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

FEW 35th Anniversary Call for Video Submissions

In celebration of FEW’s 35th Anniverasary, we are putting together a compliation of video messages from our members, partners and supporters which will be screened at our upcoming Bonenkai: FEWturistic on Friday, December 9. We invite you to join us in this project by submitting a short video. Videos should be: 20 seconds maximum (we reserve the […]

Published on 28th November 2016

November Meeting Recap: From Buffy to the Bloodsucking 2016 Election: The Path to Female Empowerment

By Lisa Matsumoto, Public Relations & Communications Intern In the wake of the 2016 American presidential election, we welcomed Fran Rubel Kuzui, a movie director and producer, to our meeting on November 10th to discuss female empowerment. From Tokyo Pop to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Ms. Kuzui has paved the way for not just fictional […]

Published on 26th November 2016

Special Event Recap: Be Heard – How to use Strategic Marketing to Stand out Above the Noise with Linda Popky

On Tuesday, November 15, a group of 16 female entrepreneurs gathered for a workshop with Linda Popky to learn more about how to be heard above the noise and work towards a marketing strategy that makes you stand out of the crowd. Linda Popky, founder and president of Leverage2Market Associates, which transforms organizations through powerful […]

Published on 21st November 2016

November 2016 Partner Tips

1.) Divya Marie Kato: So You Think You Can’t Draw? Happy November friends. As summer leaves us for autumn, we’re transitioning too. Nature leading the way with change. A reflective time for cooling down, wrapping up warm and looking ahead to what winter months will bring and brewing plans for 2017. This year, I’ve been […]

Published on 31st October 2016

How I Got Here: Mary Fidler

I still remember my first experience with FEW. As a longterm resident of Japan, I’d had to say goodbye to many good friends over the years as they moved on to other places or returned home. I had also just quit my 9 to 5 job to pursue a creative career in jewelry design. The […]

Published on 30th October 2016

October 2016 Meeting Recap: Kimono & Modernity

By Lisa Matsumoto, Public Relations & Communications Intern Our second meeting of the year took place on October 13 where we explored the culture of the kimono with Dr. Sheila Cliffe, kimono specialist and professor at Jumonji University, and Chizuko Takahashi and Tomoko Yoshida of Kimono Tango, a small women-run company that recycles kimono obi […]

Published on 19th October 2016
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