening provided a great opportunity to reflect on the past 35 years of FEW, celebrate the stories, successes and connections made throughout 2016, and toast to a prosperous FEWture. You […]

Published on 11th December 2016

Volunteer with Mirai no Mori

FEW Community Services Partner, Mirai no Mori, is seeking support with the following: Bonenkai: Our Bonenkai will be held Tuesday, December 6, 2016. All of us at Mirai no Mori are looking forward to seeing you soon! Sign up here Back to Nature Events: Corporate sponsors needed for weekend activities with disadvantaged youth. Global Giving Campaign: Help Mirai […]

Published on 30th November 2016

Help 2HJ Celebrate Japan’s First “Food Bank Day“

November 23rd is the first annual “Food Bank Day” in Japan. This date was chosen because it is also “Labor Thanksgiving Day,” which was traditionally a day when neighbors would share with others in the post-war period. Going further back, it was a time to celebrate the annual harvest. Give thanks for labor and food […]

Published on 30th November 2016

How I Got Here: Helen Lewis MA (Oxon)

I teach English to young people in Japan. I help them hold conversations and write in their non-native language more clearly, gracefully and confidently. I hope the skills they practice with me help them engage more deeply with the world. It sounds so simple, but it has actually taken me a long time to really […]

Published on 30th November 2016

Welcome New Board Member: Raena Murakami

We’re pleased to welcome Raena Murakami as FEW’s newest board member, starting on January 1st. She will take on the Public Relations & Communications Co-Director role from Petra Canan Trudell, who is moving back home to the U.S. after serving for 1 1/2 years on the FEW Board. We’d like to thank Petra for her […]

Published on 30th November 2016
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